In a Landscape of Having to Repeat
Author: Martha Ronk | ISBN: 189065017X : 9781890650179 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140x215mm | Pages: 96 | Weight: .172 Kg. | Published: IPG (Omnidawn Publishing) – June 2004 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies
This book is the Winner of the 15th Annual PEN USA Award in Poetry (2005)
With each poetry collection, Martha Ronk has further refined her unique use of the sentence, its textures and tangents, to extend the ways that a meditative lyric might address the most intimate and subtle experiences of living. Yet Ronk’s diction remains as direct and urbane as it is mulitvalenced in its range from serious to wry to confidential to questioning. In these poems, we find Ronk’s most stealthy syntactic turns, returns, and juxtapositions, which expose to us the rhetorics we unconsciously use to frame our perceptions of the daily. In a landscape of having to repeat, Ronk offers a language of attention that is composite, disruptive, and vibrantly immediate.