We gave it a B+
Mary Kinzie explores the pleasures and irritants of aging (new eyeglass prescription; asking her daughter to pluck a hair from her chin) and imagines earlier poets’ lives in California Sorrow.
”Eliot lived out his time in self-indulgence and / brusque shame toying / catlike with leftover words.”
Her whimsy is precise: She places T.S. Elliot near an In-N-Out Burger.