A Mind Like This (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) by Susan Blackwell Ramsey

By Susan Blackwell Ramsey

Winner of the Prairie Schooner publication Prize in Poetry, Susan Blackwell Ramsey’s A brain Like This is a piece of humor and wit, all of sudden pleasant and whole of surprises because it displays at the oddness of daily life, the flora and fauna, literary heritage, pop culture, and extra. every thing is reasonable online game for Ramsey, who reveals poetry in love and affliction and existence, after all, but additionally in knitting and unreliable bladders and the bizarre identify of Kalamazoo. Neruda makes an visual appeal, as do Eric Clapton and Brahms, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and Jimmy Stewart.
 
Whether looking at the pickled heads of Peter the Great’s offenders, brooding about “How to Seduce Henry David Thoreau,” changing into the insecure voice of Kalamazoo, or brooding about the intricacies of the  brain that blocks an expensive friend’s birthday whereas maintaining the identify of Emily Dickinson’s puppy in perpetuity, Ramsey’s assortment is smart and humorous, allusive and deeply felt.
 

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