Poetry. "Like Kafka, Ignatow, cummings, and painters like Chagall, Rattee knows that life is not devoid of whimsy. Chasing after a bus can seem like a karmic sentence, and a dream can be more real than the daily grind. This book is an important addition to our nation's poetry of concern for all life"--David Ray. "Michael Rattee has blossomed into a remarkably good poet, sure-footed and dazzling. He is one of the leading poets of the family and domesticity in America today, and it's startling how he gets it right in poem after poem. He reminds us again and again of how poetry can illuminate our lives with the suddenness of a flashbulb, and the picture is not always pretty"--Richard Shelton.
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