Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992
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Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992

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The poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg, whom William Logan once called "the most talented American poet under the age of forty," published her first book of poems in 1982. She has since become one of our most respected authors of verse.

Schnackenberg's first three books, collected in Supernatural Love, show the thrilling evolution of a unique voice in today's letters. From an earl...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 16th 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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"Paper Cities," "Sonata," and "Snow Melting" are especially amazing.
Nov 16, 2008 Teresa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Teresa by: Dr. Heather McNaugher
Schnackenberg is among "the fine poets." Her reviews all speak of her unique abilities as a contemporary poet that prolongs not-so-contemporary verse. I myself think of her as a mystery, though her work is to be praised, it is also stocked full of references that live mostly in the brains of academics or lonley readers of obscure work.

Certainly her use of narrative coupled with her formulaic style make for fabulous little "contained" worlds. Among my favorites were the more accessible works: "T...more
Megan Stolz
I love what Schnackenberg does with form. Satisfying to read; somehow she captures planets in the details.
She can really slam down some forms. I especially liked her long poem version of Sleeping Beauty.
Fascinating, beautiful poetry.
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