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Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992

Supernatural Love Poems The poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg whom William Logan once called the most talented American poet under the age of forty published her first book of poems in She has since become one of our most r

  • Title: Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992
  • Author: Gjertrud Schnackenberg
  • ISBN: 9780374527549
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • The poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg, whom William Logan once called the most talented American poet under the age of forty, published her first book of poems in 1982 She has since become one of our most respected authors of verse.Schnackenberg s first three books, collected in Supernatural Love, show the thrilling evolution of a unique voice in today s letters From an earlThe poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg, whom William Logan once called the most talented American poet under the age of forty, published her first book of poems in 1982 She has since become one of our most respected authors of verse.Schnackenberg s first three books, collected in Supernatural Love, show the thrilling evolution of a unique voice in today s letters From an early mastery in which precision and heartbreak are inseparable, her poetry accelerates book by book through the searching, dense, and metaphysical imagery as well as the cascading syntax which have become her signature Whether we are witnessing her classic portrait of Darwin in his last year or discovering the vertiginous brillance of her elegy for the Byzantine monuments of Ravenna, we find in Schnackenberg gemlike poems offered as visionary documents, unmistakable in their glittering range and passion and never the same twice.

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    1 thought on “Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992

    1. This is poetry of astonishing beauty, depth and insight. Schnackenberg has been compared with William Blake, and that is a compliment to William Blake.

    2. 'Prodigious' I think is the only word appropriate to this work. Prodigious in the skill, poise and maturity even of the poems written in the author's early 20s; prodigious in the depth and weight of its seriousness; prodigious in the exactitude, complexity, and colour of its imagery, and the sheer profusion thereof; prodigious in its structure and its tightness, its almost baroque development; prodigious in its knowledge of history, poetry, and sundry other liberal disciplines; prodigious in its [...]

    3. Schnackenberg is among "the fine poets." Her reviews all speak of her unique abilities as a contemporary poet that prolongs not-so-contemporary verse. I myself think of her as a mystery, though her work is to be praised, it is also stocked full of references that live mostly in the brains of academics or lonley readers of obscure work. Certainly her use of narrative coupled with her formulaic style make for fabulous little "contained" worlds. Among my favorites were the more accessible works: "T [...]

    4. I love what Schnackenberg does with form. Satisfying to read; somehow she captures planets in the details.

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