Phantom Pains of Madness by Noelle Kocot
Wave Books, 2016
From the publisher: Noelle Kocot recalls a break with reality that occurred a decade and a half ago in vivid, raw language, one word per line. The resulting slender columns are sharply focused and intense. There’s a cult following for her unique imagination, self-professed in a poem as “filled with pulchritude and peopleness,” and her seventh collection does not disappoint.