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The Search Engine
     

The Search Engine

by Kathleen Ossip, Derek Walcott (Introduction)
 

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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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
Formal agility plays a fast game of tag with modern urban women's issues in The Search Engine, the slippery and absolutely contemporary debut from Kathleen Ossip, which slips non sequiturs and famous names (from Woody Allen to the Waldorf) into its sonnets, syllabics, macaronics, and other high-spirited accomplishments, including a Proven al ballade about Plath and Sexton. Picked for the APR prize by Derek Walcott (who confesses both awe and bafflement in his introduction), Ossip's sometimes bitter comedy might please readers of otherwise quite varied tastes. In exuberant, sometimes cynical sequences, "the angel of the/ suburbs sells indelible stuff" and "a guy with soulful brown/ peepers hires a pert gal who wavers."

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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)

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