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Sleeping with Houdini (American Poets Continuum)

Sleeping with Houdini - Nin Andrews Nin Andrews' prose poems skate masterfully from the everyday into another world that is both playful and haunting. What begins as childhood recollection tilts into a place where thoughts have a life of their own and the usual boundaries no longer apply. Selves from alternate lives challenge reality, the dead mingle with the living, people transform, ascend, and vanish.I have too many favorite poems to mention here but some of the lines that struck me were:"All over her skin the handprints of strangers keep traveling" The dead "walk right through you on a whim" and "she felt all the empty rooms inside her and someone hiding in every one."