Long Like a River

Long Like a River Many rivers run through Nancy Schoenberger s third collection of poems Long Like a River winner of the New York University Press Prize for Poetry From the Clark Fork its full house of trout the

  • Title: Long Like a River
  • Author: Nancy Schoenberger
  • ISBN: 9780814781043
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many rivers run through Nancy Schoenberger s third collection of poems, Long Like a River, winner of the 1997 New York University Press Prize for Poetry From the Clark Fork its full house of trout the dream of a summer noon , to the Mississippi long as its Indian name , to the and Napo Rivers, these poems explore the poet s Deep South roots, plumbing memory aMany rivers run through Nancy Schoenberger s third collection of poems, Long Like a River, winner of the 1997 New York University Press Prize for Poetry From the Clark Fork its full house of trout the dream of a summer noon , to the Mississippi long as its Indian name , to the and Napo Rivers, these poems explore the poet s Deep South roots, plumbing memory and desire and paying homage along the way to Theodore Roethke and George Seferis.

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    1. Let these river-tinged poems draw you into shimmering, evocative worlds where flowing waters range from the Deep South and Manhattan to rivers of Italy, the , and to Grecian seas. Sometimes it's just spattering rain or lover's tears that flow through the lushly evoked landscapes that anchor the poet's life-shaping memories and powerful emotions into lyrical poems that are just long enough to create a rich, satisfying experience.Striking images, phrases, and Proust-like, sense-stirred memories em [...]

    2. Not sure why this book won the NYU Press Prize for Poetry, nor why so many of the poems in it were previously published in well-known magazines more than halfway through it, I was unimpressed, and most of the poems, even if well-crafted, left me saying "so what?" after reading them. However, what I would guess are "later" poems (written later in time) seem to populate the last third of the book, and some of these are excellent, leading me to give the book 2 stars instead of 1. If all of them wer [...]

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