Rachel Contreni Flynn
Ice, Mouth, Song: A Collection of Poems
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Ice Mouth Song A Collection of Poems Poetry Winner of the Dorset Prize Though we hear echoes of Stevie Smith The Brothers Grimm and Louise Gluck s wonderful severities in these poems Rachel Flynn has made them wholly her own ICE

  • Title: Ice, Mouth, Song: A Collection of Poems
  • Author: Rachel Contreni Flynn
  • ISBN: 9781932195187
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Winner of the 2003 Dorset Prize Though we hear echoes of Stevie Smith, The Brothers Grimm, and Louise Gluck s wonderful severities in these poems, Rachel Flynn has made them wholly her own ICE, MOUTH, SONG has a haunting beauty to it and an economy of phrasing consonant with its spare landscapes and mindscapes Flynn will not pretty up her world, nor will she bePoetry Winner of the 2003 Dorset Prize Though we hear echoes of Stevie Smith, The Brothers Grimm, and Louise Gluck s wonderful severities in these poems, Rachel Flynn has made them wholly her own ICE, MOUTH, SONG has a haunting beauty to it and an economy of phrasing consonant with its spare landscapes and mindscapes Flynn will not pretty up her world, nor will she be defeated by its harshness In On Wanting Only One Thing, her emblem seems to be the merganser, which plunges through cold water, small heart soaring, mind clenched behind hopeful, topaz eyes This is a poet who insists in her excellent concluding poem I will not be sad in this world, a refrain that we can t help but hear and feel as both a vow and a kind of hard won triumph, barely eked out Stephen Dunn, Judge of the 2003 Dorset Prize.

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    1 Blog on “Ice, Mouth, Song: A Collection of Poems

    1. Kristin says:

      For some reason, the second half of the book just didn't seem to strike me as much as the firstotherwise I would have easily given it 5 stars. I wanted to.

    2. Colleen Abel says:

      This is dark, sometimes surreal, always beautiful book.

    3. Kat says:

      There are some really wonderful gems in this collection, especially in parts 1 and 2. But the poems in the third section and some of the earlier one weren't as compelling. At their best, these poems are sharp, scathing, and achingly beautiful.

    4. Craig says:

      I think it is often lazy to say that you just don't "get" a book.Along those lines, I'm not sure that I gave this one enough of my time or attention because I often felt that I didn't feel like I understood many of these poems.I do tend to like my verse a bit more concrete, narrativeMy favorite poems: Failure In Small Spaces (love, love, loved this one) and I Will Not Be Sad In This World.

    5. Allison says:

      Beautiful. One of the best collections I've read in a while.

    6. Jessica says:

      If I ever wrote a book of poems about/to/for my sisters, I'd want it to be like this one.

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