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“Elaine Equi’s narrow lines are like the rungs of a ladder that one ascends while one is descending them. It’s a motion like that in Wang Wei’s lines, ‘Stars / float up / toward dawn,’ which she quotes in her cento, ‘Wang Wei’s Moon.’ Or, as she beautifully puts it, ‘Discreetly a breeze enters the room.’”—John Ashbery

Ripple Effect showcases thirty years of Elaine Equi’s investigations into our cultural obsessions. Vivid, savvy, and accessible, her poems can transform almost anything—a list, a diary entry, advertising speak—into sophisticated, germane elixirs of pop culture and high art. Widely published, these poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry.

Review:

"Always wry and often startling and whimsical, this first selected from Equi (Surface Tension) gathers poems from more than two decades. Fascinated with popular culture and gender — from glossy women's magazines to New York streetscapes — and with the bare bones of ordinary language, Equi's short, usually short-lined, poems navigate territory framed by Robert Creeley, Rae Armantrout and Emily Dickinson. 'I make decisions/ or my body/ makes them for me,' Equi concludes. Alongside such lapidary self-portraits come pithy claims about perception, attraction and bias: 'The beautiful/ and the hideous// often conspire/ in an empire/ of appearance.' There are also sets of epigrams; poems arranged as terse outlines and lists; and moments of bitter humor, often at the expense of previous art. In 'Pre-Raphaelite Pinups,' 'The wallpaper is the real center of attention,/ the figures mostly background music.' Forty-seven new poems only rarely match the best of Equi's '90s work, though any disappointment should be slight: 'At some point/ while still living/ here/ I had already/ moved away.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"Deft, delicate, subversive, and more quotable than any American poet who comes to mind."--August Kleinzahler

Synopsis:

Poetry. In RIPPLE EFFECT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Elaine Equi consolidates thirty years of practicing and perfecting her unique brand of expansive minimalism. As a lover of clarity, wit, and elegance, the aphorism, proverb, haiku, and caption are among her favorite modes of expression. Her poems are quick, yet they also linger long after the first reading because in each of them she has distilled a wide range of literary influences from classical Chinese, to Surrealist, Objectivist, concrete poetry, New York School and more. Pop and approachable, eruidte and subtle--Equi continues to dazzle with her sophisticated and sly wit.

About the Author

Equi's succinct, witty, and innovative work has been widely published, appearing in the The New Yorker, Norton's Postmodern American Poetry, and four recent volumes of The Best American Poetry. A central figure in Chicago's poetics scene during the 70s and 80s, she now lives in New York where she teaches at City College, New School and NYU.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566891974
Author:
Equi
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Author:
Equi, Elaine
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 15.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Always wry and often startling and whimsical, this first selected from Equi (Surface Tension) gathers poems from more than two decades. Fascinated with popular culture and gender — from glossy women's magazines to New York streetscapes — and with the bare bones of ordinary language, Equi's short, usually short-lined, poems navigate territory framed by Robert Creeley, Rae Armantrout and Emily Dickinson. 'I make decisions/ or my body/ makes them for me,' Equi concludes. Alongside such lapidary self-portraits come pithy claims about perception, attraction and bias: 'The beautiful/ and the hideous// often conspire/ in an empire/ of appearance.' There are also sets of epigrams; poems arranged as terse outlines and lists; and moments of bitter humor, often at the expense of previous art. In 'Pre-Raphaelite Pinups,' 'The wallpaper is the real center of attention,/ the figures mostly background music.' Forty-seven new poems only rarely match the best of Equi's '90s work, though any disappointment should be slight: 'At some point/ while still living/ here/ I had already/ moved away.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
"Deft, delicate, subversive, and more quotable than any American poet who comes to mind."--August Kleinzahler
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. In RIPPLE EFFECT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Elaine Equi consolidates thirty years of practicing and perfecting her unique brand of expansive minimalism. As a lover of clarity, wit, and elegance, the aphorism, proverb, haiku, and caption are among her favorite modes of expression. Her poems are quick, yet they also linger long after the first reading because in each of them she has distilled a wide range of literary influences from classical Chinese, to Surrealist, Objectivist, concrete poetry, New York School and more. Pop and approachable, eruidte and subtle--Equi continues to dazzle with her sophisticated and sly wit.
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