Swoon

Swoon

by Victoria Redel
     
 

What does it mean to be a woman—a lover, mother and artist? In Swoon, Redel tackles the question of Eros as it animates domestic life. These are poems unafraid to embrace the sweetness of difficulty and the difficult sweetness of intimacy. Using short and extended lyric, prose poem, circular narrative, Redel refuses formal categorization, demanding of

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What does it mean to be a woman—a lover, mother and artist? In Swoon, Redel tackles the question of Eros as it animates domestic life. These are poems unafraid to embrace the sweetness of difficulty and the difficult sweetness of intimacy. Using short and extended lyric, prose poem, circular narrative, Redel refuses formal categorization, demanding of poetry a complex and textured vision of the female experience. Swoon is a robustly sexy, intelligent, daring book of poems.

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The New York Times
While some books can be read in a single sitting, this isn't one of them. Redel's characters don't walk the line between appetite and everything else so much as they dash back and forth across it, warming the pages so that readers who take up Swoon are likely to drop it from time to time and blow on their fingers as though they've grabbed a hot skillet. — David Kirby

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226706122
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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