Poetry. Originally composed in English. Translated into facing-page Italian by Ned Condini. Winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize, Tassi's inventing, astonishing poetry "exists in unexpected juxtapositions of ordinary and extraordinary states of being" -Dorothy Barresi. Tassi is keenly attuned to the rhythm and energy of the physical world, yet her rich images never shy away from the more recessive word of ideas. "Each of these poems is like a single bird on a branch, singing its own strange little melody in response to the one before and anticipating the one after... I have never read poems like these before nor entered a mind like this one. Wonderful surprise" -Fanny Howe.