Local poet Connie Wanek in New York Times book review

Local poet Connie Wanek’s most recent collection, On Speaking Terms is reviewed in today’s “Poetry Chronicle,” in the New York Times book review.

The end of the review says, “Nobody will call Wanek overly difficult. The most attentive readers will call her wise.”

Here’s to local wisdom without pretensions saying poetry needs to be difficult to be meaningful. I look forward to reading the new collection — you should too!

1 Comment


about 14 years ago

Thank you bloggods for fixing the link. I also meant to highlight that the review suggests many of Wanek's best poems revolve around ways that our local landscape/community shapes her poetic consciousness:

from the review:
"some of her best poems reflect her adopted city's chills, its snows, its wilderness of waters: "Surely the planet will mend behind us," she thinks, "as water heals behind the canoe."

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