Harping on : poems 1985-1995

by Carolyn Kizer

Hardcover, 1996

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Publication

Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, c1996.

Description

"Did you see someone cold-cock a blind nun? / Well, I did. Two helpful idiots / Steered her across the tarmac to her plane / And led her smack into the wing. / She deplaned with two black eyes & a crooked wimple, / Bruised proof that the distinction is not simple / Between ineptitude and evil."

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LibraryThing member aulsmith
I've spent the last several years on a quest to discover new poets, and Kizer is one of the best I've found. Her appeal to me is in her radical leftist view of the world and her erudite use of literary references. I also found her free form of translation very interesting. If you like slightly
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formal poetry that's about big world issues, give her a try.
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Awards

Commonwealth Club of California Book Awards (Silver Medal — Poetry — 1996)
Washington State Book Award (Winner — 1997)

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