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  • Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
  • Paperback: 51 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose; 1st edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932826997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932826992
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,280,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...suddenly the world is rendered profoundly unstable in these haunted and haunting poems." -- Gregory Orr

"Perfect Disappearance is the record of an odd, courageous, and very gifted consciousness, whose witness I admire with all my heart." -- Jean Valentine

“Perfect Disappearance is the record--so far--of an odd, courageous, and very gifted consciousness, whose witness I admire... -- Jean Valentine

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Praise for At the Gate (Provincetown Arts Press, 1995)

"...These short poems, by turns savage, wry, mordantly witty, tender, stern, deluded, sane, read like a series of fragments, bits of mosaic; they duplicate on the page a sense of the past's being, piece by piece, recovered; they convey, devastatingly, the moment of a pattern's emerging; the little scenes and vignettes, the suspect tools of memory, cohere heart-stoppingly and absolutely into a narrative which fuses the damaged body to the divided heart..." (Louise Glück, from The Forbidden, Proofs and Theories; Essays on Poetry (Ecco Press)


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"...The chaos and calm basic to the collection intersect throughout the book, interrogating the boundaries of a presented life and a life under the surface. "Ourself behind ourself, concealed-- / Should startle most--" wrote Emily Dickinson. Perfect Disappearance startles exactly so."
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eugenie J. Theall on July 1, 2010
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Martha Rhodes was my professor and mentor at Sarah Lawrence; I couldn't pass this book up!
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