Whether they're graveside tourists in Rome or lovelorn girls on a bus, the characters in Dawn Potter's ravishing second collection of poetry, "betray a fatal longing" for love's complications. By turns comic and melancholy, hungry and euphoric, these poems surrender again and again to the passions and panics of experience.
DAWN POTTER is associate director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Her most recent book is a memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton. She lives in Harmony, Maine, with photographer Thomas Birtwistle and their two sons.