Make sure you have a home. You're going to want to hurt yourself a little inside of something you own. —from 'Read This When You Are Sad"
Catie Rosemurgy's second collection, The Stranger Manual
, is a wild rush across the American grain. Many of the poems follow a sort of alter ego, named Miss Peach, through her sorrowful history of illness, bad reputation, and inopportune love. Gossipy, heartfelt, and lyrically alluring, The Stranger Manual
is the raucous and seductive work by one of America's best new voices in poetry.