The Redshifting Web: New & Selected Poems

  • Title: The Redshifting Web: New & Selected Poems
  • Author: Arthur Sze
  • ISBN: 9781556590887
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Redshifting Web New Selected Poems A comprehensive collection by one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today
    A comprehensive collection by one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today.

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    About Arthur Sze


    1. Arthur Sze b 1950 New York City is a second generation Chinese American poet.Sze was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of eight books of poetry His own poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Paris Review, Field, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, and Turkish.He was a Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University, a Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary Baldwin College, and has conducted residencies at Brown University, Bard College, and Naropa University He is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is the first poet laureate of Santa Fe.He is the recipient of a Lila Wallace Reader s Digest Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships, a George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, three grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and a Western States Book Award for Translation.


    353 Comments


    1. I admire Sze's work with form and what his poems are able to contain. Chaos theory meets Buddhism meets evocative language, crisp images, everything at once. A sense that everything is connected and simultaneous.

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    2. This isn't for everyone. He really likes to juxtapose situations and meanings, and in general, it's totally cool, but I don't think it's for everyone. Start with the poems from River, River which are just great.From The Unnamable River 2In a crude theory of perception, the apple yousee is supposed to be a copy of the actual apple,but who can step out of his body to compare the two?Who can step out of his life and feelthe Milky Way flow out of his hands?An unpicked apple dies on a branch;that is [...]

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    3. I keep picking this collection up again after having finished it. Has that kind of power, in my estimation.

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    4. Sze can be a fascinating curator of words, like in "The String Diamond" where he simply lists extinct species. He makes earthly flora and fauna sound like the lost incantations of a mystical civilization. Once you read more than five of his poems, though, you notice a particular gimmick he's been wearing out for 30 years. Here's an example I found on the very second poem I picked at random:"A neighborrejects chemotherapy and the hospital;and, instead, writesa farewell letter to all her friendsbe [...]

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    5. When the poems work they are very good. Often for me they don't work. Clearly a skilled practitioner of the art. Some poems have too many private references, or seem like wonderful phrases strung together. Others are bright clear jewels.

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