On Our Shelves Now
Margaret Ross’s debut unearths the corporeal in the most desolate reaches of corporate speech: Futures exchange. Human resources. Personal life. Lush and visceral, A Timeshare knows that questions and crises of individual existence are inextricably bound to shared experience and its deft music carries from the closest closet to outer space, touching the concrete through the metaphysical: it syncs the bed to the ocean, memory to zero-g, voicemail to lyric, killjar, dive bar, Lascaux, Antarctica, living and waiting rooms. What time is it? What’s time? Your shadow renders you a human sundial. "Countdown," the book begins.
MARGARET ROSS' poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence and The New Yorker. Her writing has been recognized with fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Fulbright Program and Stanford, where she is currently a Stegner Fellow.