I have to admit, when I first read that Rebecca Hazelton's Fair Copy was comprised of acrostic poems I was skeptical. An acrostic poem is a type of poetry in which the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase--in this case a line from Emily Dickinson. This seemed a bit scholastically puerile to me, but as I had read a poem of Hazelton's in Poetry magazine and thoroughly enjoyed it, I soldiered on. I'm so glad I did. Fair Copy is a breathtakingly good book of poetry.
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