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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Tupelo Press; 2 edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932195033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932195033
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,656,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Natasha Saje's new book Bend divulges the spirit of a sensualist and the habits of a contemplative; sometimes vice versa. Colors are separated with the veracity of paint. Shifts in temperature are registered and background noises distinguished, not only for texture's sake but for their essential contribution to the poems' substance. Fine foods are sung and individual words lit. For company Saje summons a curious assortment of lettered forbears including Cotton Mather, Henry Vaughan, Nietzsche, Proust, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Shelley. A virtuous and subtly depraved book is Bend."-- C.D. Wright --Review

About the Author

Natasha Saje was born in Germany and grew up in New York City and northern New Jersey. Her first book of poems, Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994), received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Towson Prize in Literature. Her poems, essays, and reviews appear in The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, New Republic, Parnassus, Shenandoah, and The Writers Chronicle, among others. Saje teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and in the Vermont College MFA in Writing program.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Adela Garcia on July 4, 2004
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Bend is a book that can be judged by its cover, as well as its internal design; both create a sense of delicious, elegant complexity that draws you in and is impossible to resist, like any good vice. Natasha Saje's stunning collection delivers all that you are led to expect. These are smart, intimate, intriguing and deeply realized poems that change you-chemically-as you devour them. You can feel them being absorbed by your senses and mind like a rich oil, the best chocolate, or the return of summer.
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