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A Woman of Property by Robyn Schiff

A Woman of Property

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A Woman of Property by Robyn Schiff
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Mar 08, 2016 | ISBN 9780143128274

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Praise for Robyn Schiff and A Woman of Property

“A study of the imagination’s darker powers and their daily, domestic insurrections. . .Schiff’s poems, with their Hitchcock-like distrust of appearances, their alertness to hidden binds and snares, offer something few poets ever discover:  a vision of the whole world. . . these poems are interested in everything, possessing a capaciousness that, paradoxically, requires tight control.”
Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker

“Schiff’s poems circle worlds of worry in arriving at uncommon connections. . .they swivel and leap from topic to topic, delighting in uncommon facts and far-fetched analogies.”
Stephen Burt, The New York Times Book Review

“Schiff’s is a major species of weird, glowing genius. She finds cosmic flow in the most awkward corners and masterminds whole new dimensions in the realms of wit, worry, and ‘what if?’ I don’t know what kind of magic allows this poet to take apart the entire world . . . and reassemble it with more pleasure, depth, loveliness, deadpan wordsmithery and good hard intelligence than it ever had before. I see everything differently now that I’ve experienced this world.  Nobody writes like Robyn Schiff: her brilliance is singular, her vision compound. We’ll be measuring this work’s radiance in light-years.”
Brenda Shaughnessy

“This brilliant revelation of having and being had winds like a spiral staircase down from the nursery, into the garden, through violence and lust and contagion, to the Greek tragedy that is the foundation on which our American tragedy is built. ‘Every time I descend the stairs,’ Schiff writes, ‘I trespass what I already own.’”
Eula Biss, author of On Immunity: An Inoculation

“Few collections this year are likely to match the subtle intelligence in this third outing from Schiff, whose syllabic stanzas, intricate syntax, and polymathic repertoire owes more than a bit to Marianne Moore. . .her sharpest lines yet.” ‘
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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