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Praise for A Brief History of the Short-Lived

One way to approach a book of poems is to read it as a collection of evocative lines. Take, for instance, "Then your thought becomes a paper flower/ Unfolded by an artless whim/ And crumpled up by worrying neuroses/ And planted in the heart of reason." This is a pleasing passage, both rhythmically and intellectually: metaphor and sound working in tandem. An aesthetic akin to surrealism is at work in Hutchinson's latest collection.
—Paul Tyler, Arc Poetry Magazine