Poetry. PLACED: KARESANSUI POEMS is a poetic sequence that juxtaposes words, phrases, quotes, and lyric excerpts in the manner of stones in a Japanese dry-landscape Zen garden: karesansui. "Subtexts" identify sources of quotations, ranging from Matsuo Bash-o to the Marx Brothers. Time is stilled here, each one- or two-line poem, for rather than about insight, is both brief and durable, inviting the reader to explore and reconsider a complex of associations.
Carol Snow is the author of Artist and Model (selected by Robert Hass for the National Poetry Series and winner of the Poetry Center Book Award), For, The Seventy Prepositions (both published by the University of California Press), PLACED: KARESANSUI POEMS (Counterpath, 2008), and now POSITION PAPER (Counterpath, 2016). She has received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, a Poetry Fund grant, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA