Come Shivering to Collect

John Pleimann

The poems in John Pleimann’s Come Shivering to Collect live and move and have their being in a world that is both twilit and sacred. Speakers wrestle with memory’s power to obsess and distort, to haunt, and to evoke. They discover that life mocks happiness, and the only thing sacred is to be vulnerable.

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One of the most memorable works of fiction I’ve read in the last decade.

John Wilson, former editor, Books & Culture