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In this eagerly awaited collection of new poemsher first in over a decadeAlice Fulton reimagines the great lyric subjectstime, death, loveand imbues them with fresh urgency and depth. Shimmering with the “good strangeness of poetry,” Barely Composed bears witness to love’s complexities and the fragility of existence. In the midst of cruelty, a world in which “the pound is by the petting zoo,” Fulton’s poems embrace the inextinguishable search for goodness, compassion, and “The principles of tranquility.”