Wreck Me, Sally Ball


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Wreck Me is a primer of emotional violence—a primer because, as these unassumingly gorgeous poems know so well, we can only be beginners when we confront our wish to be seized, transported, remade….”We love / that ravishment,” says Sally Ball of what we simultaneously fear and crave, “we trust it.” These poems are ravishing.
—James Longenbach


Wreck Me is an entrancing collection. From the first line to the last, we are tugged into a sensibility and a world as familiar as our own world, and as strange. Sally Ball leaves no line unelectrified. Each poem feels finely wrought and completely newborn, which is exactly the point of poetry.
—Laura Kasischke