Ruining the Picture by Pimone Triplett

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In their unique blend of linguistic energy and stunning emotional conviction, Pimone Triplett's poems richly weave the strands of myth, culture, and history into a personal landscape of the imagination. Hers is a startling new voice in American poetry-surefooted on the page, with a dazzling richness of texture throughout. "Pimone Triplett has a large discursive intelligenge, a keen lyric sensibility, a strong feeling for drama. . . . What an abiding pleasure to encounter a first book of such maturity." --Edward Hirsch "Pimone Triplett is among the most gifted poets of her generation. Her reach backward into the time of ancestors, with its tribal securities, and forward into her own future, with its individual doubts, includes and articulates a sizable range of experience, in which she manages to lodge us memorably and movingly." -Richard Howard

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Thai-American poet PIMONE TRIPLETT is a member of the graduate faculty at The University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Published November 25, 1998 by Triquarterly. 83 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Would-be refrains break off, partial, as in the tripartite ""Branch Between the Bones,"" where the line ""Happens because he wanted to move forward,"" erodes to ""Happened because he wanted to move,"" becomes, ""Happened because he wanted to,"" and, finally, ""Happened because he wanted."" A stro...

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