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ADBy Joanna KlinkThe hushed and meditative poems in this intensely lovely book manage somehow to feel simultaneously old-fashioned and cutting-edge.

Amidst the chaotic noise and incessant annoyances of contemporary life, Klink’s poetry carves out a space in which we are reminded what it is like for an individual consciousness to encounter the awesome mysteries of both the outer universe and the inner self.

As always with Phillips, I am mystified, yet at the same time know precisely what he means.

Her excoriating exfoliations of the many varieties of American false consciousness perfectly capture our contemporary disillusionment and dismay: “Screams of protest come cheap,” she writes.

“All that stomp about equality was just stomp.”Troy Jollimore’s new book of poems, “Earthly Delights,” will be published in 2021.

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