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Reversing the Spell: New & Selected Poems By Eleanor Wilner Reversing the Spell New Selected Poems Although she has recently won the prestigious MacArthur prize Wilner still remains relatively unknown to readers of poetry This work anthologizes poems from four of her previous volumes and adds new
  • Title: Reversing the Spell: New & Selected Poems
  • Author: Eleanor Wilner
  • ISBN: 9781556590825
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reversing the Spell: New & Selected Poems By Eleanor Wilner
    Reversing the Spell: New & Selected Poems By Eleanor Wilner Although she has recently won the prestigious MacArthur prize, Wilner still remains relatively unknown to readers of poetry This work anthologizes poems from four of her previous volumes and adds new poems written between 1993 and 1996 Few other poets writing now show Wilner s intellectual curiosity and range bats, goddesses, Asian art, photography, and the politics ofAlthough she has recently won the prestigious MacArthur prize, Wilner still remains relatively unknown to readers of poetry This work anthologizes poems from four of her previous volumes and adds new poems written between 1993 and 1996 Few other poets writing now show Wilner s intellectual curiosity and range bats, goddesses, Asian art, photography, and the politics of the body all have their turns here Her manner is conversational and digressive the easy categories of lyric or narrative do not describe her work effectively She invests old stories with new meaning, as in Leda s Handmaiden or Iphigenia, Setting the Record Straight she has a profoundly nuanced sense of the poet s mission, as in The Messenger, running through history carrying a code only the heart could break She seems at her best when her manner is half satirical, as in How To Get in the Best Magazines, Preferred tired little poems, taut, world weary, or in her portrait of the poets Muse, the big broad.al as hell Wilner s verse is not principally musical, pleasing the mind than the ear, but she ought to find an audience among most readers of poetry.Graham Christian, Andover Harvard Theological Lib Cambridge, Mass.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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    • Wilner s poetry enchants Becoming tired in the early morning hours, I would mark my place and start to close this book of magic, but my eyes would catch just enough of the first lines of the next poem to ensnare me once It happened again and again until I finally gave up and finished the book, only to start reading the poems again at random She imagines what might have been and rewrites myth and history to reveal new truths seen from unanticipated perspectives Her impeccant sense of the poetic [...]


    • I loved the very first poem in the anthology, Trummerfrauen The Rubble Women , with its distinctive Wilner sound patterns the relentless percussion of life goes on This poem is from a collection published in 1993 Then this anthology travels backwards in time, which I think is unusual Anyway, I found many poems I wanted to keep in mind forever in the older collections Many of Wilner s poems are conversations with myths, like The World is not a Meditation and Recovery that remind me to believe in [...]



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