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Poetry. Winner of the 2001 New Issues Poetry Prize. Introduced by C. D. Wright. In HOUSEHOLD MECHANICS, Sarah Mangold's brilliant and eccentric first book, the story is never fully told but introduced and re-introduced. Line after dislocated line recalls our own attempt to reach the essence of the subject in the only way we know how—by continuously broaching it. Here, overheard conversation, family stories, literary theory, music, and even TV become part of history, the story one tells and retells. By turns playful and acerbic, Mangold reveals the futility of even trying to tell it right: there is no right, says HOUSEHOLD MECHANICS; there is no end to this, or any, tale.

"Awareness begins at home, 'eye level with the cake,' or so one could infer from Sarah Mangold's HOUSEHOLD MECHANICS, a disquieting review of indirect disclosures, internal churnings, and palpable notions, subjected to a tense and skeletal language. She probes, evokes but chooses not to describe or elaborate. She 'pulls across' which she distinguishes from 'associating with.' The voice is consistent, distant. The sentence is disjointed; the thinking continuous."—C. D. Wright

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In Mangold's brilliant first book, the story is never fully told but introduced and reintroduced. Line after dislocated line recalls our own attempt to reach the essence of the subject in the only way we know how--by continuously broaching it. Here, overheard conversation, family stories, literary theory, music, and even TV become part of history, the story one tells and retells.

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Poetry. Winner of the 2001 New Issues Poetry Prize. Introduced by C. D. Wright. "Awareness begins at home, "eye level with the cake," or so one could infer from Sarah Mangold's HOUSEHOLD MECHANICS, a disquieting review of indirect disclosures, internal churnings, and palpable notions, subjected to a tense and skeletal language. She probes, evokes but chooses not to describe or elaborate. She 'pulls across' which she distinguishes from 'associating with.' The voice is consistent, distant. The sentence is disjointed; the thinking continuous" - C.D. Wright.

About the Author

Margaret Ronda received an MFA from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California-Berkeley. She is currently the Holloway Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetry at Berkeley. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Gulf Coast, Agni, FOURTEEN HILLS, Pool, Prairie Schooner, and AUFGABE. She divides her time between California and Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930974166
Author:
Mangold, Sarah
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry Press
Foreword by:
Wright, C. D.
Foreword:
Wright, C. D.
Location:
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
New Issues poetry & prose
Series Volume:
107-236
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
60
Dimensions:
8.44x6.47x.32 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Mangold's brilliant first book, the story is never fully told but introduced and reintroduced. Line after dislocated line recalls our own attempt to reach the essence of the subject in the only way we know how--by continuously broaching it. Here, overheard conversation, family stories, literary theory, music, and even TV become part of history, the story one tells and retells.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Winner of the 2001 New Issues Poetry Prize. Introduced by C. D. Wright. "Awareness begins at home, "eye level with the cake," or so one could infer from Sarah Mangold's HOUSEHOLD MECHANICS, a disquieting review of indirect disclosures, internal churnings, and palpable notions, subjected to a tense and skeletal language. She probes, evokes but chooses not to describe or elaborate. She 'pulls across' which she distinguishes from 'associating with.' The voice is consistent, distant. The sentence is disjointed; the thinking continuous" - C.D. Wright.
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