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By Robyn Schiff

These robust, multilayered poems try the transformative powers of dressmakers, jewelers, actors, and Darwin’s darkest finches as they adapt to a altering global the place an identical teach hurtles prior them towards market and dying camp either. all through, a few of the poems use inherited varieties to inform their tales, however the inheritance the following comes down broken and threadbare—yet packed with power.

In Worth Robyn Schiff inquires approximately making, procuring, promoting, and stealing within the fabric global, the typical panorama, and the human soul. beginning with the well known couture condominium of Charles Frederick worthy, the daddy of haute couture— “The gown was once so monstrous, / one's hand is lifeless to take glass from desk; / the skirt ways whereas the hand is but distanced” —and finishing with the home of De Beers and a diamond thief named Adam worthy— “You'll be aware of me via my procedure / i am approaching foot with a diamond in my mouth” —Schiff strikes from Cartier and Tiffany to the Shedd Aquarium, from Marie Antoinette to the Civil battle, from Mary Pickford to Marilyn Monroe.

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