Sarah Manguso's second book of poetry, Siste Viator, is a book which makes writing poetry look easy and gives her readers the certain but illusive feeling that anything is possible in a poem.
The boat of death moves soundlessly / Across the room. // Then the terrible gift:
They used to say the soul / gets in like that, // and so we had meat to knock against, / a tin plate for ringing out the bars. // The without-which-nothing-so- / you-hunger came next, // or like my fists held out—Pick one.