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by Julianna Baggott

eBook Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees: Poems download ISBN: 080713256X
Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: LSU Press; First Edition edition (March 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 80
ePub: 1136 kb
Fb2: 1289 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry

Compulsions of Silkworms. has been added to your Cart. I am a writer and reader of poetry who usually stays away from poems about poetry or the writing of it, but Julianna Baggott's new collection resonates beyond the sometimes self-involved world of poetry.

Compulsions of Silkworms. It ventures into moments of human life and creates vignettes of intimacy, so much so that her vehicle of using the craft of writing as a spring board fades, and true human emotion is unearthed.

Compulsions of Silk Worms and Bees: Poems (Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Award). I really liked the titles in this book and the way they connect to the poems. 080713256X (ISBN13: 9780807132562). Many titles were questions that Baggott gets asked from students and aspiring poets about where she gets her ideas, why she writes, and does she simultaneously submit (she does). The poems seem like they aren't answering the question the titles ask, but then by the end of the poem, you have the answer. The titles seem so ordinary and trite, but then the poem that follows always has great images and surprises.

Part primer, part credo, part arm-swinging gambol, this wonderful book is resonant with wit and insight. Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees takes up the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, but on poetry's own terms. At first glance, Baggott's candid counsel can be seen as a manual on writing poetry, written in poems. As the book unfolds, however, these poems take on the larger landscape of love and loss, the rigors of living fully, and the intricate, mysterious territory of our fragile, hardworking souls.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees: Poems by. .This new collection of poetry from veteran author, Julianna Baggott, is written as a manual on writing poetry.

This new collection of poetry from veteran author, Julianna Baggott, is written as a manual on writing poetry. On the surface, it appears only to be a collection of poems about poetry. On a deeper level though, it turns craft on its ear to examine the larger, looming world. There are several different types of poems included. Some poems are written as question and answer dialogues. Some poems personify poetry itself as a character and address it as an unruly muse.

Baggott has published over twenty books under her own name and pen names. Baggott has also published four collections of poetry (This Country of Mothers, Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees, and Lizzie Borden in Love) and Instructions, Abject and Fuming. Her recent novels, Pure and Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Baggott began publishing when she was twenty-two.

Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees. Part primer, part credo, part arm-swinging gambol, this wonderful book is resonant with wit and insight. -Linda Bierds Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees takes up the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, but on poetry's own terms.

She is the author of three poetry collections: Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees (Louisiana State University Press, 2007).

Julianna Baggott, who also writes under the pen names Bridget Asher and N. E. Bode, is a novelist, short story writer, and poet. She is the author of three poetry collections: Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees (Louisiana State University Press, 2007). Lizzie Borden in Love: Poems in Women's Voices (Southern Illinois University Press, 2006), and This Country of Mothers (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001). She teaches at Florida State University and lives in Florida.

Baggott has published eighteen books over the last twelve years. Her most recent novel Pure the first in a dystopian trilogy, was published by Grand Central Publishing; film rights have been acquired by Fox 2000. The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted, published under pen name Asher, was published in spring of 2011.

“Part primer, part credo, part arm-swinging gambol, this wonderful book is resonant with wit and insight.”―Linda Bierds

Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees takes up the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, but on poetry's own terms. At first glance, Baggott's candid counsel can be seen as a manual on writing poetry, written in poems. As the book unfolds, however, these poems take on the larger landscape of love and loss, the rigors of living fully, and the intricate, mysterious territory of our fragile, hardworking souls.

Comments: (3)
Monam
After devouring 'Lizzie Borden in Love', also by JB, I couldn't wait to get my hands on another collection. I was more than a bit disappointed by the style and content of the poems, especially since the book had such a great title (I'm a sucker for words). The poems are largely titled as questions and the 'poem' is the answer to the question. I am a writer and I didn't find the poems compelling... I don't know how non-writers will be able to connect. The poems are in plain language (as were the poems in the book I previously purchased) but they are largely uninspiring and unimaginative. Perhaps it is not fair to compare these poems to the stellar work in the "lizzie borden" collection but these poems simply do not shine out. Simply, I found this collection boring. It will go with the books in my bookshelf and not in the dog-eared, much pawed stack by my bed.
Cordaron
I am a writer and reader of poetry who usually stays away from poems about poetry or the writing of it, but Julianna Baggott's new collection resonates beyond the sometimes self-involved world of poetry. It ventures into moments of human life and creates vignettes of intimacy, so much so that her vehicle of using the craft of writing as a spring board fades, and true human emotion is unearthed. Her language has a clarity and vibrancy, and it is from there that her images stay hinged in the mind: "...my mother shining with sweat, not so much/ the moth-tinging bulb above her head,/ but the poem, in the road/ hissing like a rearing hood-flared cobra, the old sibilant iron,/ its red glowing eye."
Nilabor
Her poetry is meaningful and quite deep. I had to read for class but I truly did enjoy it.