Having come to Tricia's writing* via Twitter I was expecting this collection to be full of the same x-rated pop culture snappiness as her writing online. But despite the popeye animals on the cover, this is Formal and Dense poetry, and in this book the author proves that she is a Serious Artist. I happen to like both, although at times the poems felt so full of imagery and symbolism that I had difficulty finding a clear line through to her voice. But that's about my personal poetry preferences, not about her writing. She's a really striking and electrifying writer and I hope I get to hear her read in person some day.
Favorites were: "Good Climbing Trees Grow Us," "The Construction of a Forest for the Stage," and "The Quickening".
*coming to tricia's writing lol