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Apparition Wren: Poems

4.44  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 66 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Main Street Rag
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Ian Williams
Sep 06, 2014 Ian Williams rated it really liked it
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After meeting Alsop and workshopping my own work with her, I ordered Apparition Wren and I was stunningly met with an adventure through the mysterious.

Alsop's poetry is abstract, mystifying its reader with obscured images and a host of discordant voices. The narrative throughout the book toys with coherency, as if exploring its depths and, finding them incomplete, vaulting off its edge into abstraction. The poetry in Apparition Wren touches on the ethereal and peeks its way into the intimate co
Feb 09, 2008 Lightsey rated it it was ok
I'll be honest--I probably would have put this down already if I weren't reading it for a group. I feel myself slopping around in this book, constraint-less; I seem to arrive capriciously in odd places and leave them again before I've figured out why I'm there. . . It must be my upbringing, but I need reasons for things. I prefer it when I can feel some sort of project in the writing, some push and pull.
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Oct 20, 2014 McKenzie Lynn Tozan rated it really liked it
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Though the book was not entirely on the same page as my favorite forms of writing and though some of the poems seemed a little too long, the book was still a very good read and left me wanting to impersonate some of the language in my own work.
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Maureen Alsop is the winner of Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Award, Bitter Oleander's Frances Locke Memorial Award, and Eleventh Muse' Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared or pending in various journals including: Barrow Street, Columbia Journal, AGNI, among others. "
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