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Starred Wire

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
“A fine-grained light like that of a nineteenth-century Danish landscape painting shimmers throughout these gorgeously tactile and tactful poems.”—John Ashbery

“A heady heady brew—O’Hara conversation, Ashbery sophistication, Koch hilarity, Schuyler shapeliness, Guest adventures, Notley grain, Mayer utopia, Padgett whimsy, Oulipo oofs.”—Bob Holman, National Poetry Series jud
Paperback, 70 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Coffee House Press (first published 2005)
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Nov 05, 2013 Bethany rated it liked it
There were few moments that were quote-worthy, and a few poems (La and Contretemps among them) that I really really liked. But mostly, especially in the middle, I was bored. The back of the book says that Ange has the sophistication of John Ashberry. I find the idea of sophistication in poetry very boring. Thus my 3 stars are because she has crafted good poems, but they do not excite me or make me feel anything.
Jeff T.
Feb 18, 2009 Jeff T. rated it really liked it
The first time I tried to read it, the book made little sense to me and the high diction seemed overly conspicuous. This time around I still felt lost for the most part, but the language seemed appropriate to the experience I had with the poems. There's an amiability to Mlinko's poems that arrives as a late invitation to pleasure of acquaintance. I'm sure I'll be back.
Liz Brennan
Aug 10, 2010 Liz Brennan rated it really liked it
I once (very long ago) gave a reading with Ange at a small poetry gathering in MA. I'm now delighted to be reading the work of such a dedicated poet.
Eddie Watkins
May 01, 2008 Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it
Ahhh... as far as pure synthetic pleasures go this poetry is as close as aspartame can come to pure cane
C Rex
Jun 26, 2007 C Rex rated it really liked it
Four stars times sixteen.
Jul 14, 2016 Brendan rated it liked it
Shelves: lady-poets
The occasional good line, but not a single full poem worth mentioning.

Seething like champagne or a midnight city where girls
Cross big avenues alone

- "Femme Fatale Geography"

It's the sort of weather Tybalt murdered Mercutio in.
- "The Most Awkward Hugger"
Aug 12, 2008 Zach rated it liked it
Her use of diction is so striking, but it pretty much ends there. I learned like 100 new words from this!
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