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In a landscape of having to repeat
Martha Ronk




Omnidawn
2004 • 112 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry - American / Poetry - Women Authors

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-890650-17-9



In a landscape of having to repeat, Ronk offers a language of attention that is composite, disruptive, and vibrantly immediate.

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.



MARTHA RONK is Irma and Jay Price Professor of English at Occidental College. Among her poetry books are Why/Why Not (University of California Press 2003), Eyetrouble (University of Georgia Press, 1998), State of Mind (Sun & Moon, 1995), and a memoir Displeasures of the Table (Sun & Moon, 2001).



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