In a landscape of having to repeat

Martha Ronk

In a landscape of having to repeat

Martha Ronk

Distributed for Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

112 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $14.95 ISBN: 9781890650179 Published June 2004
With each poetry collection, Martha Ronk has further refined her unique use of the sentence, its textures and tangents, to extend the ways that a meditative lyric might address the most intimate and subtle experiences of living. Yet Ronk’s diction remains as direct and urbane as it is mulitvalenced in its range from serious to wry to confidential to questioning. In these poems, we find Ronk’s most stealthy syntactic turns, returns, and juxtapositions, which expose to us the rhetorics we unconsciously use to frame our perceptions of the daily. In a landscape of having to repeat, Ronk offers a language of attention that is composite, disruptive, and vibrantly immediate.
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