Monday, January 23, 2006

Kathleen Fraser

I'm into her lately. I just finished her book Change of Address and Other Poems, which was published in 1966. The book itself is beautifully put together, even though it is saddle stapled. There are sketches on every page, which make the book aesthetically pleasing (can you tell I'm taking a publishing class?). The paper is thick and feels nice on the fingers. The poems themselves aren't as good as some of her latest work, but they are still nice to read. She is more narrative in this book, although there is a rhythm to the writing that is very soothing. My favorite rhythmic poem was definitely "Grass." All in all, I recommend the book, especially if you are a Fraser fan.

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