Naomi Replansky's Collected Poemsis
now available from Black
Sparrow Books (an imprint of David R. Godine Publisher; ISBN
978-1-57423-215-8) or through your local bookseller.
"Nominated for the National Book Award in 1952, Naomi
Replansky's first book Ring Song dazzled critics with its candor
and freshness of language. Here at long last is the new and collected
work of a lifetime by a writer hailed as "one of the most brilliant
American poets" by George Oppen. Replansky is a poet whose verse
combines the compression of Emily Dickinson, the passion of Anna
Akhmatova, and the music of W.H. Auden. These poems, which Marie Ponsot
calls "sixty years of a free woman's song," are Replansky's hymns to
the struggle for justice and equality and to the enduring beauty of
life in our dangerous world."