Poetry. In a probing exploration of womanhood, Anna Rabinowitz's THE WANTON SUBLIME cuts through the pieties to the human issues spiraling around the Annunciation and the Virgin Mary. Yet this is not a "religious" book by any means. Instead, we see a new slant on freedom, subjugation, and the mother-child relationship, illuminated by interconnected fragments, lyrics, multiple choice questions, argument, and ancient texts. THE WANTON SUBLIME rewards readers with formal invention and linguistic brilliance in a blissful marriage of form and content. "Anna Rabinowitz gives us language at a height and experience at a depth that the whole art suddenly appears as a plinth on the plain of American letters"--Molly Peacock.
A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Anna Rabinowitz has published five volumes of poetry: WORDS ON THE STREET (Tupelo Press, 2016), Present Tense (Omnidawn, 2010), THE WANTON SUBLIME: A FLORILEGIUM OF WHETHERS AND WONDERS (Tupelo Press, 2006), DARKLING: A POEM (Tupelo Press, 2001), and At the Site of Inside Out (University of Massachusetts Press, 1997). She has written the librettos for THE WANTON SUBLIME, a monodrama with original music by Tarik O'Regan, and DARKLING, a multi-media opera with music by Stefan Weisman. DARKLING excerpts have been performed in many venues, and a full-length production ran for three weeks Off-Broadway. A semi-staged concert version traveled to Europe. DARKLING's latest incarnations are a CD from Albany Records, and a bi-lingual German- English translation from Luxbooks, Weisbaden, Germany. She has published widely in such journals as Atlantic Monthly, Boston Review, The Paris Review, Colorado Review, Southwest Review, Denver Quarterly, Sulfur, LIT, VOLT, and Verse. Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies, The Best American Poetry 1989, edited by Donald Hall, Life on the Line: Selections on Words and Healing, The KGB Bar Reader, The Poets' Grimm, Poetry Daily, Poetry After 9/11, Blood to Remember, Women Poets on Mentorship, and Aftershocks: The Poetry of Recovery.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA