Saturday poetry pick: Martha Silano

Oh, exuberance. Oh, embracing the mystery of the Universe and the mystery of the bra left on Genesee Street

“dramatic head-turning cleave-less cleavage

resembling a blown-out tire along Highway 891,”

In Reckless Lovely, we find Martha Silano continuing her explorations, redefining both domestic and sublime as they mash up against one another, blended through precision and playful language–gymnastic, acrobatic, and wry, without ever hiding the poem’s, or the artichoke’s, heart.

For a sneak peek, read “House of Mystery.”