RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 814389655 LA English T1 Black aperture : poems A1 Rasmussen, Matt,, YR 2013 SN 9780807150863 080715086X 0807150878 9780807150870 0807150886 9780807150887 0807150894 9780807150894 AB In his moving debut collection, Matt Rasmussen faces the tragedy of his brother's suicide, refusing to focus on the expected pathos, blurring the edge between grief and humor. In "Outgoing," the speaker erases his brother's answering machine message to save his family from "the shame of dead you / answering calls." In other poems, once-ordinary objects become dreamlike. A buried light bulb blooms downward, "a flower / of smoldering filaments." A refrigerator holds an evening landscape, "a tinfoil lake," "vegetables / dying in the crisper."