Let­ters from Limbo

Foreword Reviews - - Spotlight Reviews Poetry -

Jeanne Marie Beau­mont, Ca­vankerry Press Soft­cover $16 (104pp), 978-1-933880-59-4

Jeanne Marie Beau­mont writes the sort of po­etry that causes page-turn­ing hands a split sec­ond of hes­i­ta­tion—oh, lord, what will we face next? Limbo, in these pages, has phys­i­cal bor­ders and a min­istry of cul­ture where Beau­mont is­sues visas for the length of time it takes to both for­give and for­get the self. The au­thor of three pre­vi­ous col­lec­tions, she has taught at Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity, the 92nd Street Y in Man­hat­tan, and the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Maine.

A rag of colts, a clow­der of cats

ex­tremely de­struc­tive of cloth­ing, she burst out of her camisole

to give an en­ema re­quired the as­sis­tance of five nurses

in her men­strual cy­cle, the flow is not pro­fuse there are no clots

will not stay in bed pounds on the door, seems to be in men­tal dis­tress

when not un­der an opi­ate whirls most of the time

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