From the title poem, "Home and Away":
and if a loving pair was what it took to turn a cityscape from brown to bright, both pair and city gained from the exchange-- it gave us history, we gave it life. Or so I figured.
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Wetzsteon eschews such edgy intensity throughout here, even as she imagines herself a tortured martyr for poetry (—The Triumph of Marsyas—), a leper wanting to blend with the cityscape (—A Leper in the City—), and a clubfoot as a rhythm-keeper (—Clubfoot—).| Read Full Review of Home and Away (Poets, Penguin)
Readers may sometimes find themselves yearning, like the tired and fascinated narrator of ""The Late Show,"" for ""a duller but more intimate story,"" but Wetzsteon's sheen of elegance and formal poise is designed to show how ""when we take our masks off/ new ones take their place."" (Oct.)| Read Full Review of Home and Away (Poets, Penguin)
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