RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 262787450 LA English T1 Versed A1 Armantrout, Rae,, PB Wesleyan University Press PP Middletown, Conn. YR 2009 SN 9780819568793 0819568791 9780819569035 0819569038 AB A collection of poetry organized in two sections. The first section, "Versed," play with vice and versa, the perversity of human consciousness. They flirt with error and delusion, skating on a thin ice that inevitably cracks. The second section, "Dark Matter," alludes to more than the unseen substance thought to make up the majority of mass in the universe. The invisible and unknowable are confronted directly as the author's experience with cancer marks these poems with a new austerity, shot through with her signature wit and stark unsentimental thinking.--From publisher description.