By Sarah Rose Nordgren
Best Bones is a home. for those who stroll round the rooms of the home, you overhear the wishes and griefs of a relations, in addition to the unresolved matters of lingering ghosts. a few of the voices in the home fight opposed to the family members roles and social identities that they need to put on like heavy garments—mother, father, spouse, husband, sister, brother, servant, and grasp. a majority of these voices crave unification; they wish to hitch themselves into one entire sentient being, into “a mansion guidance itself.”
The poems in Best Bones additionally discover the event of dwelling in a actual physique, and the way the flora and fauna intersects with artifical landscapes and applied sciences. In it, mom has a reset button, servants mixture into the furnishings, and a physician patiently oversees the being pregnant of the earth.
In those poems, the physique is a operating computing device, a repository of adolescence fantasy and archetype, and a window to the religious global. The poems attempt to be visceral at the point of dream, or of a narrative that's part remembered and part fabricated.
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