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What is a poem? Figmentsuggests 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).

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Winner of the 2003 Barnard Women Poets Prize, has a vivacity and edge which gives it immediate presence" (Eavan Boland).

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What is a poem?  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, ).

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FIGMENT is a book of dark and witty poems, an amalgam of discrete parts: postconfessional lyric; poems that inhabit a territory of attempted engagement, of earnest failure to engage; poems written under the guiding star of the sentence fragment; and a series of spoofs and riffs on the vagaries of social interactions.

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is the editor of and the author of , and . She lives in Athens, New York, with her family and is a Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.

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ISBN:
9780393327618
Author:
Wolff, Rebecca
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
21st century
Subject:
American poetry - 21st century
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.22x6.20x.37 in. .40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 2003 Barnard Women Poets Prize, has a vivacity and edge which gives it immediate presence" (Eavan Boland).
"Synopsis" by , What is a poem?  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, ).
"Synopsis" by , FIGMENT is a book of dark and witty poems, an amalgam of discrete parts: postconfessional lyric; poems that inhabit a territory of attempted engagement, of earnest failure to engage; poems written under the guiding star of the sentence fragment; and a series of spoofs and riffs on the vagaries of social interactions.
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