Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human F - Matthea Harvey

I read Harvey's Modern Life before this one, and it's interesting to take a look at her first book after. I love poets who push themselves and try new things, but I think she's a poet who'll likely always do that and does that within a single collection.

 

Her poems here are playful and do some interesting, mimetic work with form ("The Illuminated Manuscript" is a favorite). Many poems take up painting or seeing in fascinating ways. Wonderful sonics throughout.

 

An ambitious, more than solid first book. I'm totally jealous. :)