Rife, Stefanie Marlis
In her second collection of poetry, Stefanie Marlis reveals a mind remarkably equipped for the world's abundant variety. With rapt attention, she considers a dizzying array of stimuli, including skunks, luckless moths, tumors, and planets. Words themselves are examined in a witty and unusual series of poems that take dictionary definitions one step further. "Here, give me your finger," these poems seem to say, "feel the halo around each letter."