Music for a Wedding
Lauren Clark's imagination is, paradoxically, both torrential and discriminating. Their writing is forceful and self-delighting yet minutely attentive to the world's particulars. They deploy in these stunning poems the maximum amount of intellectual power consistent with a delicacy of perception, subtle sonic and rhetorical modulations, and emotional honesty and vulnerability. Their poems are a marriage and reconciliation of many if not all of the disparate, contradictory, and opposing elements of our experience.