wynonaMy review of this astonishingly original book went live today on the 32 Poems site. Caki Wilkinson has created a world within a world within a world with these poem-bios of an eccentric woman and her art. One of the most appealing elements of the collection is scandalous word-play. Here’s a snippet from “Hibernaculum,” one of my many favorite poems from the collection:

sometimes a simile is her best shot
to see things as they are. The rotten weather
is not Wynona’s problem: like a knot,

her heart’s pulled taut inside this self she’s spun,
and, like a knot, what’s holding her together
is the energy she’d need to come undone.

Got a quirky, poetry-loving friend? Buy this book for her!

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