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"Her lines deliver shocks of the dazzling sort that result in addiction." -- Sarah Maclay -- Poetry International, Issue 10, 2006

"Lark Apprentice is a debut marked by the careful notation of proof and theorem rather than scrap-sheet desperation..." -- Richard Greenfield

"Mathias works to turn the weeds of language into exotic bouquets."--Dan Pinkerton -- Shenandoah, Volume 56 Number 1 Spring/Summer 2006

About the Author

Louise Mathias grew up in England and Los Angeles, and currently splits her time between Long Beach, California and South Bend, Indiana. She is the author of LARK APPRENTICE, which was chosen by Brenda Hillman for the New Issues Prize, and published by New Issues Press in 2004. Her poems have been published in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Epoch, Boulevard, Crazyhorse, DENVER QUARTERLY and The Journal. Poems from her new manuscript-in-progress The Traps, appear or are forthcoming in Triquarterly, Massachusetts Review, Pool, The Laurel Review, Diagram, Many Mountains Moving and Perihelion. She was educated at the University of Southern California, and works as a fundraising consultant.
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Product Details

  • Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930974418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930974418
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
Lark Apprentice is a wonderful book, full of shocks and beauties. To quote from just one of its powerful poems: "All night I flew the dark recess of God's mind. / It was arranged like Iowa fields-- // not a damn thing missing. / You ask how I survived ...." Even though I believe this is her first book, Mathias is clearly more than an apprentice at poetry. One of the poems is "Bird On a Wire," and that seems to capture the tone of the whole book: an eerie electricity running through the claws of these poems, these delicate creatures.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2004
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The poems in Lark Apprentice burn with color, pale and
liquid, and they expand on the page, intense with brevity,
not spare or light. What it is to be a woman, or human,
or to love, or need love, to writhe with those tensions--
that's what's here. The book stands out on its own merits.
They could have been written by ANONYMOUS. Read the poems
for the poems.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mark on April 28, 2004
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The poems in this book may be a bit mysterious, but this is part of what makes them interesting. This book was recommended to me by someone who knows the poet and I am glad because I probably never would have found this terrific book. Not to be sexist, but she's pretty easy on the eyes too. Great pictures on her website.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Athena Robinson on April 27, 2004
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I felt carried away to a place within and without at the same time, a place I'd forgotten I'd been until I read these poems.
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