For / Edition 1

For / Edition 1

by Carol Snow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520217845

ISBN-13: 9780520217843

Pub. Date: 04/11/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

In For, the first volume in the New California Poetry series, Snow continues her vast poetic project of defining the relationship between art, life, and the acts of perception that define and limit those terms. If there is "subject matter" -- an elusive term when one talks about Snow's writing -- it is the play between memory and moment.

Snow makes innovative use

Overview

In For, the first volume in the New California Poetry series, Snow continues her vast poetic project of defining the relationship between art, life, and the acts of perception that define and limit those terms. If there is "subject matter" -- an elusive term when one talks about Snow's writing -- it is the play between memory and moment.

Snow makes innovative use of autobiographical material in finely wrought poetry of integrity, power, and subtlety. The kinship For has with Eastern thought and poetic forms is apparent in the depth charge of its spare style. Although Snow's poems have an affinity with those of Tu Fu, her antecedents among American writers include Elizabeth Bishop and George Oppen.

In For, by her clean observations and simple, forceful representations, Snow synthesizes the ancient and the classical. She forges new and remarkable poetry by combining traditions that once seemed incompatible -- the materials of life and a purely aesthetic, experimental style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520217843
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/11/2000
Series:
New California Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
73
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

News of
News Of5
News Of: Codicils6
Tether
Tether11
Positions of the Body VI12
Mask Series14
Sequence (Triptych)18
Asides19
Conversation21
On His Therapy22
Then Three Reflections23
The Rod24
Memory25
For K.26
Recollection27
Helpless, behind Her28
Dear30
Pool33
Fermata ("Extended Care")35
Ophelia's Lament37
Elegy38
By the Pond39
Position Paper
Prone43
Measure44
Again this morning45
Dedication46
After Sappho47
I Was Reading about Abulafia's "Permutation of Letters"48
Three Impromptus50
Four52
At the Beach53
Position Paper54
Bowl56
Frame(61
Tour62
In Brief63
For64
Notes69
Acknowledgments73

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