Item description for Nomina (American Poets Continuum) by Karen Volkman...
Karen Volkman's first book, Crash's Law, was a National Poetry Series selection, published by W.W. Norton in 1996. Her second book, Spar, received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2002 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Norton Introduction to Poetry.
From "Brown is the flat":
Brown is the flat gestation of a maze, grass-grown remembrance of a second look the field holds open like a nascent book in which the wind has written, Sudden strays, sudden numbers beat-the roots of days branched intangibles a stupor took and slept and stroked and scattered in a shook haze of wakenings, refracting rays outleaping their seasons, daughters of a glance ago-ahead, a retrograde advance.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2009
Publisher BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN 1934414069 ISBN13 9781934414064
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More About Karen Volkman
Karen Volkman's poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Introduction to Poetry, and elsewhere. She has taught at NYU, the New School, the 92nd Street Y, University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia College Chicago, and University of Chicago. She currently teaches in the MFA writing program at University of Montana in Missoula.
Karen Volkman currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.
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The sonnet, through history, comes together again! Apr 28, 2008
Karen Volkman's third book of poetry affirms that she continues to be one of the most pressing & talented poets we have. This book is a searing song-- no syllable ever misses a millimeter. Here should leave a mark. Volkman's highly musical words are like Milton dipped Petrarch's mood in a patient etherized upon a table with a rinse of Dante's terza rima. Sexy. The flow of sonnets is uninterrupted ever. The unbroken, pellucid sonnet sequence assembled here is a read for the ear.