Fool in a Blue House

Fool in a Blue House crafts carefully appointed rooms, both interior and exterior, alongside familial and romantic love, loss and near loss of beloveds, selves, and even neighborhood rabbits. Dwelling in contradictions—strength and fragility, humor and heartbreak, safety and threat—this book ponders impossibilities as solutions to its own predicaments, “Perhaps it would be easier to write in a chorus.” But these poems know that this is not the cure. These impossibilities are simply “a whole herring” dropped down a throat, a momentary pause before we dare “to defy what the sky tells us” and instead begin to tell “ourselves that we can will the sky to give.”


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