Paperback ↠ Figment eBook ñ

Paperback  ↠ Figment eBook ñ What is a poem Figment suggests myriad possible answers a post confession, a remnant lyric, an unerringly wistful invention Rebecca Wolff makes use of every tool at her disposal to create charming, discomfiting poems, spiked with shrewd summings up and nervy, controlled lyric bursts Maureen N McLane, Chicago Tribune Wolff s poetry here is eliptical and often terse seeming plain language used to evoke the strange or make the everyday weird Her aphoristic poems linger in the mind long after being read, although sometimes this eleptical turn in the longer poems can seem alienating, but do reward close readings and running with assiocations Wolff s language play and rhythm is subtle but also slightly discordant and can strke some readeres as stilted. I thought this book was uneven, I liked some poems a lotthan others, and certain sectionsthan others I thought Wolff s poetry was best when it was shorter, and I thought the poems that were many poems together under the same title weren t as good as the ones alone on a single subject The longer poems seemedvague, and I had a harder time following.The poems take some work to understand but her best poems are definitely worth the extra reading.Most of the poems seemed unconnect I thought this book was uneven, I liked some poems a lotthan others, and certain sectionsthan others I thought Wolff s poetry was best when it was shorter, and I thought the poems that were many poems together under the same title weren t as good as the ones alone on a single subject The longer poems seemedvague, and I had a harder time following.The poems take some work to understand but her best poems are definitely worth the extra reading.Most of the poems seemed unconnected to each other, and I couldn t tell why they were grouped into sections I don t mind when a book is not cohesive, so it didn t bother me, but I thought I would mention it I also didn t mind that her line and stanza breaks seemed sort of random, and were not regular Wolff s titles were really good My favorite poems in the book After BalthusRoman PolanskiAutobiographia CopulariaLife of Sorts Impressions I don t want to like these poems because I m supposed to like them and I so badly want her to like my poems and put me in Fence one of these days but damn if I m not liking this book Feels familiar, but satisfying Well, now I m feeling the limitations of the book The music is a bit stilted I like some of the sounds, but the rhythm is halting Reminds me of an album where all the songs are in the same key.

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