A Woman of Property

Robyn Schiff

eBook - 2016

A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeA new book from a poet whose work is "wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive" (Jorie Graham)Located in a menacing, gothic landscape, the poems that comprise A Woman of Property draw formal and imaginative boundaries against boundless mortal threat, but as all borders are vulnerable, this ominous collection ultimately stages an urgent and deeply imperiled boundary dispute where haunting, illusion, the presence of the past, an...d disembodied voices only further unsettle questions of material and spiritual possession. This is a theatrical book of dilapidated houses and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root systems. The unstable property lines here rove from heaven to hell, troubling proportion and upsetting propriety in the name of unfathomable propagation. Are all the gates in this book folly? Are the walls too easily scaled to hold anything back or...

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Series
Penguin Poets
Subjects
Online Access
https://icpl.overdrive.com/media/2461831
Published
Penguin Publishing Group
Language
English
Main Author
Robyn Schiff
Format
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read eBook