Poetry. A wide-ranging meditation by an accomplished poet on the uncontainable materiality of the world. From yoghurt tubs to pop-up books to bobcats, from cement trucks to lost socks to the products of conception, MEDITATIO PLACENTAE, Monty Reid's twelfth collection, is a book about unruly stuff. Stuff that functions but also stuff that exceeds, stuff that dreams. A gathering of short poems wrapped into longer sequences, this is a book that pays attention to the world, in all its dizzying forms.