In the short poems of 60 Lovers To Make And Do
by Sophie Herxheimer, a litany of characters make companions for themselves from everyday objects. Each woman animates her creation with reflected desires and frustrations. Their absurd, often funny stories distill into familiar loves. Herxheimer's glorious collages evoke both the seasons of a year and a lifetime - extraordinary objects of devotion are prised from chandeliers and trees, skirting boards and biscuits. Undertaker She spirited a suitor from incense, nail clippings, and some ceramic tiles. She kept him in a coffin to start with but he was so quiet and respectful that she invited him home to live with her. Her parents never knew about him, well they do now.