A Forest Almost

, Author
Liz Countryman
Subito Press, 2017

Moving from suburban spaces to the chaos of New York City and back again, the speaker of A Forest Almost delights and despairs in a feeling of instability and flux. Memories are stirred up and confronted by a weird and equivocal world of metaphor as the poems move among different angles of sight and moments in time. By turns wry and ecstatic, epistolary and in search of a missing listener, these poems impart the threat and excitement of breaching one’s own isolation.