Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound

Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound


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If you've been combing the bookshops for a new collection of poetry that's likely to stimulate the intellect, fine-tune the senses, and simultaneously break the heart, Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound is the volume you're after. Here, the gifted poet Yvonne Zipter exhibits an astonishing vocabulary, offering insights that perhaps we never realized we'd missed. One stunning example: in an elegiac poem for her beloved dog, she recalls the "sweet slenderness of that languorous / lick of calcium, like an ivory flute." Another: an ekphrastic take on discarded pencils, noting "how quick they are to deny their own musings"-a notion which suggests that virtually all writers and readers of poetry will savor this book.

-Marilyn L. Taylor, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, 2009-2010

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947896291
Publisher: Terrapin Books
Publication date: 08/03/2020
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Zipter is the author of the full-length collection The Patience of Metal (Hutchinson House), which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and the chapbook Like Some Bookie God. Her poems have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, Bellingham Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review, as well as in several anthologies. She is also the author of two nonfiction books, Diamonds Are a Dyke's Best Friend and Ransacking the Closet. A retired manuscript editor for the University of Chicago Press, she lives in Chicago, where she has shared her home with a number of retired racing greyhounds over the years.

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