Circe's Island

Judith Skillman
MA, 1983
Silverfish Review Press, 2002

"Without any posturing, Judith Skillman's are dramatic poems, whose power derives from the play of opposing tensions. They set the meticulous eye that records external phenomena against the highly original-at times almost surrealistic-sensibility that makes arresting connections and transitions between outer and inner landscapes. The lucid urbane voice of these poems is skillfully deployed to make what might otherwise sound imaginatively extravagant seem eminently reasonable"-William Dunlop