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Strange Trades blends performances of language, verbal play, and narrative fragmentation with more conventional lyric approaches. Exploring the ways that sense is led or revealed via sound-texture, the collection frequently addresses the intellectual, domestic, and perception-based experiences of women. The poet Campbell McGrath has said of Odelius''s work: "In her passionate whimsy she invokes influences from Wallace Stevens to the Robert Desnos praised by her ''Virgins of Chicago'', marvelous creatures who ''who work nights at Federal/Screw Products''. Deft, dry-witted, fabulistic and musical, these are poems to be savored." Strange Trades is the first full-length collection by Kristy Odelius.