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Bindweed

Balk, Christianne

ISBN 10: 0026276607 / ISBN 13: 9780026276603
Published by Macmillan Company, 1986
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0026276607 Author's first book. Winner of the Academy of American Poets 1985 Walt Whitman Award. Dj blurb by Anthony Hecht. Bookseller Inventory # 006138

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Title: Bindweed

Publisher: Macmillan Company

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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First edition. 1985 Walt Whitman Award. Compliments card from Academy of American Poets laid in. Fine in dust jacket. x , 54 pages. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket.. 8vo..

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Bindweed was chosen by Anthony Hecht as the 1985 winner of the Walt Whitman Award. These 24 poems, set mostly in the natural world, seem all cool surfaces; but the tension between what is and isn't said is almost palpable. Balk's best poems are like rooms "draped" by silence, where even the slightest sounds reverberate with what's absent. Elegaic in tone, her verse is about what's missing, about loss: "His absence is a gouge in the snow/ Scooped between the spruce trees." Anguish is counterbalanced by Balk's remarkable attention to detail, precise diction, and restraint: "He pulls you out/ and yanks out your bones. One by one, he hollows/ each bone out, whittling the longest one/ into a flute. He presses his mouth against you." Highly recommended. Robert Hudzik, P.L. of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty.
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