By Jorie Graham
"How i want to capture the realm / at natural idea," writes Jorie Graham, for whom a chook might be an alphabet, and flight an arc. regardless of the occasion--and her paintings deals a wealthy great quantity of them--the poems achieve to the place ownership isn't really inside us, the place new names are wanted and which means enlarged. for this reason, what she sees reminds her of what's lacking, and what she understands indicates what she can't. From any occasion, she arcs bravely into the farthest reaches of brain. quick readers could have hassle, yet so what. To the nice reader fearful of complexity, i might provide the transparent belief that needs to bond us to such sign poems as (simply to quote 3 showing in a row) "Mother's stitching Box," "For My Father trying to find My Uncle," and "The Chicory Comes Out overdue August in Umbria." ultimately, the poet's phrases back: ". . . you get / simply what you will have" and (just sooner than that), "Just as / at times / we have to grab back / the full language / looking for / greater desires."--Marvin Bell
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