“But how is an individual built? On the theories of the past.” The poems of Kathleen Ossip’s stylistically wide-ranging second collection create their own context, manifest their own landscapes within which the dramas of language and identity unfold. The poet has an uncanny ability to convey what it actually feels like to be alive today, both as a personal “miniverse of feeling, sensation, causation,” and as a social, political, and historical being. Ossip is one of our foremost ethnographers of contemporary unreality.
- The Believer