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Christine Monhollen:

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The majority of the poems in this collection locate themselves in the grasp of Eros. As the poet notes, "The flesh speaks." Throughout there is a joining in the act of love and made as a purled poem fabric from the intimacy between a woman and a man. The center of the poetry is the heart beneath the mesh of nature within the body self of the "I". The heart is a sexual thing. And fleeting as is the apex of love there is then loss, losing, separation, and the anticipation of and finally the reunion, union, reunion. And so there is the notion of death then in all of this life which makes this poetry, "the combination becomes a whole."--Mike Basinski

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
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