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The Mysteries

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Within/Without

“Kathryn T. S. Bass’s The Mysteries is no ordinary collection of poems. It is a quiet but revelatory way of regarding the world in which everyday objects acquire a lyrical power. An old suitcase exhales decades of desire. A small kitchen cactus becomes a prickly totem of endurance. Luminous and illuminating, her poems connect the visible and invisible realms of experience.”

—Dana Gioia, award-winning poet and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts