Carpathia

  • Title: Carpathia
  • Author: Cecilia Woloch
  • ISBN: 9781934414262
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carpathia Her traveling poetrics are striking in the way that she defies the borders of narrative and lyric she combines the two seamlessly an enviable gift Sacramento News ReviewThese poems move through love
    Her traveling poetrics are striking in the way that she defies the borders of narrative and lyric she combines the two seamlessly, an enviable gift Sacramento News ReviewThese poems move through love and death, sadness and euphoria, and across European and American landscapes, encountering lovers, strangers, and beloved ghosts They arrive, finally, in a placeHer traveling poetrics are striking in the way that she defies the borders of narrative and lyric she combines the two seamlessly, an enviable gift Sacramento News ReviewThese poems move through love and death, sadness and euphoria, and across European and American landscapes, encountering lovers, strangers, and beloved ghosts They arrive, finally, in a place of beauty, mystery, grief, and joy Poems from this collection were selected by Marie Howe as winner of the 2006 Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award.Cecilia Woloch was named 2004 Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry for her last collection, Late BOA Editions, Ltd 2003 She is founding director of the Summer Poetry Workshop in Idyllwild, California She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles, California, and travels extensively in Europe.From Devils Lake Journal Celia Woloch s collection Carpathia is about distance, both physical and emotional Her poems occupy a lush landscape where the natural world succombs to loss, where fat bees fall into the wine and the ghost swans have wings of death The highlights of this collection are her numerous postcard poems which feel balanced in their attempts to be both strange and authentic without becoming burdened with ironic oddity that I ve seen so much in recent poetry Her postcards move, making leaps with each new sentence, and their prose poem form opens these poems up to be peculiar in a way that s all together successful From The Cosmopolitan Review One of the joys of Cecilia Woloch s poetry is that it so beautifully and skilfully intermingles humour with emotional intensity, sensuality, and existential profoundnessUnderneath it all, there lies a clear conviction that each of us could have been somebody else, could have been born and lived somewhere else, and yet We all dwell in one country, O stranger, the world.

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    About Cecilia Woloch


    1. Cecilia Woloch is the author of five collections of poems, most recently Carpathia, from BOA Editions Ltd She is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and is currently a lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Southern California, as well as the founding director of The Paris Poetry Workshop She spends a part of each year traveling, and in recent years has divided her time between Los Angeles, California Atlanta, Georgia Shepherdsville, Kentucky Paris, France and a small village in the Carpathian mountains of southeastern Poland.


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    1. Lyric, narrative poems of grief and loss. Woloch's poems are just gorgeous. I love the poems about her father, the beautiful love poems, and all the memories of Paris here. I could read it over and over -- and I probably will. It's taboo to use the word luminous in a review, so I won't, but you get the idea. Exquisite also comes to mind. Carol Muske-Dukes said of this collection, "The book is zany with music -- from Le Jazz Hot to bluegrass to gypsy violins. These are poems full of wind, light a [...]

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    2. In her gorgeous, latest, and fifth book, Woloch moves from Pennsylvania to Paris to Mitteleuropa to Atlanta then back to Kentucky again; and at one pointshe addresses a female friend as a “migratory bird”--meaning she might well be addressing herself. Woloch now writes, at least part of the time, from the border state of Kentucky, in various forms, noting the beauties and horrors of living and dying she has experienced along the way, not as a tourist but as one who has been penetrated--no, p [...]

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    3. If I were stranded on an island and could only have a dozen poetry books with me, this would rank as one of thempossibly even in the top 5. Normally, I don't underline passages in collections of poetry, but it couldn't be helped when it came to Cecilia Woloch's exquisite and haunting poems. At times I had to resist the urge to underline the entire poem. Definitely worth adding to your shelves and deserves no less than 5 stars. Cecelia is a master wordsmith.

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    4. I had the honor to read an early draft of Woloch's manuscript and now have the galley. This is a BRILLIANT collection of poetry. Full review coming soon.

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    5. This is one of the most beautiful poetry collections I've read in an extremely long time. There are just the perfect amount of moments that take you by surprise; show you a word in a light you've never seen it in before. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    6. By now I've read this book cover to cover, twice. So many of these poems are so familiar. I've been hearing them read in both of our cities, Cecilia's and mine--Paris and L.A for years now. And I think it's hard to write about books you feel so close toNot surprised and not disappointed. Touched. Cecilia's poetry speaks to me and though I often catch a Cecilia-ism in my own writing, I am forever awed and inspired by what she does. And I love how, like a memoir, this collection indicates her curr [...]

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    7. I think I have a new favorite poet. Just when I was losing hope in contemporary offerings, Cecelia Woloch's book arrived. I said to myself, I'm just going to give this poet one chance, and I opened to her poem "Fireflies" and was bowled over. Hugely human and refreshing. A typical, good book of poetry might have four strong poems out of a collection of fifty (and that's a good collection). But here, every other poem stood out with insight and surprise. Along with "Fireflies," her poems "Annivers [...]

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    8. Cecilia's poetry just gets more phenomenal with each book. This book is over the top!Cecilia is the most lyrical of modern poets and the most technically polished poet I've read. She is also the top workshop facilitator I've had the pleasure to work with.I can't say enough about how much I love "Carpathia."

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    9. If forced to use only one word to describe Carpathia, that word would be "exquisite". Woloch's poems ahimmer and dance in my head, drawing me back again and again. She takes prose poetry to a dazzling height, leaving no doubt that these pieces are, indeed, poems. Her poetry is filled with love, loss, joy and longing.

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    10. Woloch writes of moving, of grief, of love, all with great aplomb. I look forward to reading more from her.

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