Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Winner of the 2000 Green Rose Prize. In PERFECT DISAPPEARANCE, the much anticipated follow-up to Martha Rhodes' startling first book, we shift gears: the damaged child/woman has grown into a full-fledged adult who continues to speak for this singular "unkillable" life. Rhodes now enters new realms of the darkly erotic conjoined with the liberated sensibility of a survivor. Cagey, evasive, subservient, unappeasable, Rhodes animates her speakers with a voice full of grit and urgency, and the results are electrifying.
In these haunting and haunted poems, suddenly the world is rendered unstable. We encounter a sense of jeopardy. Rhodes enters new realms of the darkly erotic with the sensibility of a survor.