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In 1998, Marie Ponsot was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, confirming the praise that has been bestowed on her by critics and peers--among them Eavan Boland and Carolyn Kizer (who are quoted on the back of the book jacket) and Amy Clampitt, who had this to say of Ponsot's last book: "She is marvelously attuned to the visual and to the audible. SheIn 1998, Marie Ponsot was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, confirming the praise that has been bestowed on her by critics and peers--among them Eavan Boland and Carolyn Kizer (who are quoted on the back of the book jacket) and Amy Clampitt, who had this to say of Ponsot's last book: "She is marvelously attuned to the visual and to the audible. She is no less precisely a geographer of the interior life, above all the experience of being a woman."...

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ISBN : 9780375701320
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 104 Pages
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The Bird Catcher Reviews

  • Nancy
    2019-01-17 20:45

    "Death is breath-taking." So obvious and yet she makes it worth saying.And the last (death-rich) section was especially so for me. "Write lost as cost; spell fond, spell fund, spell found;" -- I'll stop here so I don't spoil it for you. (Yowza I loved that stanza.)I like the regularness of her forms, and the inset stanzas. They seem to know they need to be there. And I love her eye which is so bright and keen.

  • Sophie
    2019-01-11 18:42

    Too many gardens, Eden and otherwise, but it had its moments. Like this one:ONE IS ONEHeart, you bully, you punk, I'm wrecked, I'm shockedstiff. You? you still try to rule the world--thoughI've got you: identified, starving, lockedin a cage you will not leave alive, nomatter how you hate it, pound its walls,& thrill its corridors with messages.Brute. Spy. I trusted you. Now you reel & brawlin your cell but I'm deaf to your rages,your greed to go solo, your eloquentthreats of worse things you (knowing me) could do.You scare me, bragging you're a double agentsince jailers are prisoners' prisoners too.Think! Reform! Make us one. Join the rest of us,and joy may come, and make its test of us.

  • Mary
    2018-12-28 19:56

    Whatever she is writing about, Ponsot has her way with her words. They sing. Perhaps my favorite poem, because of the last word in it, is “Persephone, Packing.” She writes of her dream, “It can’t die out or blossom; / it’s stuck in autumn, impacted, / its roots spidered, replete, / like the bulb narcissus, / like daffodil & hyacinth in bulb, / or tulips, daughtering.”

  • Mary Lee
    2019-01-12 14:43

    My favorite poem was "A Determined Present."Thank you, Julie Larios, for introducing me to this poet!!

  • Mills College Library
    2019-01-04 15:50

    811.54 P799b 1998

  • Bean
    2019-01-04 15:53

    Oh I couldn't get enough of this brilliance