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Mike Silverton, author of Anvil on a Shoestring, wields surgical instruments of Dadaist precision in this dazzling new sequence of 169 three-line poems in a form he calls Trios: “irreversible tercets in lines of diminishing length.”

In Silverton’s work, poetry approaches the idyllic condition and ineffable significance of music: the autocannibalism of reason reaches its highest, most musical pitch, and absurdity plays musical chairs with the sublime.