NONFICTION

Cadaver, Speak

Copper Canyon. 2014. 96p. ISBN 9781556594656. pap. $16. POETRY
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Extraordinary how in a single poem from 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Boruch slides 1800s London barber-surgeons and the dissection of murderers only (condemned to hell anyway) to the observation, "Future or past, it's all we ever think about." The first part of this sharp, surprising book captures our inescapable but slippery physicality in the world, the second the breakdown of the cadaver of a 99-year-old woman—told from her perspective, rather jauntily.—BH
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