Synopses & Reviews
These powerful poems are like wrecked pastorals whose narrator seeks temporary pleasure in wit, form, rhyme, or the borrowed weekend house. Inching toward consolation in the face of sudden loss, the poet examines the reconfigured world. The elegies are like conversations overheard or recounted dreams: full of portent and mystery.
A wry and dark debut of sharply compressed lyrics by a precocious new voice in poetry.
About the Author
Dana Goodyear is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she has worked since 1999. Her work has appeared in many magazines, journals, and periodicals, including the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Yale Review, the Colorado Review, Open City, Slate, and Vogue. She lives in Los Angeles.