A Woman of Property

A Woman of Property A new book from a poet whose work is wild with imagination unafraid ambitious inventive Jorie Graham Located in a menacing gothic landscape the poems that comprise A Woman of Property draw formal

  • Title: A Woman of Property
  • Author: Robyn Schiff
  • ISBN: 9780143128274
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • A new book from a poet whose work is wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive Jorie Graham Located in a menacing, gothic landscape, the poems that comprise A Woman of Property draw formal and imaginative boundaries against boundless mortal threat, but as all borders are vulnerable, this ominous collection ultimately stages an urgent and deeply imperiled bouA new book from a poet whose work is wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive Jorie Graham Located in a menacing, gothic landscape, the poems that comprise A Woman of Property draw formal and imaginative boundaries against boundless mortal threat, but as all borders are vulnerable, this ominous collection ultimately stages an urgent and deeply imperiled boundary dispute where haunting, illusion, the presence of the past, and disembodied voices only further unsettle questions of material and spiritual possession This is a theatrical book of dilapidated houses and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root systems The unstable property lines here rove from heaven to hell, troubling proportion and upsetting propriety in the name of unfathomable propagation Are all the gates in this book folly Are the walls too easily scaled to hold anything back or impose self confinement What won t a poem do to get to the other side

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    1. is showing that this book is to be published in three days, however, I was able to read it tonight at my local Barnes and Noble. Dreamy, melodic, and lush, the blending of mythos (Clytemnestra and Grendel's Mother, as examples) with the myths of capitalism (Pepsi Co. and Kindle, as other examples) create a dynamic mixing of everyday "realities."

    2. Subtle and dark. These poems have great heft, even heartier than what is shown in their frequently generous length. I'm happy to find a poet who values the long form, a rarity in this age of minimalism.

    3. First read of this poet, she rambles, she wordsmiths, she imagines the amazing, I'm rereading, wondering how she manages to write this way this well.

    4. This work is complex, leaving room for many rereads. There's lots of thought provoking contemplation going on, the way each poem feels like a personal exploration, long and discursive.

    5. Intense poems that expand and contract in amazing ways. They skillfully play with sonic nonsense, then find their way back into a narrative.

    6. This is a thought-provoking, at time searing, book of poetry. As a mother, I relate to the content, as a writer, I aspire to Schiff's talent.

    7. Book: A Woman of Property Author: Robyn Schiff Publisher: Penguin PoetsOne sentence summary: The speaker's internal world intertwined and sometimes in opposition with the external world surrounding her.Thoughts: I only enjoyed 5 poems out of this whole book because those five poems were the easiest to understand. I like my poetry simple and unpretentious. It seems like poetry is becoming like runway fashion where designers make ugly unwearable clothes and call it "art". Maybe in another life, I [...]

    8. This collection of poetry features a collection of non-rhyming poems, some of which stretch over a multiple of pages. Topics include deer hunting, flu season, a chair, flowers, food and others. I often love a long meditative poem, but some of these didn't have enough balls in the air to keep me attentive. There were some lovely moments, but I found myself rushing through instead of simmering on the language of these rather colloquial poems. There is some good work here, just not my favorite.

    9. Features a collection of non-rhyming poems, some of which stretch over a multiple of pages. Topics include deer hunting, flu season, a chair, flowers, food and others. Some swearing.

    10. Loved this collection with its winding, interconnected themes and sharp turns of phrase. A perfect start to National Poetry Month.

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