Poetry. Simply one of the most admired and imitated poets of her generation, Lisa Jarnot's third volume of poetry does what only Jarnot can do. Decidedly lyrical, always reliant on repetition and rhythm, what emergies in this book is a catalog of loves and laments: "Just the eldergrass and him, the fog, unpoliced and safe inside the train, the thoughts of rain, Apollo, and the sun..." As Stan Brackage has said of Jarnot, "[H]er words are never severed from the means that engendered them; and the consequent meanings are never detached from the meditative drama of each whole poem."
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Lisa Jarnot is the author A PRINCESS MAGIC PRESTO SPELL: Parts 1-9 (Flood Editions, 2019), JOIE DE VIVRE: SELECTED POEMS 1992-1012 (City Lights 2013), NIGHT SCENES (Flood Editions, 2008), BLACK DOG SONGS (Flood Editions, 2003), and others. Her book Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus (University of California, 2012) was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in New York City with her daughter.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA