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The Dark Honey
     

The Dark Honey

by Ellie Schoenfeld
 

In this comprehensive collection of Ellie Schoenfeld's poems, "...one finds a tenderness mixed with bewilderment, a feeling of awe at the great mystery of life, and a longing," according to Louis Jenkins. Schoenfeld's work is accessible, amusing, and gently elegiac in tone. She has been called "a voice of warm dry humor." This collection

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In this comprehensive collection of Ellie Schoenfeld's poems, "...one finds a tenderness mixed with bewilderment, a feeling of awe at the great mystery of life, and a longing," according to Louis Jenkins. Schoenfeld's work is accessible, amusing, and gently elegiac in tone. She has been called "a voice of warm dry humor." This collection includes the complete spectrum of Ellie's poetry, both retrospective and new.

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In Ellie Schoenfeld's poems, one finds a tenderness mixed with bewilderment, a feeling of awe at the great mystery of life, and a longing. She says, "I want death to be like England / you go there for awhile / but then you come back." There is in the poems a deep affection for the earth, and this earthly life, which she expresses with lyricism and wit.
- Louis Jenkins, author of "North of the Cities" and "European Shoes"

If a voice of warm dry humor is possible in the chilly Midwest, it is in this collection. "The Dark Honey" sits quite well, thank you, amongst the great literary achievements of the North Coast, indeed, the headwaters of the Mississippi. Schoenfeld rocks with the best of them!
- Denise Sweet, author of "Know By Heart" and "Songs for Discharming,"and Wisconsin Poet Laureate, 2004-2008

Ellie Schoenfeld's poetry acts as a charm against complacency. In "The Dark Honey," desire always trumps satiation. The horizon, with its promising light and suggestive outlines, keeps calling the poet forward. Yet even before the "secret possible futures" arrive, the pilgrim in these poems is anticipating "the long quiet ahead." An elegiac quality therefore colors these pages, giving them a double poignancy of desire and loss. When tulip bulbs "whisper their voluptuous ideas" to Schoenfeld, we're persuaded, too, given the voluptuousness of her work itself, which is the kind that could bring back to poetry those who've given up on it.
- Philip Dacey, author of "Vertebrae Rosaries"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979488351
Publisher:
Clover Valley Press, LLC
Publication date:
04/22/2009
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
672,240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Ellie Schoenfeld is a poet native to Duluth, Minnesota. She has worked with area groups Poetry Harbor and Spirit Lake Poetry Series. "The Dark Honey" is the most comprehensive collection of her works. Though she has thought about it extensively, she has never actually run away with the circus.

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