By Sara Eliza Johnson,Martha Collins

Sara Eliza Johnson's wonderful, deeply visceral first assortment, Bone Map (2013 nationwide Poetry sequence Winner), pulls shards of tenderness from a global at the brink, the place violence and terror infuse the physique, the panorama, and desires: a handful of blackberries provided from bloodied hands, bee stings likened to pulses of solar, a honeycomb of marrow uncovered. “All moments will shine in case you minimize them open. / Will glisten like entrails within the sun.” With figurative language that makes lengthy, associative leaps, and with metaphors and photographs that consistently resurrect themselves throughout poems, the gathering builds and transforms its global via a locomotive echo—a regenerative force—that involves parallel the psychic quest for redemption that unfolds in its moment part. the result's a deeply affecting composition that would identify the already adorned younger writer as a big and important new voice in American poetry.

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