Gap Gardening: Selected Poems

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Price
$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811225144

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About the Author
Rosmarie Waldrop, born in Germany in 1935, is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and a noted translator of French and German poetry. Her most recent books are The Nick of Time, Gap Gardening: Selected Poems (winner of the Los Angeles Book Prize), and Driven to Abstraction. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts of Letters, and is a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. For fifty-six years, she and her husband Keith Waldrop ran one of the country's most vibrant experimental poetry presses, Burning Deck, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Reviews
Her work [is] a powerful mixture of directness and disjunction: she conveys information at one moment only to shatter the method of conveyance at the next.--Ben Lerner "Harper's"
With this collection, it is evident that Waldrop's universe begins where Einstein's ends. Nearly fifty years of lyric riffs, meditations, and collages, using as source material the works of physicists, philosophers, explorers, historians, and critics, from Columbus to Wittgenstein, seek to simultaneously define, deconstruct, and, finally, re-construct a mind in motion.-- "Music & Literature"
A wonderful mix of philosophical conversation, erotic questions and astrophysical speculation--defiantly brilliant speculations.-- "Publishers Weekly"
A page of Waldrop will focus the reader on the intricate (or simple) ways words connect or fail to connect, depend on or defy punctuation, suggest or deny meaning.-- "The American Book Review"
This influential avant-garde doyenne ... handily manages the paradox of the lucid enigma.... She maintains a distinctly American voice--quick-witted, conversational, and visually concrete: a poetry that pleases no less than it puzzles.-- "Voice Literary Supplement"
One of the leading voices in contemporary American poetry. Waldrop's nimble poetics of 'gap gardening' provides the emotional and ethical center.-- "Boston Review"