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By Elizabeth Willis

Tackle attracts us into obvious and invisible architectures, into acts of intimate and public tackle. those poems are targeted, polyvocal, and sharply responsive to acts of illustration; they take in my opinion their politics and within the approach demonstrate whatever concerning the approach civic constructions inhabit the mind's eye. toxic crops, witches, anthems, bees?beneath their floor, we glimpse the fragility of our founding, republican aspirations and witness a disintegrating panorama artfully remodeled. If a poem can function a type of astrolabe, measuring distances either cosmic and quick, temporal and actual, it does so by way of creative, nonlinear capacity. right here, prior and current interact in acts of mutual interrogation and critique, and inside this dynamic Willis's poetry is without delay complexly authoritative and looking: "so starts off our legislation."

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An unrepentant witch may be converted with a little lead in the eye. Enchanting witchpowder may be hidden in a girl’s hair. When a witch is hungry, she can make a soup by stirring water with her hand. I have heard of a poor woman changing herself into a pigeon. At times a witch will seem to struggle against an unknown force stronger than herself. She will know things she has not seen with her eyes. She will have opinions about distant cities. A witch may cry out sharply at the sight of a known criminal dying of thirst.

Though educated in Switzerland I have no understanding whatsoever of clouds or of cloud-painting. Meteorology means observing the natural advantages of sunlight ( ( ( 33 between the elevator and the congressional Hummer. I prefer to be shot from the lower right when speaking to a male interlocutor. I prefer to be considered a serious fox by those who can ignore my network affiliations. Sooner or later I’ll be sliding to the other side. I’ll be in the Senate like a tongue in a bottle. I have never attempted to take responsibility for the space shuttle’s successful lunch, though I am a firm advocate of low-carb monosyllabic government and have committed adultery with unemployment figures and have enjoyed a pun or two of my own.

Bridget Bishop, Martha Carrier, George Jacobs, John Proctor, and John Willard were hardcore Salem gothic witches. Kate, Leah, and Maggie Fox were professional upstate rapping witches.

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