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In Meg Johnson’s second full length poetry collection, The Crimes of Clara Turlington, women break the rules and pass for good girls. As the poem Slugger reveals, “I could never be / a suspect, cardigan / and pink lips.” Clara Turlington and her contemporaries are contradictions, both trouble-making thrill seekers and faultless products of their environment. Scandalous yet heartfelt, The Crimes of Clara Turlington is indeed a “furry pink pillow full of blood and teeth.”