By Jan Beatty
The new poems bounce imagistically from the recognized international to the basically imagined, as within the voice in "Abortion with Gun Barrel": "I am the counselor,/there are cracks within the barrel of the gun/there is aiming/shots of sorrow—/ photographs of light.” dedication to a rabid feminist voice maintains, yet arrival has a brand new ring to it, with beginnings rescripted: “I am a bastard./I stroll round during this physique of mine."
Beatty’s fascination with the street and the breakout West jackknifes on the crossroads of the brutal and the white plains of loss—the physique torn down and resurrected within the 21st century.
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