|Publisher||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
Published in English
|Media type||Print, Paperback & Hardcover|
|LC Class||PS3557.L8 A96 2006|
Averno or Lake Avernus is a lake west of Naples that the Romans mythologized as the entrance to the underworld. The Greek myth of Demeter's daughter Persephone and her marriage to Hades is a recurring topic in the collection, as are the themes of oblivion and death, soul and body, love and isolation.
There are eighteen poems in the collection, and several are extended pieces with distinct, brief sections. The collection is divided into two parts. Each part has five chapters.
- Christopher, Nicholas. . The New York Times Book Review, March 12, 2006.
- Deming, John. . coldfront magazine, June 4, 2006.
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