By Ken Tucker
Updated April 20, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

In Ripple EffectElaine Equi offers fluid, fleet poems that get right to the point without sacrificing mood-setting or moody musing.

Sample Verse
”One could panel a library/With the grain of her hair…”

Bottom Line
A tough-minded yet openhearted woman, Equi is one cool dude. This career-spanning collection displays a mastery of poetic forms as well as a consistently ferocious, sexy, funny point of view.