Rodney Koenke’s Etruria (Wave Books) entranced me with the opener: “Toward a Theory of Translation.” His collection joints the marrow and bone of the quotidian details of love and language with a sort of ancient-futurism. Koeneke charts memory like a cartographer whose instruments were crowd-sourced: his voice is familiar.


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This 50 word review kicks off a series of short-form glimpses into contemporary works of poetry.   

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