Revenge for Revenge

Revenge for Revenge

by Christie Ann Reynolds



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Revenge for Revenge by Christie Ann Reynolds

Poetry. "The apparent velocity of Reynolds's poetry, the physical charges directed into her materials, and the emphatic but relatively spare diction are always believable. Even, or maybe especially, when filtered through what turn out to be surprisingly flexible thematic terms such as revenge and mirage. That elementary principle of organization in any art that nothing gets in anything else's way, and everything is at its own limit of possibilities, is realized, for me, in the way the poems handle intimate immediacy: through a willful, concise, and thoughtfully layered balance of plea and affect."—Anselm Berrigan

"Christie Ann's poems have this brilliant severity about them. Instead of trying to disarm the reader with intimations of easy escape they make false attempts at disentanglement read like a form of existential disavowal, as if the whole world would go flickering out if it had to suffer through another specious evasion. This work refuses that extinguishing completely, delivering against it a charged & complex form of lyric revenge marked by loss, recrimination & resilience."—Dana Ward

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938055034
Publisher: Coconut Books
Publication date: 12/31/2012
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of three chapbooks: Revenge Poems (Supermachine, 2010), Girl Boy Girl Boy (with Ben Fama) (Corresponding Society, 2010), and idiot heart (New School Chapbook Contest, 2008). In 2003 Stephen Dunn chose her as the recipient of an Academy of American Poets undergraduate poetry award at Hofstra University, where she received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. She is also a 2012 Poets & Writers Amy Award winner. Christie Ann lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she is the co-curator of the the reading and performance series, Totem: poetry + film. She teaches at Metropolitan Montessori School.

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