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"Angie Estes has recently created some of the most beautiful verbal objects on the planet." (Stephen Burt, Boston Review) “James Merrill, Amy Clampitt and Gjertrud Schnackenberg all won praise, and sparked controversy, for their elaboration; Estes shares some of their challenges, should please their readers, and belongs in their stellar company.” – Publishers Weekly Angie Estes’ previous book, Tryst (also from Oberlin College Press), was named one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, as "a collection of poems remarkable for its variety of subjects, array of genres and nimble use of language." Her much-anticipated new book is another glittering demonstration of her gifts.

80 pages | 6 x 9


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Table of Contents

Per Your Request • I want to Talk About You • Cache • Colors Are Not True • Bon Voyage • History High Clime • Pietà • Brief Encounter • Afternoon • Pallino, Pallone • Note • One Speaks of Divine Things on a Sky-Blue Field • Le Plaisir • Wont to Do • Evening • Dark Spots • View From My Father’s Grave • Item: • How to Know When the Dead Are Dead • Errand • Sweet Gum • Hail to Thee, • Che Fai de Bello • Shade • Ars Poetica • Shadow of Evening • Revision • Dessert • Almost Autumn • Recall Notes • Acknowledgments

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