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A SERVANT'S PRAYER

Oh Tenderhearted, O Kindhearted,
you who have spared us from eternal servitude,

by torturing and killing your only child,
we know what you can do.

AMARYLLIS

                         "Sometimes the heart breaks. Sometimes
                         it is not held hostage. The red world
                         where cells prepare for the unexpected
                         splays open at the window's ledge."


VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE
"Operating in a liguistic realm that floats somewhere above the territory of narrative withoug sacrificing either urgency or emotional intensity, Mark Wunderlich's new collection is a bold, memorable accomplishment."

— Mark Doty
FROM A VACANT HOUSE

"It is hard to want a thing you know will hurt another,
yet the heart persists, doesn't it, with its dark urges, liquid wish?"

THE ANCHORAGE
"The Anchorage bravely takes up the raw mess of desire and pain, the cold ache of longing and loss, and in sleek and searing poems exposes the way we live now to the larger powers of the racing heart adn the radiant imagination. This is a scary, sad, ecstatic, astonishing book—and a brilliant debut."

— J. D. McClatchy
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