The Undertaker’s Daughter (Derricotte)

This is a strange collection. After a series of heart wrenching, if not particularly technically interesting poems about her abusive father, Derricotte turns to a very different subject – her fish. Derricotte can evoke a great deal from just a few words, but the scattered nature of the collection made it difficult to appreciate her gift.

My favorite? “The undertaking,” the poem that closes the book. I can’t find a link.

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