"Phoenix Poets is the most distinguished university press series going." --Alfred Corn "Compressed, controlled, circumscribed by the artist's discipline, the poems in Susan Hahn's "Confession" do not spill over; each is like a steadily held cup containing its pain." -- Alicia Ostriker "from" "Confession" In the cabinet with the lattice opening, I confess to all the calls and hang ups--obsessions with the glands and muscles of the hair: follicle, papilla, blood vessel-- the soft bulb at root's bottom that I love to pull out and suck. I knew Krishna, Lucifer and Zeus, phoned them late at night but would not speak. . . . ("Confession" first appeared in "Boulevard." ) "Confession, " the companion to "Incontinence, " Susan Hahn's previous prize- winning book of poetry, continues the probing, visceral account of the relationship of a woman with her estranged husband and her inconstant lovers. Ingenious, disturbing, "Confession" will enhance an already substantial following for this exceptional poet. Susan Hahn is co-editor of "TriQuarterly" and of TriQuarterly Books. Her previous books of poetry are "Harriet Rubin's Mother's Wooden Hand" and "Incontinence, " both published in the Phoenix Poets series by the University of Chicago Press.