Paperback $15.00

Knopf | Feb 22, 2005 | 96 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780375709906

  • Paperback$15.00

    Knopf | Feb 22, 2005 | 96 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780375709906

  • Ebook$13.99

    Knopf | Oct 09, 2013 | 96 Pages | ISBN 9780307522160


“Each statement becomes a kind of victory . . . Kinzie engages her readers in a passionate dialectic proving that ‘it was/Right to live.’”
–Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal

“The quiet but striking poems . . . span the page like spinal cords, or twists of DNA, each word dense and weighted with meaning, thrumming with pent-up power, a tamped-down fire that ignites slowly in the reader’s mind.”
–Dona Seaman, Booklist

Drift adds luster to Kinzie’s reputation of fine craftsmanship in many styles and forms . . . her lyricism is elegant.”
–Charles Guenther, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Kinzie’s poems attain an expressive restraint, holding their meanings together line by line, one word at a time . . . [her] polish and rigorous observation are manifest.”
–Tom Devaney, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Plato would have been drawn to Mary Kinzie’s remarkable poems and to their vision of the human, assailed and deformed but still thinking . . . the poems themselves are a demonstration of the soul, of the permanent possibility of thought.”
–Martha Nussbaum, Poetry

From the Hardcover edition.

Also by Mary Kinzie

Back to Top