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What Kind Martha Zweig

What Kind

Martha Zweig

Published June 16th 2003
ISBN : 9780819566263
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Drawing on fairy tales and imbued with an almost antique diction, What Kind uses wit and word play to approach the thorn-ridden thicket of family, memory, sex and belonging. Many of the poems seem to speak uncannily from a childs perspective--aMoreDrawing on fairy tales and imbued with an almost antique diction, What Kind uses wit and word play to approach the thorn-ridden thicket of family, memory, sex and belonging. Many of the poems seem to speak uncannily from a childs perspective--a child seeking solace in relationships with animals and other creatures both real and imaginary. Many poets concern themselves with country matters and mortal mechanisms, but Martha Zweig alone hatches them out of language itself. She is an exquisite analyst of colloquialism, and the syntactical precisions at work within her old New England parlances are uncommonly refined. This book follows Zweigs brilliant debut collection Vinegar Bone, hailed by Publishers Weekly as a unique blend of scary folktale imagery, American plain speech and a planed-down formalism.