Poetry. The poem that is RIFFS tells the story of a passionate love affair, in vintage Lee style -- with whoops, deep chords, and headlong improvisational arcs. We hear Bach, Bo Diddley, Bird; the news is heartache and being. Celebratory and catastrophic, the poem tracks ways in which eros and our lives are made mutually accountable. RIFFS is a landmark achievement from the poet of Civil Elegies and The Gods. "This is a grown-up voice, a voice of gritty honesty, of integrity...we are taken along for the ride in an entirely convincing, captivating way" -- Quill & Quire.