The Trees The Trees

The Trees The Trees

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Author: Heather Christe

Publisher: Octopus Books (2011)

In The Trees The Trees, the follow-up to Heather Christle's acclaimed first collection, The Difficult Farm, each new line is a sharp turn toward joy and heartbreak, and each poem unfolds like a bat through the wild meaninglessness of the world.

"You get the impression of the oracle at Delphi trying her hand at stand-up or jamming the broadcast of the nightly news: Christle's gift for welding surreal visions to living speech rhythms keeps unlocking new surprises, page after page. At least once per poem, you feel like the triple-bars just lined up in the slot-machine window, and you laugh or cry out."

–John Darnielle