This compelling book takes its title from Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu. With a bow to Beckett's style and linguistic playfulness, Mary Jo Bang's collection of poems deals compassionately and gracefully with the tangible world. Bang's savvy alliterative insistence sweeps the reader along, as her poems collectively offer a world delicately structured from memorable fragments of experience, emotion, things, and places - inside and outside the human psyche.
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(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
University of Georgia Press
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Author Biography - Mary Jo Bang
Mary Jo Bang is also the author of Apology for Want, winner of the Bakeless Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, Louise in Love, winner of the Poetry Society's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. She teaches at Washington University in Saint Louis.