The Seventy Prepositions (New California Poetry, Volume 10) by Carol Snow PDF

By Carol Snow

ISBN-10: 0520937694

ISBN-13: 9780520937697

Carol Snow's award-winning poetry has been well-liked and celebrated as "work of inauspicious beauty" (Robert Hass), "ever stressed, ever re-framing the body of reference" (Boston Review), educating us "how brutally self-transforming a verbal motion should be while undertaken in solid faith" (Jorie Graham). during this, her 3rd quantity, Snow maintains to mine the language to its such a lot mysterious depths and to discover the probabilities its meanings and mechanics carry for definition, transformation, and emotional fact. those poems position us prior to, and in, language--as we stand ahead of, and in, the realm.

The Seventy Prepositions includes 3 suites of poems. the 1st, "Vocabulary Sentences," displays on phrases and truth via taking as a proper motif this type of sentences used to check vocabulary abilities in effortless university. The poems of the second one suite, "Vantage," assemble loosely round questions of viewpoint and belief. The remaining suite reveals its notion within the eastern dry-landscape gardens referred to as karesansui, resembling the recognized rock backyard at Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto. the following the poet methods composition as one faces a "miniature Zen garden," determining and positioning phrases instead of stones, officially, accurately, evocatively.

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Expectation . . 52 HORIZON: OLYMPIC RANGE, WASHINGTON STATE, AUTUMN 1996 Life mask of George Washington (Morgan Library Exhibition catalog) photographed in its case, in profile, supine (though bodiless); the collection touring the States, our touring the displays. Profile. I noticed I was not content without picking out some feature of the landscape. ” It . . they rose, some promptly, some managing with a confiding—self-rallying? — ‘ urgh’; some, on account of the prayerbook, even turning to set a handkerchief or glasses case down on their (empty) seats, “.

Hand : envelope : letter : hand] 44 Action, once removed? ) Then again, mine . . Her gift—“in return”—from the first decade of our thirty-four-year correspondence, a selection of my letters now ‘returned to sender’ carefully mounted in a cord-tied, brocade-covered album, each in its opened, original envelope. - to 15-cent) stamps. Re-read with—Vermeer, maybe Hopper? Richter—fascinated apprehension, proceeding from (as Preface) a few notes from high school “still” folded for passing and set—like the envelopes—in photo corners: to unseat, unfold, hold one for reading.

Listen: whoever meant the melody once, I mean it now. — . . my thoughts about ‘unison thoughts’? 42 VANTAGE As it happened I drowned the ants on the plate to stop being God to them. 43 BACKSTORY Not the action, itself . . Re: I folded and put the letter in an envelope. ’s jeans to turn them inside out for laundering. Handle—as object; role of the; its shadow. [hand : envelope : letter : hand] 44 Action, once removed? ) Then again, mine . . Her gift—“in return”—from the first decade of our thirty-four-year correspondence, a selection of my letters now ‘returned to sender’ carefully mounted in a cord-tied, brocade-covered album, each in its opened, original envelope.

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