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Scattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler
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May 26, 2015 | ISBN 9780143126898

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Praise for Scattered at Sea:

“This wry book is like a wave that knocks you over and changes how you view the world. . .[It] mixes salty humor, invigorating rhythms and sharp-edged wisdom.” —The Washington Post
Scattered at Sea takes deep, often beautiful dips into matters of femininity, sexuality, and mortality, while staying fleet, feisty, and musical enough to feel like short adventures. .  .Gerstler’s real strength is in the way she collides the sensual with the spiritual. . .the world she creates is beautifully diffuse, as freeform as her poems are.” —The Boston Globe

Scattered at Sea got under my skin in aways that I did not expect . . . [these poems] have a heart of sense-making. And that impulse toward gathering meaning from the shards of chaos is sorely needed in this particualr poetic and political moment . . . [Gerstler] reminds us of the struggle to be human in a capricious world.” —Wendy Willis, Los Angeles Review of Books                                                                              
“Gerstler once again brilliantly amplifies the natural world in this blisteringly humorous eleventh collection. . .her dexterous poems work as satire as well as truthful reflections of humanness, often beautifully crushing in their honesty. . .what is most compelling is Gerstler’s dynamic consideration of spirituality, afterworlds, and reincarnations. . .[A] delightful, surreal, and well-rounded book.” —Publishers Weekly

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