SHARE THE WEALTH trains a wry and closely-observing eye on chance, exploring a world in which we collectively stand always on the brink of change—for good or ill. Sometimes the roll of the die delights: Cherry leaves turn into tortillas, snowbanks wear makeup, and hotdog-sized caterpillars wander the night, munching pecan leaves. But death and hazard are present here, lurking beneath world's abundance—its overflow of bookstores, turkeys, paintings, freeways, and flowers. Still, these poems attune the reader to the strange riotous-ness of the universe, its wealth of natural abundance, sensory detail, and time. Balanced between gain and loss, these poems allow room for bliss as much as decay.
Maureen Thorson is the author of SHARE THE WEALTH (Veliz Books, 2022), On Dreams (Bloof Books 2021), MY RESIGNATION (Shearsman 2014), and APPLIES TO ORANGES (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), as well as the chapbook Mayport, which won the Poetry Society of America's national chapbook fellowship for 2006. She lives in Falmouth, Maine.
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