Goest

Cole Swensen (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
Alice James Books
Publish Date
April 01, 2004
Pages
63
Dimensions
5.58 X 0.25 X 8.5 inches | 0.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781882295432
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About the Author

Cole Swensen is the author of ten previous books of poetry including Goest, which was a National Book Award Finalist. She has also won the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes and a National Poetry Series selection, as well as grants for translating and writing. She is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Reviews

Goest, sonorous with a hovering "ghost" which shimmers at the root of all things, is a stunning meditation--even initiation--on the act of seeing, proprioception, and the alchemical properties of light as it exists naturally and inside the human realm of history, lore, invention and the "whites" of painting. Light becomes the true mistress and possibly the underlying language of all invention. Swensen's poetry documents a penetrating "intellectus"--light of the mind--by turns fragile, incandescent, transcendent.


--Anne Waldman