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RIDDLE, FISH HOOK, THORN, KEY by Kelly Terwilliger

Kelly Terwilliger
Airlie Press, 2017
Purchase book: http://airliepress.org
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The poems in Riddle Fishhook Thorn Key invite readers to encounter what doesn’t stay still. The longing here is not only to see things—the bones of a whale, a forgotten handkerchief, muddy horses in a field, a forsaken boy on an empty playground—but to inhabit them, to enter the well of other lungs, to go into the throat of a land [we] didn’t know. These poems search for ways to belong in the world, and as they do, even the fleeting and uncertain become illuminated—and intimate.

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