Giacometti's Dog (Pitt Poetry Series)

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Celebratory or eligiac, these poems record the author’s “two-headed journey” to root herself - geographically and emotionally - in the world.  Becker’s poems are from remote and familiar outposts: the watery evanescence of Venice contrasts with the desert of the American Southwest; we lean with her over the rim of a canyon or stand back to study a  Giacometti sculpture.  From such settings arise poems on the death of a sibling, the consoling power of painting and sculpture; others celebrate the erotic and the capacity of the female body for pleasure and pain.

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Robin Becker, professor of English and women’ s studies at The Pennsylvania State University, is the author of six collections of poetry, including The Horse Fair, All-American Girl, and Giacometti’ s Dog. In 2002, the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh published Venetian Blue, a limited-edition chapbook of Becker’ s art poems. Becker is the recipient of individual fellowships from the Bunting Institute, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000, she won the George W. Atherton III Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn State. For the Women's Review of Books, Becker writes a column on poetry called “ Field Notes” and serves as poetry editor.

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With a direct, unembellished narrative style, a voice at once reserved and passionate, Becker ( Backtalk ) uses shifting geographical and emotional landscapes to consider the complexities of love, loss and relationships. Throughout the collection, the coffey/if you can say narrator when talking of poems, please switch this to narrator/speak used below/pk speakerspeaker? persona? attempts to come to terms with the ghosts of friends and family members who haunt these pages; she seeks to "learn the patience to live / alongside the dead who will not speak / and will not go away." For Becker, though the earth is "a lonely place, miles from anywhere," consolation can be found in art, nature, human sexuality and "faithfulness renewing itself / with each attention to one thing, and the next." She is at her best when using microscopic detail and apt particulars to magnify past and present moments and events, her poems quietly building to subtle, arresting epiphanies. But the book is uneven, as Becker's language and rhythms sometimes slacken, lapsing into the vague and prosaic.
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