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The Wanton Sublime: A Florilegium of Whethers and Wonders

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Anna Rabinowitz gives us language at a height and experience at a depth that the whole art suddenly appears as a plinth on the plain of American letters.-Molly Peacock In this probing exploration of motherhood, one of our most imaginative contemporary poets cuts through the pieties to the human issues spiraling around the Annunciation and the Virgin Mary. This is not a rel ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Tupelo Press
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Jun 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
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Anna Rabinowitz’ The Wanton Sublime approaches its topic from so many different angles, and with so many different poetic approaches, that the reader, confronted with the unfamiliar, could find entry into these poems somewhat difficult.

But instead, the overall effect of Anna’s simultaneously rigorous yet playful use of language-- alliterations running seemingly further than they could go, but working; breaking lines down to their crux without abandoning meaning; fearlessly extending them; doing
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The poems that I loved more than made up for the ones I wasn't so crazy about or just didn't understand.
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