Tuesday, August 14, 2012

News at Eleven: In "Ghost" she avoids the first person

and keeps a tight rein on emotion. The "weeping fig" and pregnancy kit "in pieces" may set the emotional tone but [Julia] Copus permits herself no release beyond the "small, controlled explosion" (which could be a description of the poem itself). Instead, the moment of seeing the weak blue stripe, the hint of a pregnancy refusing to confirm itself, is recorded.

from The Guardian: The World's Two Smallest Humans by Julia Copus--review


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