Treason by Terese Svoboda
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Treason is a book centered on betrayals, unflinchingly and with a wry and feminist eye. The poems are sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always hard-hitting. Svoboda’s topics are timeless, the poems themselves worthy of mythology.
From “Eurydice Abandoned in the Caves of Hades”:
You light cigarettes, unnerved, defenseless
in the blue of that smoke. You see the roots
of trees, your sisters’ hair unpinned, you see
it leads out, The sky! Then the guide rapes you,
steals your purse, and disappears. You really seethe