Transfer of Qualities

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Price
$17.95
Publisher
Omnidawn
Publish Date
Pages
79
Dimensions
6.11 X 0.26 X 8.95 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781890650827
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About the Author

MARTHA RONK is the author of nine books of poetry, including Partially Kept (Nightboat Books), Vertigo (Coffee House), a National Poetry Series Selection, and In a landscape of having to repeat (Omnidawn), a PEN/USA best poetry book 2005, and Why/Why Not (University of California Press). She has also published a fictional memoir, Displeasures of the Table, and a collection of fiction, Glass Grapes and other stories (BOA Editions 2008); her poetry is included in the anthologies Lyric Postmodernisms (Counterpath Press), American Hybrid, (Norton), and Not For Mothers Only (Fence). She had residencies at Djerassi and The MacDowell Colony, and taught summer programs at the University of Colorado and Naropa; in 2007 she received an NEA Award. She worked as editor for Littoral Books and The New Review of Literature, and is the Irma and Jay Price Professor of English at Occidental College in Los Angeles, teaching Renaissance Literature and Creative Writing.

Reviews

Ronk's collection of "various objects," books, photograms, people and portraits dominate the collection, which moves from prose to lineated poems, to essays, to brief passages of nonfiction, seguing into topics of representation, death, mourning, love, and intimacy with the physical world.--Editors "Publishers Weekly" (9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Martha Ronk places before us a series of such freighted objects--objective correlatives, dialectical images, call them what you will. These are objects--material or written--which collapse time, reshaping the perspectives of their owners. It may seem strange to the contemporary reader that such an occupation still bears our attention, especially when objects in our grasp tend to epitomize disposability (how quickly the iPhones replace themselves!), but Ronk's work clarifies just how rare and crystallizing these moments of recognition tend to be."--Benjamin Landry, The Rumpus "Publishers Weekly" (9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"Ronk's 10th collection takes as its central tenet the idea that people and objects engage in a deep kind of transference... desires and thoughts are imprinted on the thing, and some aspects of the thing rub off on the person." --"Publishers Weekly"
Ronk s collection of various objects, books, photograms, people and portraits dominate the collection, which moves from prose to lineated poems, to essays, to brief passages of nonfiction, seguing into topics of representation, death, mourning, love, and intimacy with the physical world. Editors, Publishers Weekly"
Ronk's collection of -various objects,- books, photograms, people and portraits dominate the collection, which moves from prose to lineated poems, to essays, to brief passages of nonfiction, seguing into topics of representation, death, mourning, love, and intimacy with the physical world.--Editors, Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly"
Martha Ronk places before us a series of such freighted objects objective correlatives, dialectical images, call them what you will. These are objects material or written which collapse time, reshaping the perspectives of their owners. It may seem strange to the contemporary reader that such an occupation still bears our attention, especially when objects in our grasp tend to epitomize disposability (how quickly the iPhones replace themselves!), but Ronk s work clarifies just how rare and crystallizing these moments of recognition tend to be. Benjamin Landry, The Rumpus"