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Wild With It: Poems

Wild With It: Poems

by Aliki Barnstone

The bloom of Aliki Barnstone's work, her inimitable sensibility and sensitivity, have gathered praise.


The bloom of Aliki Barnstone's work, her inimitable sensibility and sensitivity, have gathered praise.

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Publishers Weekly
Rural American ecstasies, religious litanies loosely modeled on psalms, the joys and anxieties of gestation and motherhood, and erotic fulfillment all find voice in the winning, sometimes ingenuous poems of Aliki Barnstone's Wild with It. Barnstone's locales range from Greece to Manhattan to the rural Midwest, her forms from Whitmanesque free verse to a well-turned ghazal; the prolific poet, translator and anthologist (Madly in Love; Voices of Light) does best when she explores all her subjects at once, considering sex during pregnancy, for example, or offering "passion in a flame dress,/ caress of silk falling away."

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Robert Pinsky
For Aliki Barnstone, poetry seems a natural medium. The vision and cadences of these poems suggest a sensibility for which poetry is as inevitable and necessary as breathing or eating . . . pleasure, wonder, anger, and moral passion are here, and the imagination can write a poem called 'Love Poem' and make it fresh.

Meet the Author

ALIKI BARNSTONE is a poet, translator, critic, and editor. Among her recent books are Blue Earth and The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation, and Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson’s Poetic Development (University Press of New England, 2007). Her poems and translations have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, New Letters, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Missouri.

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