This collection of poems is striking in its powerful representation of humanity and its dramatic use of language. Anne Caston explores the inner recesses of the human mind and body, delving into the murky shadows where individuals fear to tread. The poems consider the nature of death, love, brutality, friendship, and much more. Caston plays with different points of view and keeps readers on their toes. The physicality of these moving and disturbing poems is sure to captivate lovers of poetry.
Anne Caston's poems have been published in various literary arts magazines and periodicals and a selection of her poems recently received SUNY's 1996 Paumanauk Poetry Award and a grant from St. Mary's County Arts Council. She is currently the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is teaching for the 1996-97 academic year. She also teaches each spring in the St. Mary's College Intensive Poetry Workshop and Writer's Retreat and, as adjunct faculty, at Charles Community College. [Author Bio]