Poetry. With WHITHER NONSTOPPPING, Harriet Zinnes has again welcomed the world with eyes wide open but with a curling lip, a sign that she well knows that what is out there may be beautiful but threatening—demanding an irony that her pen knows well how to employ. Her words, economical and intense, reflect what can never be ignored: the majesty of a cosmos, the frequent frugality and misery despite the glory of its inhabitants within that enveloping cosmos. Ah, yes, she writes, "the poet who is anarchic / has a devil of a time."
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Harriet Zinnes is Professor Emerita of English of Queens College of the City University of New York. Her many books of poetry include DRAWING ON THE WALL (2002), WHITHER NONSTOPPING (2005), LIGHT LIGHT OR THE CURVATURE OF THE EARTH (2009), WEATHER IS WHITHER (2012), and HARRIET ZINNES: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (2014), all from Marsh Hawk Press. She is also contributing editor of The Hollins Critic and a contributing writer as art critic of NY Arts Magazine. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA