Stay, Illusion

by Lucie Brock-Broido

Stay, Illusion

Hardcover, 100 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26 | purchase

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Lucie Brock-Broido's new collection is, in many ways, about the noncorporeal: Death, mourning, the tangled intangibles of language and the power of poetic imagination, like the "illusions" of the title, haunt this book. But Brock-Broido's work is simultaneously lush, tactile and physical — full of fabrics, flavors and colors, building up layers of objects and perceptions.

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Lucie Brock-Broido's new collection is, in many ways, about the noncorporeal: Death, mourning, the tangled intangibles of language and the power of poetic imagination, like the "illusion" of the title, haunt this book. But Brock-Broido's work is simultaneously lush, tactile and physical — full of fabrics, flavors and colors, building up rich layers of objects and perceptions. In one poem, she wishes that the dead "will listen, finally, to Lucie now — still scribbling / Beneath her white

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