The Watchers

By: Tucker, Memye Curtis

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In the world of Memye Curtis Tucker's poetry, the observed are on display, on trial, on guard, or disappearing, and often changed by the eyes upon them; the gazers are benevolent, threatening, judgmental, separate, invisible.

There is in the poems a surface accessibility; mysteries in this book are not puzzles or ellipses, but moving revelations of paradox and unending possibilities. And while many are meditative there is always the tug of the narrative impulse.

Northrop Frye has remarked upon the centrality of the epigram in Tucker's writing. But beyond the epigrammatic quality and the elegiac stance of much of her work, whether her subject matter is a turkey caller or a town covered over by an airport runway, is the hope of holding on, even if provisionally, to what disappears by watching as it is transformed through memory and art into "a fugue, a twisting leap, pigment the color of flame".

Title: The Watchers

Author Name: Tucker, Memye Curtis

Categories: General,

Publisher: Ohio University Press:

ISBN Number: 0821412531

ISBN Number 13: 9780821412534


Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: Z0821412531Z3

Description: 0821412531 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good