Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. "Julianne Buchsbaum's SLOWLY, SLOWLY, HORSES is a quietly furious book. Her language is as rich and eerily fascinating as bending down to look closely at something decomposing. But this is a different sort of nature poetry - her landscape is "a pasture of taints", and her close observation of nature is really a close observation of language. There is something of Wallace Stevens in her precision, her incredible diction, and in the way her descriptions are simultaneously direct and mythical. She is also a redeemer of the simile in an age that distrusts simile; her ease and originality with them 'lingers/ like the perfume of a woman/ who has rushed from the room.' Which is exactly the case with her poems" - Matthew Rohrer.
The linguistically fascinating first book by a poet who has been compared to Wallace Stevens. Her extreme precision and extraordinary diction distinguish this book from the crowd. Matthew Rohrer has called her work “simultaneously direct and mythical.”
Linguistically brilliant and challenging new voice.
About the Author
Julianne Buchsbaum received her MFA from the University of Iowa. She was a recipient of a 1999 Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener Foundation. Her work has been published in numerous magazines. She lives and works in Gambier, Ohio.