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Publisher Comments:

“Ingrid de Kok’s poetry leaves me defenseless. I cannot respond to it as a friend, or reviewer, or journalist, or academic. It goes straight to my poetry heart. And I respond like a fool.”—Antjie Krog

“Read these poems to yourself late at night, in the early morning before anyone else is awake, as you wait for a friend or the train. Read the words aloud and allow each to liger on your tongue: histogram, grace, grenade. Read them and register what the best poetry does without pretense or apology: it gives us back our lives.”—Susan Rich, Cape Times

Ingrid de Kok’s first book to be published in the United States is also the first volume to demonstrate the variety and continuity of de Kok’s work over the last 25 years. In South Africa and internationally, readers have recognized and responded to de Kok’s deeply developed sense of compassion. South Africa’s most lucid and composed voice in contemporary poetry, she shares her ability to interweave the intensely personal world with the politically panoramic. Ingrid de Kok is one of few poets to successfully broach the burden of tragedy revealed by the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission hearings and the ceaseless ravaging of the AIDS pandemic. In doing so, she “capture[s] in the most delicate and individual terms devastating phenomena.” (Antije Krog)

In reading Mending one understands what it means to read truly fine poetry.

Ingrid de Kok has published three collections of poetry, Familiar Ground, Transfer and Terrestrial Things to wide acclaim.

Synopsis:

A new and selected collection from South Africa's most promising contemporary poet

Synopsis:

Ingrid de Kok's first book to be published in the United States is also the first volume to demonstrate the variety and continuity of de Koks work over the last 25 years. In South Africa and internationally, readers have recognized and responded to de Koks deeply developed sense of compassion. South Africas most lucid and composed voice in contemporary poetry, she shares her ability to interweave the intensely personal world with the politically panoramic. Ingrid de Kok is one of the few poets to successfully broach the burden of tragedy revealed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings and the ceaseless ravaging of the AIDS pandemic. In doing so, "she captures, in the most delicate and individual terms, devastating phenomena" (Antjie Krog).

About the Author

Ingrid de Kok was born in 1951 and grew up in Stilfontein. Educated in South Africa and Canada, she works at the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at the University of Cape Town. She has published three collections of poetry, Familiar Ground, Transfer and Terrestrial Things, and her work has been translated and published widely in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583227183
Author:
De Kok, Ingrid
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Ingrid de Kok
Subject:
African
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 7.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Ingrid de Kok's first book to be published in the United States is also the first volume to demonstrate the variety and continuity of de Koks work over the last 25 years. In South Africa and internationally, readers have recognized and responded to de Koks deeply developed sense of compassion. South Africas most lucid and composed voice in contemporary poetry, she shares her ability to interweave the intensely personal world with the politically panoramic. Ingrid de Kok is one of the few poets to successfully broach the burden of tragedy revealed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings and the ceaseless ravaging of the AIDS pandemic. In doing so, "she captures, in the most delicate and individual terms, devastating phenomena" (Antjie Krog).
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