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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).

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Rebecca Wolff is the editor of Fence and the author of Manderley, Figment and Continuum. 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
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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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