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Jena V:

Avenue B
PO Box 542
Bolinas CA, 94924

42 pp., $8.00

AMBLYOPIA is a serial poem in the form of twenty meditations working the edges, the inbetween states and metastates of object relations. Not unlike the vision problem the title is taken from, perceptual distortions make strange the familiar in the absence of apparent pathology. What emerges is a kind of epistemology of alienation on the model of the human eye in which "Each body represents a separate approach to purpose," and where reader and writer both are found "Living in the device." This is an eloquent and moving book of unusual intelligence.--Tom Beckett

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

Contact the editor, luigi-bob drake, at Burning Press