Poetry. LGBT Studies. STOP THE OCEAN drops us into a book without a beach on which to read it. Laura Neuman's poems ask: what geometries of language make spaces in which to meet-however briefly-here, here? Desire answers as a story embedded within others as traces of what was said and done. This collection begins with the problem of locating a body in a landscape. Here, a speaker tries out elements of the shifting locus for a rotating cast of surrogate bodies, continually moving house. Anything seen is fair game. In each case, the test of home is relation. Here, narration is many girls diving in a churning page exquisitely framed. Like the performers in the score of the forgotten dance, readers must shift from bodily context to another warping, tearing and leaking toward presentness.