The poems in This Business of Wisdom suggest a syllabus of the lessons each human faces "as you grow, persistent but clumsy, into your bones." With sometimes playful, often painted language, the author draws upon nature, music, dreams and current events to illustrate how to gain one's place in the world. Chaos can be met with patience and perseverance. Despite obstacles, dangers and painful losses, the poet shows us how what we see can be trusted. With this first volume of poetry, Lauren Camp focuses a prismatic lens on the ragged aesthetic of society, and by doing so, constructs an educated view of life.