Synopses & Reviews
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
other kinds of thinking
but in layers, you understand,
"Rebecca Wolff's poems about motherhood in are ironic and dark, slippery and exploratory, loving but not blindingly so. . . . [They] are stylistic and tonal shapeshifters. Hip, contemplative, and dark and resistant to the hunky-dory, the New Agey, and the prescriptive, they're unnerving, funny, and occasionally subversive." Bookforum
A bold, lyrical invention by an award-winning poet whose "gift for the gorgeous" won praise from Robert Pinsky. 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"
"Wolff keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, and Beth Ann Fennelly."--, starred review
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.