Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Find: Atlas: Poems by Katrina Vandenberg

Atlas: Poems by Katrina Vandenberg

Product Description

This debut collection of poetry by Katrina Vandenberg draws on different meanings of the title, carrying lines of thought from one poem to the next and capturing the reverberations of events across time and place. One poem links an image of the poet's sister — paused in housekeeping work — to a maid in a Vermeer painting and a woman being "made over" on Oprah. Another compares an late lover's HIV to a 17th-century tulip epidemic. Quiet yet forthright, intimate yet generous, Vandenberg's poems map the intersections of history, art, love, death, and desire.


Veens said...

Sounds like a good poetry book!

Steph said...

I rarely read poetry, but this sounds fascinating!