[10/12/2021] The Thicket by Kasey Jueds
University of Pittsburgh Press, paperback
Publication Date: October 12, 2021
Publisher Marketing: The Thicket opens into intimate encounters with the more-than-human world--rivers, birds, stones--and with a "you" that is not a person, necessarily, but also not not a person: maybe God, maybe an aspect of the self, maybe neither or both. Often speaking of/to the small or overlooked (weeds by a roadside, an abandoned silo), the poems orient themselves toward edges, transitional spaces like the one where fields shift into woods. Where does one body stop? The Thicket takes an interest in becoming, one thing flowing into something else.