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With gut truths and gin-clear imagery, Trista Mateer reminds us of all those places left unexplored by language. The wonders and especially the heartbreaks of love occupy much of her attention, and also best demonstrate her uncanny ability to chart new ground. A resident of Baltimore, Mateer is the author of four other collections.

Questions For Small Town Girls
(Who Like Kissing Girls)

If her mother brings up Leviticus in polite conversation
and my mother laughs when she hears the word bisexual,
how much room do we have to breathe
in the middle?

Is it me that makes this wrong
or is it my body
or is it what I want to do with my body?

How do you effectively hold onto something
that you don’t want other people to see in your hands?

What if I want other people to see it?

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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