In 1998, Marie Ponsot was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, confirming the praise that has been bestowed on her by critics and peers–among them Eavan Boland and Carolyn Kizer (who are quoted on the back of the book jacket) and Amy Clampitt, who had this to say of Ponsot’s last book: "She is marvelously attuned to the visual and to the audible. She is no less precisely a geographer of the interior life, above all the experience of being a woman."
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"The poems reveal the moral drama enacted just beneath the surface of the natural world. Ponsot attends to elegant forms without losing sight of what they are there to express." –The New Yorker
From the Hardcover edition.
About Marie Ponsot
Marie Ponsot’s first book of poems was True Minds (1956); later books are Admit Impediment (1981) and The Green Dark (1988). She is a native New Yorker who has enjoyed teaching at Queens College, Beijing United University, the Poetry Center… More about Marie Ponsot