Raw Goods Inventory eBook Ç Raw Goods PDF \

Raw Goods Inventory eBook Ç Raw Goods PDF \

Raw Goods Inventory (Iowa Poetry Prize) [Epub] ➝ Raw Goods Inventory (Iowa Poetry Prize) By Emily Rosko – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk In Raw Goods Inventory Emily Rosko gives us a poetic inventory in a virtuosic display of voices and accents The poems come with sharp elbows and knees; they are nomadic acuisitive dispersive and diffr In Raw Goods Inventory Emily Rosko gives us a poetic inventory in a virtuosic display of voices and accents The poems come with sharp elbows and knees; they are nomadic acuisitive dispersive and diffractive More elementally Rosko's poems contain the scattered bric a brac of the imagination with goods that range from a dud egg to genetic hybrids from Marian iconography to pigs at a state fair She offers honest embodiments of anxiety awkwardness and boredom Raw Goods PDF \ as she also recasts with wit and grace the standard poetic fare love death and disappointment Idiomatic raw and skewed in the best possible way Rosko's poetry manages to speak to us with arresting lyric gusto of familiar things.

3 thoughts on “Raw Goods Inventory (Iowa Poetry Prize)

  1. Kevin Lawrence Kevin Lawrence says:

    I came to this book because it was recommended as summer reading by Alice Fulton a poet who I admire and think is not as highly regarded in poetry circles as she ought to be After reading Rosko’s book I’m not surprised that Fulton is a fan – they both are very intelligent women who seem to have a good head on their shoulders by which I mean they seem to be very sensible And they both have a fondness or a weakness at their less satisfying moments for just about any American vernacular turn of phrase While there are similarities between what I take to be a mentor mentee relationship between Fulton and Rosko Rosko got an MFA at Cornell they do seem very different personalities which comes through in the overall tone of their poems for me Fulton is of a touchy feely poet meant in the best sense of being highly sensory focused while Rosko is much analytical and cerebral In fact I felt the first half of Rosko’s book should’ve been titled “Raw Data Inventory” since often than not she is jotting down sentence fragments in the way a lab technician might jot down observational data for some experiment Rosko has a self assured definitional way of writing that sometimes feels like her confidence is overtaking her observational abilities since the subject is left out of the picture; for example one poem admittedly one of her weakest in the volume begins “To say it was over and done with no harmwasn’t really the case The hemlocks wind burnt losing Fishermen wrestle with hook salmon in high lead content water Stunned look the redfrayed marks It’s better eyes averted bothof us tucked in knees touching”“What’s Discovered Is Wiped Out”Huh? Critical information is being either intentionally left out or simply doesn’t exist and the poem just becomes a series of phrases trying to strike into some meaningful scenesubjectspeaker In the third section Rosko writes about the mining community she apparently grew up in and this gives her a much needed subject that literally grounds the poems Here her penchant for getting the most out of sassy phrases works best and her love of geologic perspective is balanced out by it being inhabited by a human community even her family It’s humblingwhat happens to flesh In myth transfiguration seems painful—the permanence of it—maddened nightingale gnarled laurel sleeping bearTo know release—your own dissolve A commissure—your body into mine the slipof being here and elsewhere You arenot you any longer The dunes shift restructure their crescentseach particle undone“Sleeping Bear Dunes”I like the pun on “mine” and “commissure” is exactly the right word choice and the type of word you don’t expect to find in a lot of poets’ vocabulary Overall this volume wasn’t the rollicking good time I was hoping for when Fulton recommended it I think it was in the pages of Poetry magazine; but by the end of the book I came to appreciate Rosko’s level headedness and sharp observations She is somewhat in the vein of Marianne Moore AR Ammons or an Amy Clampitt and that’s a rich vein to mine

  2. Matthew Hittinger Matthew Hittinger says:

    I'm biased as Emily is friend and close reader of my own work but I love the final version of this collection I read an early version of this manuscript in the fall of 2004 and this final version is tightI was re reading this after seeing Emily at AWP earlier this month and have two new favorite poems The Toy Divines and Less Art More Monkeys in addition to my old time favorites Elephant At the Sushi Arcade the title poem and Even Before Your Elbow Knocked Over the GlassI love Emily's keen sense of form in every poem how deliberate the shapes are on each page the edge to each word and line that often feel as if they could cut you if you're not careful And I love how Emily experiments with form across all four sections in the book fully using the page plane nothing turns me off than a book of poems where all the poems sit left justified in boring blocks and yet through all these visual and spatial variations the voice through all its tonal variations somehow remains unified A uality I admire

  3. Kent Kent says:

    I heard an interview where Rosko claims that there is no theme to the book but I would say there's uite a bit of theme Whether this body conscious speaker is the poet the book makes it sure that wherever she is from it is not without its own tangles

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