Goldmine at the used bookstore today:
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Science and Other Poems
Russell Edson, The Tormented Mirror
Maureen Seaton, Furious Cooking
Kimiko Hahn, The Unbearable Heart
Michael Burkard, Pennsylvania Collection Agency
I'm especially excited about having the Atwood book. Her poem
"you fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye"
that begins the collection is one of the first poems that really affected me deeply. I was in high school, and I remember being obsessed with it—I'd scribble it in the covers of my notebooks and I think I even tacked it up in my locker, over my enormous door-length collages of Sharon Stone and Shannen Doherty, near the mirror.