Allusions to the early 20th century intellectual Walter Benjamin appear throughout this book of poetry that explores such diverse topics as history, shadows, and the season of spring. Shifting through perspectives that blur gender lines and chronological boundaries, there is a darker undercurrent running through the poems that adds emotional depth to the lines and makes it all the more striking when the verse returns to spring.
Ulmer, Spring, "Benjamin's Spectacles" (2007). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 78.