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Publisher Comments:

A bold, lyrical invention by an award-winning poet whose "gift for the gorgeous" won praise from Robert Pinsky. The King is a groundbreaking collection following a Self — a mother, lover, wife, thinker — in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman's coming together with the Other — her hard-won attachment to "the King."

from "Deeply Psychological"

And then I surfaced

a whole matrix

or rubric

magical thinking

other kinds of thinking

but in layers, you understand,

with supremacy

a honeycomb.

Review:

"In her third book, Wolff (Figment) keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds and Beth Ann Fennelly, challenging the idea that motherhood is a glossy miracle that makes the mother special. 'I had a baby,' writes a deadpan Wolff, 'it was inevitable — I was pregnant.' In these short, jagged poems, motherhood often manifests itself in anxiety and self-consciousness: 'I mean to say// something here! Not to enact/or reference.' Wolff is leery of such commands to the self, and leerier still of their results. In 'A History of Depression,' she describes the defective desires of an upset speaker: 'You command,/ in your grasp, a unicorn,/ or some other damned, faux-virginal/ beast: Paleface on the gospel path,/ damp./ Inclined to list.' Wolff, editor of the literary journal Fence, divides this long collection into seven sections, the first six of which carry titles evoking those forces that dominate the poet: 'The Condition,' 'The Baby,' 'The King,' 'The Man,' 'The Baby,' 'The Lord.' Wanting to negotiate — intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and poetically — such concepts leads Wolff into the mind's knottier realms. In the book's final section, 'Depth Essay,' the speaker can be breathtakingly brave in her confessions, if not always pretty: 'I've had my children and cannot/ take that back. Buddhists call // it suffering.' (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A bold, lyrical invention by an award-winning poet whose "gift for the gorgeous" won praise from Robert Pinsky.

Synopsis:

"Wolff keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, and Beth Ann Fennelly."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Synopsis:

is a groundbreaking collection following a Self--a mother, lover, wife, thinker--in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman's coming together with the Other--her hard-won attachment to "the King."

Synopsis:

The Kingis a groundbreaking collection following a Self'"a mother, lover, wife, thinker'"in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman"s coming together with the Other'"her hard-won attachment to 'the King.'

from 'Deeply Psychological'

And then I surfaced

a whole matrix

or rubric

magical thinking

other kinds of thinking

but in layers, you understand,

with supremacy

a honeycomb.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393069327
Author:
Wolff, Rebecca
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.30x5.70x.60 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393069327 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her third book, Wolff (Figment) keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds and Beth Ann Fennelly, challenging the idea that motherhood is a glossy miracle that makes the mother special. 'I had a baby,' writes a deadpan Wolff, 'it was inevitable — I was pregnant.' In these short, jagged poems, motherhood often manifests itself in anxiety and self-consciousness: 'I mean to say// something here! Not to enact/or reference.' Wolff is leery of such commands to the self, and leerier still of their results. In 'A History of Depression,' she describes the defective desires of an upset speaker: 'You command,/ in your grasp, a unicorn,/ or some other damned, faux-virginal/ beast: Paleface on the gospel path,/ damp./ Inclined to list.' Wolff, editor of the literary journal Fence, divides this long collection into seven sections, the first six of which carry titles evoking those forces that dominate the poet: 'The Condition,' 'The Baby,' 'The King,' 'The Man,' 'The Baby,' 'The Lord.' Wanting to negotiate — intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and poetically — such concepts leads Wolff into the mind's knottier realms. In the book's final section, 'Depth Essay,' the speaker can be breathtakingly brave in her confessions, if not always pretty: 'I've had my children and cannot/ take that back. Buddhists call // it suffering.' (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A bold, lyrical invention by an award-winning poet whose "gift for the gorgeous" won praise from Robert Pinsky.
"Synopsis" by , "Wolff keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, and Beth Ann Fennelly."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Synopsis" by , is a groundbreaking collection following a Self--a mother, lover, wife, thinker--in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman's coming together with the Other--her hard-won attachment to "the King."
"Synopsis" by , The Kingis a groundbreaking collection following a Self'"a mother, lover, wife, thinker'"in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman"s coming together with the Other'"her hard-won attachment to 'the King.'

from 'Deeply Psychological'

And then I surfaced

a whole matrix

or rubric

magical thinking

other kinds of thinking

but in layers, you understand,

with supremacy

a honeycomb.

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