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Slantwise: Poems

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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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Dec 06, 2009 added it
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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..."

Constance Merritt
Jun 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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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Jan 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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.
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