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By Janet Foxman

Although Disposable Camera is Janet Foxman’s first book-length assortment, one wouldn't comprehend it given the wry sophistication of the poems stumbled on inside of. The proposal of the disposable digital camera permeates the whole ebook, the place Foxman considers the instabilities in even our private attachments. right here gulfs extend, for example, among twins, among the musician and his tool, among the recluse and his inconsolable solitude. even if a hermit; a dual; a filmgoer completely fascinated about Triumph of the Will; or Masaccio, simply after he’s painted the Expulsion—the poems’ audio system percentage a nagging anxiousness that delight won't exist outdoors the trouble to visualize it, and that efforts at paintings and making, even if obligatory to their executor, are most likely regrettable from the beginning. A officially creative and bold publication, and one who monitors a sophistication well past the poet’s years, Disposable digicam will be a invaluable addition to American poetry.

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If Toyotas across the river gleamed where barges delivered them there was sun. On the way home, terrific calm if it was evening and a factory’s side door was open and a welder was torching things together— The road ended in a refinery, eventually a bridge to an island. 50 5 Sick of regretting that we trained the wisteria up rather than through the pergola. Sick of the door opening onto the same cramped hallway. Sick of those peach shuttered rooms. So what if the new owners paper over the birds in the master bedroom.

Faint disclosures fall between trees. Inside, the regulars are asking girls if they could please squeeze their titties and would they like some fine black bone? Far away, the 6:14 crosses the aqueduct toward a compounding quiet. 33 The air inside the train is dark and ceremonious, as if the night had been inlaid with otter teeth or carved from whale bone. There is a woman by whose porcine legs you can tell she used to be a dancer. No longer do they look capable of kicking up cumbrous puffy skirts.

The happy wrestlers got up and left. In the lighted windows of the wholesale shops, Stuffed animals bearing hearts, and music boxes, And other tokens of love that can be had there only by the dozen. 45 I thought of the twelve chenille birds I bought for you. How you wrapped the claws Of the two you spared around the lamp at your bed. 46 Dinner à Deux On his bedroom floor I ate Falafel from the bowl He held between us And from his hand My portion of a bird’s nest And a date mamool Then from the takeout bag That seemed to intuit My gratitude With its rows of thank yous He took a napkin And there transliterated My name into His native language And mercifully didn’t wipe His mouth with it 47 Lines for a Love Poem A hand working a rag against The window from outside A hand working a rag against The window from inside Each had had enough of seeing The world through dirt 48 New Life 1 Under the oaks, raccoons gorge on apricots.

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