September 5, 1993 |
AFTERWORLD by Christine Garren (University of Chicago Press). Lyrical, urgent evocations of unseen mysteries beyond life's frail and doomed reality insist on the immediacy of listening, connecting: "This is where we stopped, in the metallic garden/ by the shoelace ferns./You were laughing so fully I think you drank the music of a silver tuning fork/to make you that beautiful/ . . .