These thirty—seven poems are eccentric in the true meaning of the word—off—center. Their titles, bearing the names of weeds, flowers, herbs, trees, are merely points of departure. How hard can it be, the poet asks, to lie down in the green / mussed bed of the senses.... In clover. Whether it's clover or rue, aspen or moss, the reader is invited into that rumpled but rich bed.
About the Author
Melissa Kwasny is the author of The Archival Birds (Bear Star Press, 2000), and editor of Toward the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry 1800 - 1950 (Wesleyan University Press, 2004). She has also published two novels, most recently Trees Call for What They Need. Ms. Kwasny lives in Jefferson City, Montana.