October read 8/8, and 129/135 in my queue: @ - Virgin. The twelfth read from my @ Customer Appreciation Sale book haul, as recommended by @; and fourth in my longest streak of consecutive reads (so far)! A quick review, because I'm in the midst of intersecting flare-ups, and I would dearly prefer to get started on my November queue before there is more than a handful of days left in the month (noting, of course, that hands may have varying capacities). Close-up of shelf 4 (On to Vi). Friends, I must reiterate: should you find yourself overwhelmed by the breadth of poetry available at k|f|b, please feel encouraged to ask Kirby for a recommendation. I assure you, they are very kind, and they have always steered me to fantastically illuminating reads - often by writers with whom I was not previously familiar! Moving on to "Virgin" in particular, hot damn! What a terrific collection! These poems sizzle like a heartbeat, and sear like an absence. It's such a treat to witness a writer who is so agile and precise! I adored the push-pull dynamics in her reflections on visual art; as well as her talent in imbuing Greek myths with immediacy and vibrancy and blood. She makes everything feel so fresh and relevant, I love it! I'd also like to note my appreciation of the structure (the sections, their ordering, their internal and overall pacing) and the individual poetry titles (which were sharp, memorable; and made clear connections to the work of their respective poems, and to the work as a whole).