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“In Tom Thompson’s beautiful and moving book” (Geoffrey Nutter), the poems are filled with passengers travelling through worlds both recognizable and strange—a bishop experiments with ways to elude death; a surgeon hesitates mid-operation; a sensible ghost perches on the end of the bed; a cockroach dances in the kitchen “festooned in shadow.” Threaded throughout the collection are poems that investigate the profound interplay between body and consciousness that becomes so essential in deep illness and mortal love.
About the Author
TOM THOMPSON is the author of Live Feed and The Pitch. He has degrees from Dartmouth College, University of Sussex (UK), and the University of Iowa. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely. A long-time advertising executive, he currently works at St. Martin’s Press and lives in New York City with his family.