Witch Wife

Witch Wife

The poems of Witch Wife are spells, obsessive incantations to exorcise or celebrate memory, to mourn the beloved dead, to conjure children or keep them at bay, to faithfully inhabit one's given body. In sestinas, villanelles, hallucinogenic prose poems and free verse, Kiki Petrosino summons history's ghosts--the ancestors that reside in her blood and craft--and sings them The poems of Witch Wife are spells, obsessive incantations to exorcise or celebrate memory, to mourn the beloved dead, to ...

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Title:Witch Wife
Author:Kiki Petrosino
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1946448044
Format Type:ebook

Witch Wife Reviews

  • Tobias
    Dec 20, 2017

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Kaethe Schwehn
    Jan 23, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

  • Simeon Berry
    Jan 12, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Christina
    Feb 02, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Mardi
    Apr 02, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Leonard
    Jul 16, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

  • Anne
    Feb 19, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • H James
    Jan 24, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

  • F. Rzicznek
    Jan 28, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

  • Jessie McMains
    Jun 29, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Ashley
    Feb 25, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Kayleigh
    Apr 18, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Lauren
    Mar 14, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

  • Spencer
    Feb 22, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Mary Lynn HR
    May 12, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 21, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

  • Rachael
    Mar 05, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Jules Kelly
    Jul 23, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Joe Mcmanis
    Mar 20, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

  • Julian
    Mar 23, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Kate Alleman
    Feb 20, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

  • The Book Girl (Andrea)
    May 29, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

  • Ian Thomson
    Mar 21, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Emily Pérez
    Mar 20, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

  • S.R. Aichinger
    Feb 08, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

  • Holly Walrath
    Jul 17, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

  • L
    Apr 08, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Marian Urquilla
    Feb 23, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...

    Oooooh this is good stuff. I especially like it formally: the pantoum "Twenty One" punched me in the gut, and her use of villanelles to structure the book is, I think, well handled. Yasssss! ...

    This is an astonishing book. Petrosino maps the female body, a body first knit with "blooms of blight" and "vicious lungs" that passes through the weight of adolescence ("runny custard body / with its buried corkscrew of hate") into romance ("the stem of your body unspooled in every ro...

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  • Stephen Byrne
    Apr 09, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

  • Alyssa Oka Van Iman
    Jan 31, 2018

    I think of poetry like I do candles: A lot of it is plain white tapers?quiet, distinguished, giving off mellow light and a faint warmth that would have been valued in centuries past but is now just set decoration. Some of it is overly perfumed?maybe trusty lavender, maybe a crass Y...

    I love the way this book plays with forms (notably the villanelle) and examines both womanhood and marriage. It is both incantatory and contemporary--one I will read again. ...

    There were some great poems in here and each poem built on the previous, but it just didn't compare to Chen Chen so that colored my perspective. ...

    Petrosino?s collection of poems is cunning in its use of rhyme and form, in a way which feels brisk, unforced, and pithy in the way structure should be. The author has a fantastic handle on language. The poems in this book are fresh and bright. Some lines I enjoyed: ?Now / they c...

    Not for me. ...

    Hope to teach this next year. This book brings poetic form and technique to living, breathing life. ...

    Beautiful poems even if I didn't really get them. ...

    loved this book. Review to come. ...

    Nice collection of poems with a few prose poems and many villanelles. I liked it, maybe because i especially like villanelles ...

    Pretty meh. The best poem by far is the title poem, I really like the contrasting themes of Easter, death, rebirth, and suburban banality. ...

    Poetry. I enjoyed the final few. ...

    Yes, very unusual gorgeous style of writing. Really loved this book. ...

    Aiimpa yvt tohbi holcha tohbi ya aiimpa. ...