Today's poem is "[There is no ghost in this house.]"
from Her Human Costume

Gold Line Press

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is author of Sightseer, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry, and the forthcoming Paper Doll Fetus. Hoffman has been a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the recipient of a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship, and a Director’s Guest at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy. Her work has appeared in Pleiades, Mid-American Review, Vinyl Poetry, Heavy Feather Review, diode, and elsewhere.

Books by Cynthia Marie Hoffman:

Other poems on the web by Cynthia Marie Hoffman:
"The General's Report"
Four poems
Five poems
Three poems
"[Before my grandmother is admitted]"

Cynthia Marie Hoffman's Website.

About Her Human Costume:

"Her Human Costume, composed of twenty-six interlaced prose poems, unfolds, refolds, transforms like deft colorful origami. Quietly and intently passionate, with images that surprise and disturb, dense quick cuts make these poems sizzle. The whole builds, a learning of the alphabet, the birth of a child, the trauma of a family—domestic scenes displaced to an ethereal other world, one where “real” sheds its costume to show its other costumes, the contingent forms of our earthly habitations brought into taunting, flickering illumination."
—Susan McCabe

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