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Laurie Price:

Pantograph Press
PO Box 9643
Berkeley CA, 94709

74 pp., $8.95

Suzanne Brooker's cover art, a collage of antique watches, brings to mind the idea of temps perdu ("lost time"), which is perhaps the emotional point of departure of this collection. "Pry" peels the dial from the hands in order to create a state of suspended animation: "The watched clock never stops/ bordering reasons held in check." Influenced by an imagist aesthetic, Price's lyric poems are highly visual, and privilege the supersaturated colors of the dream. "Sleepwalkers" is a good example: "A tangerine figure/ approaches from the curb/ lightens the street/ flooded by blues."--Susan Smith Nash

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #5,
Copyright Burning Press 1994, 1996.

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