From the Book A spectacle of cruelty A stand of cypress burning The eyelid drops on no mans land Hot ashes fall below eye level To form a mold Of what is seen The mold that needs the ear to test it Ringing true A bell like form Studded with rocks that fall like Jewels from their setting As time collapses.
The Pillow Book of Carol Tinker is one of the most distinguished poetry collections of this year. She has a very original voice, and this collection is both powerful and moving.
This sure new collection advances Carol Tinker to an even higher place among American poets. They are complicated, subtle, and rich, touching many chords.
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