Dear Blackbird,

Dear Blackbird The Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry was inaugurated in to honor the late poet a nationally recognized writer and a former professor at the University of Utah and is sponsored by the University

  • Title: Dear Blackbird,
  • Author: Jane Springer
  • ISBN: 9780874808971
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry was inaugurated in 2003 to honor the late poet, a nationally recognized writer and a former professor at the University of Utah, and is sponsored by the University of Utah Press and the University of Utah Department of English Dear Blackbird, is the 2006 prize winning volume selected by this year s judge, J D McClatchy, editor of TheThe Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry was inaugurated in 2003 to honor the late poet, a nationally recognized writer and a former professor at the University of Utah, and is sponsored by the University of Utah Press and the University of Utah Department of English Dear Blackbird, is the 2006 prize winning volume selected by this year s judge, J D McClatchy, editor of The Yale Review.

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    516 thoughts on “Dear Blackbird,

    • Springer's first collection here I'm going to place in the drawer marked "shows good promise". Bit of a cheat really, since I already know her second collection, Murder Ballad is an awesome piece of Southern Gothic. Dear Blackbird, is okay, with some real nice moments, but I feel its emotional impact is lagging its poetic artifice. These poems mostly don't seem very memorable to me. And yes, it starts out with poems about horses. Nicely done poems about horses, but still. The second of the four [...]


    • I liked this book alright, esp An Addict's Guide to Pregnancy, and I hung on through a few horse poems (although as a rule, I'm not big on horse poems). Since this book sat on our coffee table for a few weeks, the blurb became more and more aggravating: J.D. McClatchy begins his praise by first, strangely, taking shots at other contemporaries: "Most new poetry I read nowadays seems decorous in its austerities or its embellishments: willed, over-plotted, dry." It takes one to know one, McClatchy. [...]


    • At first, I was worried. Part I is all about horses and I just don't love horses that much.But then Springer's rhythm, tumultuous lines without clear stanzas, caught me up. By the time I got to Part II's "In the Afterlife of Clothes," I was enchanted.Vibrant and alive. It's a great collection of poems.


    • Jane Springer is a deep draught of water. Huge lines, huge poems. I enjoy the poems at the beginning, with the blurred line between horse and human. And I love the poems, the big poems, that tell the story of this speaker, her family, her personal history abused and constructed. These are an unstoppable voice, a current pushing a long river.


    • Overall, I enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed hearing her read these poems, and her voice comes through strongly in many of the poems. Some are too overly "poetic" for my taste, but many of them are quite lyric and some are talky in the best sense. She has a wicked sense of humor. Lovely!


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