Position Paper

Position Paper

New and Selected Poems

Book - 2016
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" Poetry. In POSITION PAPER, Carol Snow's project of noting the world in relation comes fully assembled. This New and Selected Poems gathers work from Artist and Model, "a first book of singular poetic intelligence and attention" (Michael Palmer), to what Brian Teare called the "compassionately witty" karesansui--collages citing Basho, Sappho, Picasso, Groucho--to new work in elegy to the poet's sister consolidating a startling range of means. The art of Henri Matisse, touchstone of invention and "attention or gratitude, not madness, " is one motif attending this collection; the stone and sand arrangement of the Zen garden at Ryoan-ji another; not to mention the 70 prepositions the poet memorized in Junior High School. Snow's work has been praised as "brilliant, funny, subtle" (Robert Hass), "delicate, masterful" (Cole Swenson), and "a new and mesmerizing way of looking at things" (Fanny Howe). Stones, art, family, elegy, error, perception, prepositions, permutations, "likening... like an only hope or home." The whole, a kind of suite. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Denver :, Counterpath,, 2016
ISBN: 9781933996523
Call Number: 811.54 Sn61p
Characteristics: ix, 186 pages ; 21 cm


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