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Raptus is n engaging collection of poetry however it did take me couple reads to be enrapt by its lmost meditative poetry The pages long poems were not initially ppealing to me but during my second read I did glean fair of mount of beauty from turns of phrase nd little bits of language Klink uses throughout her poems From the first poem in Raptus when Joanna Klink sks Do I imagine there isan. New from poet whose intensity makes the world visible Linda Gregg Everywhere Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice a forceful scrupulous intelligence isctive luminous diction range of cadences So has Mark Strand wr.
Yplace so safe it can t be snapped the book progressively opens to deep swirl in the middle of the loss of love Poems like Sorting nd The Radiant extend the gonizing trance of that loss intimately nd natomically in exuisite lines It is for writing like thisI want nother name for poetry something harder The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank a name with the strength Klink brings to what can never be the same I believe what is gentle Itten of the work of Joanna Klink who has woncclaim for elegant sensual The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins and musical poems that remainlert to the reparations of beauty nd song Dean Young The linked poems in Klink.
N us despite what we have done Like children s game where what hurts Is destroyed What leaves you be Blessed An bsolutely fantastic poetry collection I stumbled upon Joanna Klink s official website while searching for poem by nother poetah these small nd wonderful Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design accidents of fateHer poetry is like dream sometimes bad one It s elegant lyrical nd rich with images I don t want to miss it ny. 's third collection Raptus search through failed relationship struggling with the stakes of compassion the violence of the outside world nd the wish to nchor both in something true.
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Joanna Klink is an American poet She was born in Iowa City Iowa She received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD in Humanities from Johns Hopkins University She was the Briggs Copeland Poet at Harvard University and for many years taught in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Montana Her new book THE NIGHTFIELDS was published July 7 2020 by Penguin