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Title: THEORY OF TRANSPORTATION
Author: Edward Barrett
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

Edward Barrett studied Classics as an undergraduate. So it is not surprising that his poetry has always seemed an attempt to make sense of life in the down-to-earth way of a Socrates, a Lucretius, or a Marcus Aurelius, nor that the ease and effort of such an attempt show up in it ... more>>


Title: HARMONIOUS WHOLE
Author: Susan Baran
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

It should be obvious to anyone from a brief glance at these poems that Baran has got form down. Anyone who can say something serious and witty about the position (or lack of position) of women in art history in the utterly arbitrary form of the pantoum earns my lasting admiration... more>>


Title: ON MAPLEWOOD TIME
Author: marc Cohen
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, Hudson, New York

I won't pretend that the trees were rooted in the air, goes a line in Marc Cohen's 12 Ton Bridge. Had he said the trees were rooted in the air, and left it at that, it might be a fragment n one of ... more>>


Title: THE LECTURER'S ARIA
Author: Gerrit Henry
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

Gerrit Henry was a sophomore and I a junior at Columbia College when we met in the fall of 1968. Kenneth Koch, whose writing course I had taken a year earlier, invited me to sit in on a class with his... more>>


Title: THE CARELESS DAYS
Author: Christopher Hewitt
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

Though these poems have been set for the signing voice, it is the voice implied by the printed sentences, louder than baritone or rustling page, that engages me. The brevity of Hewitt's tough... more>>


Title: The History of Rain
Author: Tomoyuki Iino
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, Hudson, New York

Iino learned English from Jesuits in a Kamakura, Japan, junior high and wrote his first poem in the language when he was a college sophomore. He remembers that it parodied Wordsworth, I ... more>>


Title: SCARECROW
Author: Jaime Manrique
Translator: Eugene Richie and Edith Grossman
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

A number of Spanish and Latin American poets-Lorca Salinas, Villaurrutia, Cernuda, Paz, Padilla, Ulacia-have spenttime in North America, which is in many ways the cultural antithesis of all that we ... more>>


Title: EVERY QUESTION BUT ONE
Author: Pierre Martory
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, Hudson, New York

Not surprisingly, Martory's poetry doesn't seem to derive from any of the various modernist (or post-modernist) French schools, though there are echoes of fringe surrealists like Reverdy and the ... more>>


Title: ELEPHANT
Author: Maggie Paley
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

A number of poets have written interesting novels-one thinks immediately o f Swinburne's Love's Cross Currents, Mandelstam's The Egyptian Stamp, and the Ashbery/Schuyler collaboration A Nest of Ninnies. It is less common for novelists to... more>>


Title: 4 SQUARES DECLARE 5
Author: Mary du Passage
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, Hudson, New York

It is a great pleasure for me to remark upon the luminous coherence of Mary du Passage's poems, which declare themselves with such quiet ... more>>


Title: The Birds of Passage
Author: Anne Porter
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, Hudson, New York

At first glance, one is inclined to label Anne Porter as a devotional poet whose richly texture narratives tend toward the metaphysical: Fire, most beautiful of flowers; and the colloquial :we ... more>>


Title: MOIRE
Author: Eugene Richie
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

Neoromantic is a term coined by critics for contemporary music that has returned to the seemingly lost ideals of melody, tonality and traditional forms, thereby reputing serialism... more>>


Title: ADORATION OF THE GOLDEN CALF
Author: Richard Stull
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

Poor piercing eloquence wasted on the rich: Rich Stull's paraphrase of Spenser has a mock poignant ring for his Adoration of the Golden Calf. In many ways this chapbook collection is an address to the ... more>>


Title: THE PEAR TREE'S WINTER
Author: Robert Thompson
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

Robert Thompson's poems have many admirable qualities, chief among them: a light touch. Alight touch is only admirable when it goes against the grain, when it is something more than willful fun'n games, or mere whimsy, when it undermines ... more>>


Title: SEVENTY-FIVE AND STILL ALIVE
Author: Irvin L. Wasserman
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York

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Title: APPLE PERFUME
Author: Rosanne Wasserman
Publisher: The Groundwater Press, New York
Intuflo editions

The poems in Apple Perfume range from abstract and fantastic, as in "Sweeter than Wine," to love poems and cityscapes. There are poems with Marianne Moore stanzas and sonnets, in Kalevala ... more>>