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Kinzie, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0394589920 / ISBN 13: 9780394589923
Published by New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991., 1991
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Publisher: New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F.

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Signed by Author A clean, bright, & tight copy in like dustjacket. Signed by the author over her name on the title page, & additionally inscribed "For ...With every good wish from Mary Kinzie 5 September 1992".

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Kinzie's fourth collection is a series of meditations on family, with special emphasis on a woman's experience of giving birth and her relationship with her new child. Kinzie shows remarkable technical skill in a variety of forms, including sturdy blank verse ("Autumn Eros"), disciplined free verse ("L'Estate"), pentameter couplets ("Eld"), and tight stanzaic forms with strict rhyme schemes ("Sparrows," "Sound Waves"). The superb poem on the birth of her child ("Angel Food") amalgamates William Carlos Williams's "variable foot" and terza rima . Kinzie's style tends toward baroque articulation--often quite grand and marvelous, at times dark, even opaque. The sense one has at the end, of having been shown a few too many baby pictures by an earnest, proud, worried parent, is accompanied by admiration for the sheer poetry of this virtuoso performance. Highly recommended.
- Frank J. Lepkowski, Oakland Univ., Rochester, Mich.
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