Paperback / softback
December 1, 2003
9780819566560
English
216
10 illus.
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.6 Pounds (US)
$18.95 USD, £14.95 GBP
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Mixed Plate

New and Selected Poems

Poet and visual artist Faye Kicknosway presents both new works and twenty-five years of celebrated verse and illustration in her latest volume, Mixed Plate: New and Selected Poems. The poems mine common speech, folklore, film, the grotesque and the ordinary with unapologetic candor and ferocious intimacy. They are a testament to the power of contemporary monologue, filled with surprising inversions and unique takes on the risk of opening the front door. Cutting musically to the quick of a situation, each is filled with surprise, horror and, as they add up, moral consequence.

About the Author

FAYE KICKNOSWAY, Morgan Blair to her students at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, has authored eleven books of poetry. One of them, Who Shall Know Them?, inspired by Walker Evans's photographs, was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize. Faye Kicknosway was also a contributor to the ground-breaking feminist anthology No More Masks! (1973).

Reviews

"Turning the body inside out with both mental and physical discourse/intercourse, Faye Kicknosway's poems lead us first through desire and titillation then straight into despair before the reader finds any salvation. The journey will ravish you."—William L. Fox, author of Reading Sand

Endorsements

"Turning the body inside out with both mental and physical discourse/intercourse, Faye Kicknosway's poems lead us first through desire and titillation then straight into despair before the reader finds any salvation. The journey will ravish you." —William L. Fox, author of Reading Sand

"Faye Kicknosway's materials arrive into her world rough and charged with real and potential powers I have been reading her work for a long time and I'm greedily gluttonishly elated by the pleasure of having it all in a big book."—Andrei Codrescu, author of It was Today
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