By Sarah Rose Nordgren
Best Bones is a home. should you stroll round the rooms of the home, you overhear the needs and griefs of a kin, in addition to the unresolved issues of lingering ghosts. some of the voices in the home fight opposed to the kin roles and social identities that they need to put on like heavy garments—mother, father, spouse, husband, sister, brother, servant, and grasp. a lot of these voices crave unification; they need to hitch themselves into one complete sentient being, into “a mansion steerage itself.”
The poems in Best Bones additionally discover the adventure of dwelling in a actual physique, and the way the flora and fauna intersects with artifical landscapes and applied sciences. In it, mom has a reset button, servants combination into the furnishings, and a physician patiently oversees the being pregnant of the earth.
In those poems, the physique is a operating laptop, a repository of formative years fantasy and archetype, and a window to the non secular international. The poems try to be visceral at the point of dream, or of a narrative that's part remembered and part fabricated.
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