Paperback / softback
May 15, 1998
9781558491427
English
88
.35 Pounds (US)
$19.95 USD, £10.00 GBP
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The Double Task

The poems in this finely honed collection are of two kinds: those that seek to represent the world in its ephemerality, and those that generate a world's unfolding. Along a spectrum of various oppositions, in landscape and love poems, and in those that speak of music, painting, and film, Gray Jacobik enacts her double task: to bring our world palpably close and to transform that experience into art.

About the Author

Gray Jacobik is associate professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University. Winner of the 1997 Yeats Prize, she is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing.

Reviews

"The language of these poems is rich, sonorous, and precise. The intelligence is keen and never flagging. Add to this a sensuality that is occasionally sexy and always appealing. The combination of these qualities makes Gray Jacobik a rare poet, one not to be missed."—James Tate

"There is a sensuousness of language married to unabashed passion and the richness of her mind. . . . Jacobik captures female awareness in its physical magnitude and celebrates the larger, often ecstatic, victory beyond"—Linda Gregg

"Gray Jacobik's poems create and populate what she calls in one of them a 'quickened space.' Her attention to the things of the world is vigilant, celebratory, responsible—a quickening force. Sensuousness, surprise, sharp-mindedness are the distinguishing marks of The Double Task, making it a distinct and happy addition to contemporary American poetry"—Eamon Grennan
University of Massachusetts Press

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