Leviathan with a Hook Poems

Johnson, Kimberly

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Persea Books
Date Published: 2002
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
ISBN: 0892552824
Book Id: 32241


SIGNED by author on the title page. 69pp. [21.5cm] Royal blue paper covered boards with gold stamped titles on the spine. Cream colored dustjacket with intricate illustrations on the front. New.


From the publisher:Kimberly Johnson's dazzling first collection is rooted in the land and language she inherits, then claims for her own. Informed throughout by Milton's Paradise Lost, Johnson's poems burst with the flora and fauna of a magnificently imagined landscape, and gain their power from the incomparable language she uses to describe it. This language is itself an organism in her writing, grown from its own seed, its "vowels blooming like necessary globes/with sharp, consonantal edges." Her voice is wholly new and unique; Leviathan with a Hook heralds the arrival of one of the new standard-bearers of American verse.

By This Author: Johnson, Kimberly
By This Publisher: Persea Books