A wonderful mix of philosophical conversation, erotic questions and astrophysical speculation—defiantly brilliant speculations.
Publishers Weekly

An essential edition of a major avant-garde poet.

Gap Gardening: Selected Poems

Poetry by Rosmarie Waldrop

Rosmarie Waldrop says Gap Gardening “spans forty years of exploring the language I breathe and move in and that continues to condition me even while I try to contribute to it. It tracks my turn from verse to prose poems, to focusing on the sentence and its boundaries, my increasing reliance on collage and source texts as a way of engaging with other voices, of being in dialogue.”

Gap Gardening also traces Waldrop’s growing sense of writing as an exploration of what happens in between. Between words, sentences, people, cultures. Between fragment and flow, thinking and feeling, mind and body. For the first time, we have a complete and clear view of the work of a great and inquiring, brave and indispensable poet.

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Paperback (published April 19, 2016)

ISBN
9780811225144
Price US
18.95
Price CN
24.95
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
256

Rosmarie Waldrop

Contemporary American poet

A wonderful mix of philosophical conversation, erotic questions and astrophysical speculation—defiantly brilliant speculations.
Publishers Weekly
A page of Waldrop will focus the reader on the intricate (or simple) ways words connect or fail to connect, depend on or defy punctuation, suggest or deny meaning.
The American Book Review
Nearly fifty years of lyric riffs, meditations, and collages…seek to simultaneously define, deconstruct, and, finally, re-construct a mind in motion.
Music & Literature
[Waldrop] maintains a distinctly American voice—quick-witted, conversational, and visually concrete: a poetry that pleases no less than it puzzles.
Voice Literary Supplement
One of the leading voices in contemporary American poetry.
Boston Review
Waldrop compels us to seek out new superlatives.
—Ben Lerner