Love, Like Pronouns

Love, Like Pronouns

by Rosmarie Waldrop
     
 

With the title of her latest collection, Love, Like Pronouns, Waldrop demonstrates with deft humor the relational aspects of any discourse. And, she implicitly suggests the similar slipperiness in human emotion and in human speech, as both the love object and the pronoun's referent easily shift with, even because of any attempt to articulate it. The title also

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With the title of her latest collection, Love, Like Pronouns, Waldrop demonstrates with deft humor the relational aspects of any discourse. And, she implicitly suggests the similar slipperiness in human emotion and in human speech, as both the love object and the pronoun's referent easily shift with, even because of any attempt to articulate it. The title also subtly resonates with Waldrop's admiration for other writers, as well as demonstrates her awareness that each act of writing occurs in relation to—and within—the environment of other writings, past and present. In this collection, poem cycles dedicated to other writers echo with subtle synchronisms of that writer's forms, tones, textures. Yet from out of this synchronism, Waldrop evolves her own unique mediums of address. Each poem travels its own distinct and unrepeatable conduit between experience and language. Waldrop is an accomplished and applauded writer of poetry, fiction, essays and translation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890650148
Publisher:
Omnidawn Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

ROSMARIE WALDROP’s titles include Another Language: New & Selected Poems (Talisman House, 1997), a book of collaborations with Keith Waldrop, Well Well Reality (The Post-Apollo Press, 1998). Her memoir, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabès, has been published by Wesleyan Press (2002). She has received many awards and fellowships, including the NEA and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. Since 1968 she has been co-editor and publisher of Burning Deck Press with her husband, translator Keith Waldrop.

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