Work of the Fellows: Fiction and Poetry;

California Sorrow

Kinzie, Mary (Fellow, 2005-06)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2022

From the publisher's description:

In this exceptional new collection, acclaimed poet Mary Kinzie opens her attention to the landscapes of the earth. Her poems of richly varied line lengths develop phrases at the syncopated pace of the observing mind: “Slag and synthesis and traveling fire / so many ways the groundwaves of distortion / pulse / through bedrock traffic and the carbon chain” she writes in the opening poem, “The Water-brooks.” Here, and throughout, her reflection on the natural world embraces the damages of time to which we can bear only partial witness but to which the human memory is bound.


Subjects: Fiction and Poetry; Literature;; Poetry; American Literature;