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Jorie Graham: Essays on the Poetry
Jorie Graham is one of the most important American poets now writing. This first book-length study brings together thirteen previously published essays and review essays by many of the major critics currently interested in her work and five new essays commissioned for this volume. Commenting on each of Graham's eight poetry collections, these essays encompass the range of ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published June 27th 2005 by University of Wisconsin Press
(first published 2005)
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goes into thorough (at times exhaustive) detail into the philosophical undertakings of Graham's poetry. Anne Shifrer's take on "Fission" offers much clarity in its analysis on cinema and the intermingling of private and public spheres. Calvin Bedient's "Towards a Jorie Graham Lexicon" is my favorite essay from the book; it reads like a literary tussle between 2 seasoned critics at the corner bar.