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Half/Mask (Akron Series in Poetry (Paperback)) Paperback – January 30, 2007
"Children of Blood and Bone"
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"Polish poet and translator Stanislaw Baranczak once remarked...that even pure description, if it describes the world faithfully enough, can be a political act. It can be a spiritual act, too, if it helps writer and reader bear losses that initially feel insupportable. Like Elizabeth Bishop, with her extravagant, precisely textured similes, Mitchell uses description more to create reality, to give shape to the inner life, than to reflect it. Indeed, in what we might take as the thesis statement for this book, Mitchell writes in "An Afternoon's Walk," "If you must know something, says the tableau/ of our days, you may have to make it up." We go to "the supreme fiction," according to Mitchell,...as a means of inquiry. In that inquiry, there is something of Milosz's "archive of existence," a rescuing of things ruined or lost, and a reclaiming of people emblematized by these vanished objects." -Karen Kovacic -- WEST BRANCH
about BRAID: "The promise of alternative worlds is realized in Mitchell's sixth book...His repsonse is to become a kind of poet as roving reporter and an entity both earth-bound and ether-bound, free to sweep in and out of various times and spaces, and often seeming to occupy the space, or chasm, between the signifier and signified. Mitchell makes of the poem an open, and broken, field of words, culture, whimsy, serious thought, natural objects, as everything becomes part of a "wave passing through the sea, dispersing energy and gill."" -B.J. McGrath -- THE SPOON RIVER POETRY REVIEW
about SAVAGE BAGGAGE: "There are few intellects as gentle as Roger Mitchell's. Between the amusing and the grave, husband and wife, between traveling and home, lie the synapses that fire the unforgettable verse of SAVAGE BAGGAGE." -Dobby Gibson -- RAIN TAXI
about THE WORD FOR EVERYTHING: "Mitchell's poems attempt to, and often brilliantly succeed at, rendering the intersection of memory and the living moment....and the resulting poems dramatize how "we want to be where we are but we can't/ quite find it."...These poems know that naming our world and our lives won't providemeaning, yet they are in love with the reckless desire that fuels such naming, the desire that makes poetry possible." -James Harms --ANTIOCH REVIEW
About the Author
Roger Mitchell's last book, Delicate Bait, won the 2002 Akron Prize in Poetry. He is the author of eight previous books of poetry and a work of non-fiction plus numerous reviews and essays. He taught for many years in the English department at Indiana University-Bloomington and now lives in Jay, New York, with his wife, the fiction writer, Dorian Gossy.
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