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Deep Gossip

New and Selected Poems

Throughout her seven critically acclaimed collections, Sidney Wade has established herself as a poet with a serious but light touch, capable of the clarity and inventiveness it takes to work a problem to both pleasure and resolution. Playing with and challenging form in all directions, the 27 new and 96 selected poems in Deep Gossip bristle with a sly wit that trips and delights the reader. Inspired by landscape, language, music, and living things, as well as the occasional bout of political outrage, Deep Gossip is a smart collection.

Praise for Other Books by Sidney Wade

"The quick, closely observed poems in Sidney Wade's beguiling Bird Book move from page to page like their subjects—in flight, on air, a murmuration sweeping across the horizon."—William Souder

"Sidney Wade's linguistic and philosophical turns in Bird Book confirm that she is both the supreme heir to Wallace Stevens and one of the most original poets in the language."—Randall Mann

"This is a beautiful, wise, and timely collection."—Daniel Anderson

"As impressive and thrillingly exact as these poems are concerning matters ornithological, it is the exquisite music —'earth-sprung, bright, and resonant'—of Wade's radically short line that so enchants me, the free play of interlinear rhyme, phonemic harmonies, and small bursts of metrical rhythms that yield more vitality and delight than any gathering of poems I have encountered in a very long time."—B. H. Fairchild

"Her poems [are]... a particular and splendid instance of what Hopkins meant by 'poetry proper, the language of inspiration.' "—Richard Howard

About the Author

Poet and translator Sidney Wade is professor emerita of creative writing at the University of Florida. She is the author of seven collections of poetry: Bird Book, Straits & Narrows, Stroke, Celestial Bodies, Empty Sleeves, Green, and From Istanbul/İstanbul'dan.

Endorsementss

"Deep Gossip is as beautiful and true, and alive with love, as life itself. The magnificence of Sidney Wade's vision is unmatched in American poetry. Wade gives us poems deeply sensual and smart, brilliantly formed to perfection—poems of cities and prairies, mountains, lakes, and the sea; poems in places of utmost tenderness and intimacy; poems that grapple with the evil in the body politic; poems of nature's inhabitants, engraved on the physics of the soul. Deep Gossip is a gift of a great and splendid heart from one of our most extraordinary poets."

- Lawrence Joseph, author of A Certain Clarity: Selected Poems

"Reading Deep Gossip, one realizes Sidney Wade, inquisitive, witty, at times dazzlingly rapturous, has long paid attention to every warren and den, to persevering landscapes, to ecological wonders, to nature's creaturely inhabitants, most especially to shifting, if not frustrating, political realities. Always scrupulous with her language, she privileges the rich province of the lyric with sonic verve, practicing a freedom and discipline attenuated and faithful to intimacies of thought."

- Major Jackson, author of Roll Deep

"Deep Gossip begins with Sidney Wade's newest work, spare, elegant poems in which every line is laden with meaning and music. Her microscopic eye peers into the natural world of bees, pollen, moths, and birds, birds, birds. This is a book suffused with light—dappled, blazing, luminosity and its shadow. She seems to be saying that we must look closely at the earth, and she is a transcendent guide to all we could lose."

- Barbara Hamby, author of On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems

Reviews

"With short lines and sly, syncopated rhymes, Wade's nature poems contain bliss and terror all at once, as when a vole plays in "fluid light / that screens the cryptic cat." "

- New York Times
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Green

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