Synopses & Reviews
"Her poems [are]...a particular and splendid instance of what Hopkins meant by 'proper poetry, the language of inspiration.'"Richard Howard
Political outrage rustles the high grasses of these ingenious lyrics, which often employ the ecologies of both the Florida panhandle and the Aegean coast to slyly portray humanity's foibles. Formally inventive (included is a series of "monosonnets"), Wade's is a boisterous poetry, one that takes pleasure in itself even during its conniptions of incredulity at the behavior of people in power (and in particular one dubiously elected president).
About the Author
Sidney Wade is the author of four previous poetry collections, and has published poems and translations from the Turkish in numerous periodicals, including The American Scholar, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry. She is Professor of English at the University of Florida, and is currently president of the Associated WritersandWriting Programs (AWP). She lives in Gainesville, Florida.