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Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992

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The poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg, whom William Logan once called "the most talented American poet under the age of forty," published her first book of poems in 1982. She has since become one of our most respected authors of verse.

Schnackenberg's first three books, collected in Supernatural Love, show the thrilling evolution of a unique voice in today's letters. From an earl
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 16th 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Blakely
Jan 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
"Paper Cities," "Sonata," and "Snow Melting" are especially amazing.
Alan
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is poetry of astonishing beauty, depth and insight. Schnackenberg has been compared with William Blake, and that is a compliment to William Blake.
Phil
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
'Prodigious' I think is the only word appropriate to this work. Prodigious in the skill, poise and maturity even of the poems written in the author's early 20s; prodigious in the depth and weight of its seriousness; prodigious in the exactitude, complexity, and colour of its imagery, and the sheer profusion thereof; prodigious in its structure and its tightness, its almost baroque development; prodigious in its knowledge of history, poetry, and sundry other liberal disciplines; prodigious in its ...more
Teresa
Sep 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Teresa by: Dr. Heather McNaugher
Schnackenberg is among "the fine poets." Her reviews all speak of her unique abilities as a contemporary poet that prolongs not-so-contemporary verse. I myself think of her as a mystery, though her work is to be praised, it is also stocked full of references that live mostly in the brains of academics or lonley readers of obscure work.

Certainly her use of narrative coupled with her formulaic style make for fabulous little "contained" worlds. Among my favorites were the more accessible works: "T
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Jun 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
She can really slam down some forms. I especially liked her long poem version of Sleeping Beauty.
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Shelves: poetry
I love what Schnackenberg does with form. Satisfying to read; somehow she captures planets in the details.
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