Comprising eighty-one poems of nine 9-syllable lines, Paula Meehan?s extraordinary new collection is both a controlled experiment with the challenge of form and, at once, a free meditation on the nature of memory, community, love and poetry itself. The linked but not strictly sequential poems act like tarot cards or i ching hexagrams, providing moments of clarity and insight during ?the long night?s journey into day?. ?The craft,? as one poem observes of a glider riding a thermal,?is lighter than the learning?. In that sense Geomantic is a significant new departure and a major achievement.