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This is a true collision of technical expertise and grace. It is a classically lyrical, deeply subjective examination of the randomness of beauty from a voice sharpened against the edges of love, fear and yearning. Although the poems are largely consecrated in the everyday, their themes transcend the barriers of place. In this book, the poet references a strange gallery of things and images, the 'glitter and waste' from the sacred to the profane -- from an aquamarine dress and a cavalier bartender, to the ruins of romance and a horrific revelation at the Anne Frankhuis. This collection offers a world as seen through the eyes of Rhiannon, the Celtic goddess of the underworld, interpreted by Stevie Nicks, and imagined in turn by the ultra-contemporary Weiss, an ingenue whose heart beats furiously, jets of wise blood.