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Carnal World

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The poems of Terri Witek's second book include memorable suites on painting and painters and the notorious Sitwell family. Witek is an expert at peeling back layer after layer of experience to catch a glimpse of the submerged mysteries. "A little blonde is the hardest thing in the world to dress
though pastels bring up her skin like certain glazes
and she's at her best in
paperback, 82 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Story Line Press, Inc.
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Nov 16, 2013 S.W. Gordon rated it liked it
These ekphratic poems prefer "the quiver of a questionable mark over plain truth." December (The Hunt) evoked vivid images in my mind. Reading Terri Witek is like a leisurely stroll through the D'Orsay with your eyes closed---if that makes any sense. Witek's imagination, turn of phrase and diction are commendable. She has a unique ability to break the surface and completely immerse herself in art while I can only dip my toe.
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none of these poems surprised me.
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Terri Witek (born Therese Ann Damm in Sandusky, Ohio) is a U.S. poet. Her collections include Exit Island (2012), The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; Carnal World (2006); Fools and Crows (2003); and Courting Couples (2000), a Center for Book Arts Prize winner. She is also the author of Robert Lowell and Life Studies: Revising the Self. Throughout her career she has worked with ...more
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