Rocks on a Platter by Barbara Guest
(Wesleyan Poetry Series)

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A meditation on the difficulty of assemblage and a reflection on the poetic process.

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One of the most notable members of the New York School and its most prominent woman, Barbara Guest is the author of over twenty books of poetry and fiction. The most recent to appear is The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest (Wesleyan Poetry). Other major works include The Red Gaze (Wesleyan Poetry), FORCES OF IMAGINATION (Kelsey Street Press), Miniatures and Other Poems (Wesleyan Poetry), and SYMBIOSIS (Kelsey Street Press). She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Society of America.
Published August 27, 1999 by Wesleyan. 57 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A companionship with crewlessness--shivering fleece."" Her carved jewel-like word-clusters are joined through symphonic repetitions--the pages of the book becoming a score for the lexical notes: ""`flotsam of the world of appearances'/ drifting by and out of the picture."" The allusions, quotatio...

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