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Babel's Stair by Rhoda, Janzen
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.29" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher WordTech Communications
ISBN 1933456523 ISBN13 9781933456522
Availability 132 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 20, 2016 03:59.
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More About Rhoda Janzen
Rhoda Janzen is the author of "Babel's Stair," a collection of poems. Her poems have also appeared in "Poetry, The Yale Review, The Gettysburg Review," and "The Southern Review." She holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the University of California Poet Laureate in 1994 and 1997. She teaches English and creative writing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
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Enthusiastically recommended reading Jun 4, 2007
Enthusiastically recommended reading, "Babel's Stair" succinctly showcases the verse of Rhoda Janzen, with each of her carefully crafted poems telling a little story that is hallmarked by the lyrical precision that only a master poet can successfully construct. 'How We Unlove Our Heroes': Consider how we unlove our heroes./We fall in love with Wagner. And then dense/as Nietzsche, we wait gloved in an immense/drawing room, concentrating on our prose./Naturally faith flourishes like fiction./One of Cosima's chickens rustles in,/dressed absurdly in a crinoline,/twittering to set the cracked addiction./Clucks breezy as a hostess dropping hints./You know how you try not to read ahead,/but how the last word is already read?/It's like the dawn, all vicious innocence-/and implicated by the very word/that crashes like a high-toned Wagner chord.