Garden Room, The by Joy Katz

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


A tense linen closet? A breathing ceiling? Well-behaved chairs?
In The Garden Room, a subtle, witty poet finds beauty and solace in household objects. Such material trappings, rather than being entrances to memory and experience (a la Proust), are experiences in and of themselves. Even as birdsongs""fail to say, fail to make, fail to say, fail to make""neatly enacts the inability of language to represent the world, Katz's never-resting mind creates a palpable, vivid universe.

About Joy Katz

See more books from this Author
Joy Katz was trained in industrial design. The recipient of a Wallace Stegner fellowship at Stanford and the Nadya Aisenberg fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, she is co-editor with Kevin Prufer of the anthology Dark Horses: Poets on Lost Poems (forthcoming from University of Illinois Press) and a senior editor at Pleiades.
Published September 1, 2006 by Tupelo Press. 33 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review