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Review: Keep and Give Away
Date of Review: 
Mar.17.2008
Published Work: 
Reviewer: 
Gaganpreet Kaur
Source: 
Blog of Luna: a journal of poetry and translation

Susan Meyers’ debut book of poems might as well have been titled “Contraries,” after the name of the poem most representative of the dominant thought behind the volume: the inherently paradoxical nature of desire. Terrance Hayes calls this (in the foreword) “opposing gestures,” the simultaneous need for two opposing things. . . . In all, Meyers has managed a compelling first collection, one that will earn her a seat amongst other notable writers of the elegiac tradition.