Her Angel

“Karen Kelley has an unruly tongue which insists on resexualizing speech. Everything is symbolic. Reality is erotic. Her associational looping is carnivalesque, with slapstick moves to keep high seriousness is place. She is the most exciting and engaging poet of a generation now in its early 30’s, whose tasks may include bagging the millennium as it is said Perseus once bagged the Medusa head of language.”

—Clayton Eshleman