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Slantwise: Poems

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Leaning toward Emily Dickinson's advice to tell it slant, the poems in Betty Adcock's Slantwise approach our losses, including such disasters as September 11 and the crash of the space shuttle Columbia, through happenings outside the public view -- asides, as it were, from the primary moment. The title faintly echoes American slang, as in "wisecrack," which might be applie ...more
Hardcover, 83 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Louisiana State University Press
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"Running through the book is the present’s ever-evolving transformation into what surrounds us, the shifting context of where we find ourselves and why. In Slantwise, the stories and relationships within the poems are densely and sometimes hauntingly detailed..."

Chris Schaeffer
I respect Adcock but her poetry isn't for me. Too much hat-in-hand reverence for the natural world, not enough freaking out about twitter.
Constance Merritt
Poetry doesn't get much better than this: musical, wise, shimmering, lucid, amazing. However slant Adcock tells hard truths of our living.
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