What We Did While We Made More Guns
There is a lucid and compelling ethical indignation in Dorothy Barresi’s enviable new book. There is, as well, Barresi’s enviable mastery of twining an extended metaphor around sinuous syntactical cadences. In these bold and often furious poems, Barresi’s intelligence and imaginative power can wring clichés, or pieces of old news until each one becomes vivid and unbearable again. A powerful and arresting book.