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Wild Tongue

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“With a bitter and withering irony and an eye for shocking beauty . . . Seiferle cuts straight to the emotionally honest kernel within family, spirit and myth.”—Publishers Weekly

Poet Rebecca Seiferle once said that “one should always read a poem as if it was a matter of life and death.” Seiferle’s fourth book of poems, Wild Tongue, suggests a similar belief about writing p
Paperback, 196 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Copper Canyon Press
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Lisha Adela
Apr 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: serious lovers of the craft..
Recommended to Lisha Adela by: always been moved by her work
The powers of observation that transcend hyper reality and go inward to revelation, learning and spirit, is the trademark of Rebecca Seiferle's work. This book is one of the greatest gifts to art. Mary Ruefle, take notice please. "It is not the desire to wound, but the desire for perfection that makes one gnaw upon oneself." Truer words about life and its intersection with art have never been spoken. She talks about relationships, her dead brother, her parents, her lovers (old and new) and she s ...more
Mar 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Her other book "Bitters" was nominated for a Pulitzer--this looks to be as good. She is overlooked as one of the best poets writing right now.
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Shelves: reviewed, poetry
My review of this book appears at my blog, The Wooden Spoon:
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