Small Works is Pam Rehm’s sixth book of poetry. While moving towards an ever more spare clarity, Rehm awakens the moral senses through bewilderment, impatience, and quizzical humor. Amid the crowded anonymity of an increasingly anxious urban life, these poems take sustenance from the natural world, children’s games, and familiar valedictions: “The world of consequence be with you / always.”

“These poems have an angelic quality, a solid invisibility that buoys up the lines from under and around them. There is neither an I nor a Thou within range, but both of these seem to be balancing Rehm’s thoughts from end to end” —Fanny Howe