Poetry. Maureen Alsop follows Apparition Wren with MANTIC, a poetry book that underscores the art of prediction as a means for rectifying disquiet—when one is willing. You will be made to look toward spine-white shores, salt lakes at the empire's boundary. You will hear voices dwelling within the other voice. You will inhabit the shades turning in the grass at the doorway, sun-baked origins, amaurosis before language. You will dream of the past as a form of begging, the future as your face pressed between the landscape's burnished pages. You will not lie still.