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Self-Portrait with Crayon (CSU Poetry)

Allison White


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Poetry. An oblique conversation with Degas reigns throughout this collection of oddly heartbreaking pieces. Against the backdrop of his paintings and sketches, we find ourselves in an intimate world, coherent but uncanny, where private memory becomes inseparable from the culture we hold in common, and all of it just barely cracked open, riven by interstices through which we glimpse the vivid but unsayable. White has given us a truly exceptional first collection, deeply musical and intricately haunting--Cole Swensen.

Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 9781880834831, 63pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2009