6 1/2 x 9 1/2, letterpress edition. 50 copies made by David Wolfe Editions in Portland, Maine. $40
This beautiful volume brings together eight of Regan Good's strange and elegant poems. The chiming of church bells, piano keys, gunshots and rain ring through this work creating an undermusic of fascination and severity. At times richly baroque, at other times modern as a new pin, associative and open-ended yet full of conviction, the poems here "compose a place from which to speak," building a vision of a world that is at once painfully cruel and unknowably gorgeous.
Geoffrey Nutter, author of A Summer Evening & Water's Leaves & Other Poems
Regan Good bears such prodigious gifts, it takes her great art to master them. The result, in The Imperfect, is that fusion of opposites, those impossible marriages only poetry makes lucid. Attic head and primitive heart, rhapsody and stringency, wild exclamation and strict bated breath: these dance without labor in Good's gorgeous, whirling poems.
Jenny Mueller, author of Bonneville