Collected Poems by Marie Ponsot

By Marie Ponsot

Marie Ponsot’s Collected Poems is the beautiful lifework of the prizewinning poet, amassed in a single quantity: the realm she has made up of life’s fireplace for sixty years. the current celebratory quantity covers the majority of her released paintings, from True Minds (1956), which was once quantity 5 within the recognized urban lighting fixtures Pocket Poets sequence, throughout the 2009 Easy, her newest assortment; it's also a few new paintings, written within the years considering the fact that. this is the lyrical pleasure, the total diversity of Ponsot’s present for developing the pleasures and pains of a riddle that the track and wit of her language remedy simply within the nick of time, within the “hand-span ability” that's the poem. In studying the strong lifetime of ladies, her poetry is as sensible because it is profound. “Go to a marriage / as to a funeral,” she advises us. “Bury the loss.” (And provides: “Go to a funeral / as to a marriage: / marry the loss.”) awesome during this assortment is the astounding accomplishment of Ponsot’s sonnets: the conventional shape in kinds we’ve by no means visible in a single booklet prior to. Open those pages wherever to event “language because the primitive dialect of our human race,” as she has defined it—to progressively input a nation that's “what poetry hopes people and for us: enraptured attention.”

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