Creatures Who Smell the Wind: Poems by Linda Levitz

By Linda Levitz

those poems are jam-packed with chance (of knives, of boiling water) and allure (to honey, to the insides of flowers). foodstuff is critical: oysters, mushrooms, roots. relations is necessary, with dreamlike adolescence reminiscences and picked up lore, the presence of the previous (parents, grandparents), and the habitual visual appeal of the poet's energetic granddaughter, Ella. The poet attracts on tradition, too: myths (selkies), Americana (Fiesta ware), local American lore, let alone painters (Hopper, move, Hiroshige, Hokusai) and a couple of poets and writers. particularly powerful are the narrative poems, together with tales encouraged via work, by means of the backyard of Eden, by way of the assassination of Julius Caesar.

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