Elemental, essential and urgent, Music for the Black Room
is made vivid by poems that transport through means both spare—at
times, nearly irreducible—and lush. As the world of the everyday edges
into the nocturnal, quotidian moorings give way to the surreal. Mistakes
of both action and perception—the siren call of delusion and
dream—fuel the fabrication of a psychescape where one thing seems to
be another, whether through metaphor or actual error—an inscape of
wind, of snow and dirt, where sky looks like water, where water can
flame into fire.
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