For by Carol Snow
(New California Poetry)

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When Carol Snow published her first volume of poetry, Artist and Model, in 1989, poet Michael Palmer praised the "complex music [Snow] forms from our simplest words" and noted that she "reflects on the struggle toward--and limits of--representation itself. . . . Artist and Model is a first book of singular poetic intelligence and attention."
In For, the first volume in the New California Poetry series, Snow continues her vast and original poetic project of defining the relationship among art, life, and the acts of perception that define and limit those terms. If there is "subject matter" --an elusive term when one is talking about Snow's writing--it is the play between memory and moment.
Here is work that makes innovative use of autobiographical material, in finely wrought and highly sculpted poetry of great integrity, power, and subtlety. The kinship For has with Eastern thought and poetic forms extends to the fact that, like the poetry of Tu Fu, it has a depth charge of spare style. Among American writers, Snow's antecedents include Elizabeth Bishop and George Oppen.
For synthesizes something classical and ancient--the need to observe cleanly and to represent a thing simply and with force. Snow forges new and remarkable poetry by combining traditions that once seemed incompatible--the materials of life and a purely aesthetic, experimental style.

About Carol Snow

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Carol Snow is the author of Snap and Switch, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She has also written five novels for adults. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in Southern California with her husband and their two children.
Published March 2, 2000 by University of California Press. 73 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Snow Child is set among the Wolverine River in Alaska in the 1920’s, where Jack and Mabel have moved to start a new life after Mabel suffers a miscarriage.

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“Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem” by Melissa Lemon is a book geared towards young women.

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