The Keep by Emily Wilson
(Kuhl House Poets)

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The poems in The Keep are influenced by art, by paintings, by thinking about abstraction and figuration and the space between, beauty apprehended and lost, the divine apprehended and lost. Emily Wilson's poems are also saturated with nature; from the great oaks emptying, russet, gusseted to the caribou mov[ing] through us beyond numerous, each image connects the natural world of tides and marshes and forests to the human world of documentation and preservation. The image of the keep as a place of safety and as a kind of prison also informs this very strong collection.
 

About Emily Wilson

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Wilson lives in Portland, Maine, where she is the proprietor of the Spurwink Press, which publishes letterpress editions of poetry books; she graduated from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1999.
 
Published July 1, 2001 by University Of Iowa Press. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Nazis meet vampires—in a sometimes creepy, mostly clichÉd occult novel by sf writer Wilson.

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When Wilson, head of Spurwink Press, occasionally uses the first-person plural, she deftly confuses the speaker: "We are not waiting?// We are waiting?// We are the red studio?// We come just before the math?"

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