Prop Rockery

Prop Rockery

by Emily Rosko

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Prop Rockery by Emily Rosko

Art is about something the way a cat is about the house, says Allen Grossman. This is abundantly true of Emily Rosko's poems in Prop Rockery, a condition she defines with a quote from King Lear: a looped and windowed raggedness. And while this condition is pretend, and these poems are indeed virtuoso performances, the despair, loneliness, lies, and miscommunication they examine are as real as anything in art. Parataxis and fragments meet rhyme and chewy-on-the-tongue Anglo Saxon diction at the axis of postmodern irony. Prop Rockery explodes in your mouth-no sugar, plenty of bite.”Natasha Sajé, author of Bend and Red Under the Skin

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937378165
Publisher: University Of Akron Press
Publication date: 02/10/2012
Series: Akron Series in Poetry Series
Pages: 92
Sales rank: 1,305,888
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Emily Rosko is the author of Raw Goods Inventory, winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers from Shenandoah. A former Wallace Stegner Writing Fellow at Stanford University, she also is the past recipient of Poetry magazine's Ruth Lilly Fellowship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.

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