Poetry. Beth Gylys is a poet that people will remember and BODIES THAT HUM is going to be an auspicious debut collection. Her subject is an ordinary one, love and its discontents, but her music is extraordinary with the toughness of Carolyn Kizer and Dorothy Parker mixed into a loneliness that feels -- it sounds very different! -- like Emily Dickinson. Hers is an improvisatory, jazzy art that takes villanelles and sestinas back to the public urgency -- Dave Smith. BODIES THAT HUM is the winner of the 1997 Gerald Cable Book Award.