A Daughter's Latitude: New & Selected Poems

A Daughter's Latitude: New & Selected Poems

by Karen Swenson
     
 

Poetry. Enriched by a life of travel across the United States and Asia, Karen Swenson exposes local genius and folly—in all its moral ambiguity—with sardonic humor, pathos, and hope. In A DAUGHTER'S LATITUDE, Swenson combines new poems with work from four previous volumes, including the 1993 National Poetry Series winner, The Landlady in Bangkok.

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Poetry. Enriched by a life of travel across the United States and Asia, Karen Swenson exposes local genius and folly—in all its moral ambiguity—with sardonic humor, pathos, and hope. In A DAUGHTER'S LATITUDE, Swenson combines new poems with work from four previous volumes, including the 1993 National Poetry Series winner, The Landlady in Bangkok. Toughminded yet accessible and good-spirited, this thirty-year retrospective highlights one of the most original and engaging poets writing today. These captivating poems create an international journay...Swenson's willingness to be immersed in the many cultures she encounters results in poems far removed from America or its influences—The Bloomsbury Review. Wherever she has been, Ms. Swenson has taken with her an invisible mission: poetry—The Wall Street Journal.

Editorial Reviews

Joy Katz
...[Swenson] reports not only on visits to countries like Malaysia and Thailand but also on her return trips to the provinces of childhood memory.
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556590948
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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