Penumbra is one of the best books of poetry you'll read. It reaches untapped depths, exposes familiar perceptions, leads to startling insights, and surprises with satisfying humor. Author Lisa Rappoport has achieved something very special, the kind of collection that you'll want to read through, from the first to the last. Troy Jollimore, author of Syllabus of Errors, says about the poems: "Most serious when they are at their most playful, perpetually aware of the reality of loss but never permitting themselves to be defeated by it, they conduct an affecting dance of resilience and consolation." This is a book that needs to be in your collection.