Poetry. "Randy Blasing's poems are at once tranquil and unsettling, condensed and expansive. His images are deceptively clear and sharp, for time and again in these poems, memory is folded back upon itself. The result is a series of poignant juxtapositions of present and past, as one house, town, or episode becomes its own antitype half a world away"-Rachel Hadas. Blasing is the author of five previous collection of poetry, including THE PARTICLES, which is available at SPD. "Blasing has few if any rivals when it comes to writing gut-wrenching, lyrical poetry. A delightful collection, simultaneously tender and strong, and always graceful"-Booklist.