San Francisco : North Point Press, 1990.
A reissuing of Bitter Angel, poems by Amy Gerstler.
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One of Gerstler's earliest collections, Bitter Angel is marked by her familiar sense of play in nightmarish and macabre landscapes. Though her style generates great imagery that is by turns haunting and clever, her poems seem to lack a certain gravitas, though that may be intentional. The frequent transitions in this collection between verse and prose poetry disrupt the movement of the collection at times.