Sea Room is a navigational term meaning adequate space at sea in which to maneuver a ship. The term seems an incongruity—that something so open and deep should require such precise and careful charting. In these powerful poems, the poet maps areas of obsessive love, phobic illness, godlessness, the prism of sexuality and romantic instinct in which all things are reflected, distorted.
“A triumph of surprise and subtlety. Complex and haunting. A distinctive stylist, (her) beautifully drawn similes and perfection of detail recall Elizabeth Bishop.”