The Seventy Prepositions (New California Poetry, Volume 10)

The Seventy Prepositions (New California Poetry, Volume 10)

Carol Snow

Carol Snow's award-winning poetry has been favourite and celebrated as "work of adverse beauty" (Robert Hass), "ever stressed, ever re-framing the body of reference" (Boston Review), instructing us "how brutally self-transforming a verbal motion will be whilst undertaken in solid faith" (Jorie Graham). during this, her 3rd quantity, Snow keeps to mine the language to its so much mysterious depths and to discover the chances its meanings and mechanics carry for definition, transformation, and emotional fact. those poems position us earlier than, and in, language--as we stand sooner than, and in, the area.

The Seventy Prepositions includes 3 suites of poems. the 1st, "Vocabulary Sentences," displays on phrases and truth by means of taking as a proper motif one of these sentences used to check vocabulary talents in trouble-free tuition. The poems of the second one suite, "Vantage," assemble loosely round questions of standpoint and belief. The remaining suite unearths its thought within the jap dry-landscape gardens referred to as karesansui, similar to the well-known rock backyard at Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto. right here the poet methods composition as one faces a "miniature Zen garden," deciding upon and positioning phrases instead of stones, officially, accurately, evocatively.

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