Distributed for Carnegie Mellon University Press
Approximate Body reflects upon the dramas of domestic life with equal parts cynicism, nostalgia, and grief. Richly narrative, fragmented, and featuring a variety of landscapes suburban, tropical, and ancient, these poems affirm an intricate mix of guilt and longing, proclaiming that “if I’ve loved / anything it has not been / enough.”
"Pieratti’s nuanced meditations create a world of inner and outer landscapes, inextricably bound. Her poems suffuse the ordinary—hay and mud and ice, horses and orchards, childhood and womanhood and parenthood—with a sensibility both acute and tender."
“[Danielle Pieratti's poetry] navigates the complex, expansive space between the writer and the world and explores the mundane moments and materials that make up ordinary days and finds there the ambiguities of mystery, shadow, and song.”
Connecticut Center for the Book