Sentences and Rain
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Whether celebrating clones or revising Led Zeppelin, Equi melds verse with aphorism, wisdom with wicked playfulness.--Entertainment Weekly
Equi's poems are under the breath asides from your cleverest friend--witty, thoughtful, and wry.
A slight implies
if not an insult
(real or imagined)
at least something
a slight cold,
a slight headache.
No one ever says:
You make me slightly happy.
Although this, in fact,
is often the case.
Widely published and anthologized, Elaine Equi's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Nation, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry.
Coffee House Press, 9781566894210, 100pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
About the Author
Elaine Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and raised in Chicago and its outlying suburbs. In 1988, she moved to New York City with her husband, poet Jerome Sala. Over the years, her witty, aphoristic, and innovative work has become nationally and internationally known. Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and on the short list for Canada's prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Widely published and anthologized, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Nation, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry. She teaches at New York University, and in the MFA Programs at the New School and the City College of New York.