By Sarah Rose Nordgren
Best Bones is a home. in the event you stroll round the rooms of the home, you overhear the wishes and griefs of a relatives, in addition to the unresolved matters of lingering ghosts. a number of the voices in the home fight opposed to the relations roles and social identities that they need to put on like heavy garments—mother, father, spouse, husband, sister, brother, servant, and grasp. some of these voices crave unification; they wish to affix themselves into one complete sentient being, into “a mansion guidance itself.”
The poems in Best Bones additionally discover the adventure of residing in a actual physique, and the way the flora and fauna intersects with artifical landscapes and applied sciences. In it, mom has a reset button, servants mixture into the furnishings, and a physician patiently oversees the being pregnant of the earth.
In those poems, the physique is a operating computing device, a repository of early life delusion and archetype, and a window to the non secular international. The poems try to be visceral at the point of dream, or of a narrative that's part remembered and part fabricated.
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Best Bones (Pitt Poetry Series) by Sarah Rose Nordgren