The Knot Garden: Poems
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The Knot Garden: Poems

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"Allison Funk in a single poem moves within very few words from a line that is dew-like, made with the lightest of touches, almost transparent -- to oceanic power. This counterpoint contained within her chosen forms gives her work a beauty that should last, with good reason, longer than nuclear shields, gas masks, and other fashions." --Stanley Moss
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Paperback, 100 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Sheep Meadow Press
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I know of no more fierce immurement within words' uncanny power than Allison Funk's "Florescence," from The Knot Garden (the book's title is itself a troping of this power), a poem that begins in noticing the difference in the same-sounding "fluorescence": the former, the act, state or period of blooming, the latter the light emitted of a flower, a light by which much else might be observed. In third person, the narrator tells the story of a man who when his child by a second wife is born calls...more
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