The Search Engine

The Search Engine


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"Irresistible," wrote Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott when he selected Kathleen Ossip’s The Search Engine for the Honickman Prize from more than 1000 manuscripts. "You feel like quoting her," Walcott continued, "because she is . . . so fresh and so open." Ossip’s poetry is word-rich and music-lush, infused with fastidious hilarity and a genuine intelligence. It is a poetry of nerves, with a hunger for subtlety. She admits her influences easily, using pop songs and academic quotes in a self-confessed, even parodic search for her voice. As Richard Howard remarks: "An astonishment, this first book, and what a comfort!"

Kathleen Ossip teaches at The New School. Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry and The Paris Review . She lives outside New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971898110
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

In the Atrium3
My 20th Century7
Ballade Confessionnelle11
Rose of Sharon12
My Analysis13
My Aesthetics14
My Luvox15
My Dark Night16
My Ativan17
My Best Self18
The Complaints of Maria Goretti19
2Fourteen Rants
The Fatso25
The Seer26
The Wet Blanket27
The Pixie28
The Rosebud29
The Demi-Vierge30
The Genius31
The Pouter32
The Simp33
The Stay-at-Home34
The Witness35
The Enthusiast36
The Consultant37
The Essentialist38
Nobody talks about the moon anymore45
The Magic Husband47
A Conception50
The Search Engine57
Geese on the Median of the Saw Mill Parkway59
Little America61
Aqui se puede comprar camisetas perro62
The Flat Tire63
Three Prayers66
Winter Lyric68
57th Street69
The Nature of Things77
The Pleasure of Your Company78

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