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Publisher Comments:

“A fine-grained light like that of a nineteenth-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems.”—John Ashbery

“A heady heady brew—O’Hara conversation, Ashbery sophistication, Koch hilarity, Schuyler shapeliness, Guest adventures, Notley grain, Mayer utopia, Padgett whimsy, Oulipo oofs.”—Bob Holman, National Poetry Series judge

Mlinko was hailed by Publishers Weekly as “one of the most exciting American poets under 40.” Her Starred Wire reaches across continents of language where, as in Borges, dream logic dictates an interactive, delirious exploration of art and childhood, place and possibility.

Author of Matinées, Ange Mlinko lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young son.

Review:

"The Brooklyn-based Mlinko (Matines) adds more lyricism and more depth to the Frank O'Hara — inspired verve of her much-noticed debut, and the result should raise even bigger waves. Verbal tumbles and linguistic curlicues play sometimes for ontological rewards, at other times just for fun ('Surely the Shambles Will Not Desert the Bank,' one title notes). Though the first few poems evoke arduous journeys, Mlinko spends more time delighting in variegated urban space: in 'Secret Chelsea,' 'The youth risk their evening, the early part of it at least,/ in circulating among installations.' Other, European, explorations offer 'a comprehensive view of the environs' via a 'shy girl's cunning.' Classical Greek sites, pastorals in pastures, a roundabout where 'Everything's Carousing' (so that 'Even the Baroque gets lost in it'), 'spun sugar gardens' where 'global language' might freeze, and a 'mythical orgone box' now lost 'in the woods' become just some of the imaginative, or imaginary, locales where Mlinko's imagination finds or makes itself at home. Mlinko has links with the East Coast avant-garde, and her work can struggle fitfully toward prose sense: her poetry's sky-high quotient of pure pleasure, however, means that even readers used to smoother fare ought to delight in her manifold ways. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This National Poetry Series winner is a seriously playful tour de force of imaginative language.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of the most exciting American poets under 40, Mlinko's STARRED WIRE reaches across continents of language where, as in Borges, dream logic dictates an interactive, delirious exploration of art and childhood, place and possibility. A fine-grained light like that of a 19th-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems--John Ashbery.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "one of the most exciting American poets under 40," Mlinko's STARRED WIRE reaches across continents of language where, as in Borges, dream logic dictates an interactive, delirious exploration of art and childhood, place and possibility. "A fine-grained light like that of a 19th-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems"--John Ashbery.

About the Author

Ange Mlinko is the author of Starred Wire, a National Poetry Series Award winner, and Matinées, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Poems from this collection have appeared in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, Poetry magazine, and elsewhere. A longtime East Coast resident and language columnist for The Nation, she currently lives in Beirut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566891776
Author:
Mlinko, Ange
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
National Poetry Series Books
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
70
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.3 in 5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Brooklyn-based Mlinko (Matines) adds more lyricism and more depth to the Frank O'Hara — inspired verve of her much-noticed debut, and the result should raise even bigger waves. Verbal tumbles and linguistic curlicues play sometimes for ontological rewards, at other times just for fun ('Surely the Shambles Will Not Desert the Bank,' one title notes). Though the first few poems evoke arduous journeys, Mlinko spends more time delighting in variegated urban space: in 'Secret Chelsea,' 'The youth risk their evening, the early part of it at least,/ in circulating among installations.' Other, European, explorations offer 'a comprehensive view of the environs' via a 'shy girl's cunning.' Classical Greek sites, pastorals in pastures, a roundabout where 'Everything's Carousing' (so that 'Even the Baroque gets lost in it'), 'spun sugar gardens' where 'global language' might freeze, and a 'mythical orgone box' now lost 'in the woods' become just some of the imaginative, or imaginary, locales where Mlinko's imagination finds or makes itself at home. Mlinko has links with the East Coast avant-garde, and her work can struggle fitfully toward prose sense: her poetry's sky-high quotient of pure pleasure, however, means that even readers used to smoother fare ought to delight in her manifold ways. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
This National Poetry Series winner is a seriously playful tour de force of imaginative language.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of the most exciting American poets under 40, Mlinko's STARRED WIRE reaches across continents of language where, as in Borges, dream logic dictates an interactive, delirious exploration of art and childhood, place and possibility. A fine-grained light like that of a 19th-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems--John Ashbery.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "one of the most exciting American poets under 40," Mlinko's STARRED WIRE reaches across continents of language where, as in Borges, dream logic dictates an interactive, delirious exploration of art and childhood, place and possibility. "A fine-grained light like that of a 19th-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems"--John Ashbery.
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