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Yale Series of Younger Poets #92: My Shining Archipelago

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Talvikki Ansel's My Shining Archipelago is the winner of the 1996 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. Her book gives us a front-row seat in a true Amazon theater where, says James Dickey in his foreword, ""Ansel finds her way of bringing into language the hellish magnificence, the perverse pluralism-more, always more, in the Amazon basin."" This cycle of ""freewheeling sonnets"" (Part II of the book) is cradled between sections of ambitious lyrics that recall Dutch still lifes in their intense scrutiny of pears, eels, gutted birds, to get at their essence. The book closes with a second sonnet cycle that inverts the subject of the first: instead of European civilization (the opera house Teatro Amazonas) coming to the jungle, an untutored human who is just learning to name things-Shakespeare's Caliban-is dropped in the middle of Elizabethan London.

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The winner of the 1996 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Talvikki Ansel for My Shining Archipelago. "Ansel's poetry is refreshingly original", says the distinguished poet and contest judge James Dickey. "She renders the heat, the closeness, the mystery, and the terrible fear of the undisclosed, the lurking, the waiting to happen. This is true imagination, true craft".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300070323
Foreword:
Dickey, James
Author:
Dickey, James
Foreword by:
Dickey, James
Foreword:
Dickey, James
Author:
Ansel, Talvikki
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Amazon River Region
Subject:
Amazon River Region Poetry.
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale series of younger poets ;
Series Volume:
no. 226v. 92
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
70
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 in 0.26 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The winner of the 1996 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Talvikki Ansel for My Shining Archipelago. "Ansel's poetry is refreshingly original", says the distinguished poet and contest judge James Dickey. "She renders the heat, the closeness, the mystery, and the terrible fear of the undisclosed, the lurking, the waiting to happen. This is true imagination, true craft".
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