Red Rover

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  • Title: Red Rover
  • Author: Susan Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780226774541
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Red Rover
    Red Rover is both the name of a children s game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game The red rover is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate In her most innovative work to date, award winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces fallRed Rover is both the name of a children s game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game The red rover is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate In her most innovative work to date, award winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces falling and rising, coming and going, circling and centering revealed in such games and traces them out to many other cycles Ranging among traditional, open, and newly invented forms, and including a series of free translations of medieval dream visions and love poems, Red Rover begins as a historical meditation on our fall and grows into a song of praise for the green and turning world.
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  • Susan Stewart

    Susan Stewart born 1952 is an American poet, university professor and literary critic.Professor Stewart holds degrees from Dickinson College B.A in English and Anthropology , the Johns Hopkins University M.F.A in Poetics and the University of Pennsylvania Ph.D in Folklore She teaches the history of poetry, aesthetics, and the philosophy of literature, most recently at Princeton University.Her poems have appeared in many journals including The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, Tri Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Harper s, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Beloit Poetry Journal.In the late 2000s she collaborated with composer James Primosch on a song cycle commissioned by the Chicago Symphony that premiered in the fall of 2009 She has served on the judging panel of the Wallace Stevens Award on six occasions.In 2005 Professor Stewart was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.About her work, the poet and critic Allen Grossman has written, Stewart has built a poetic syntax capable of conveying an utterly singular account of consciousness, by the light of which it is possible to see the structure of the human world with a new clarity and an unforeseen precision, possible only in her presence and by means of her art from

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  • I m bewitched These poems swoop, soar, propel you into the cosmos, and pull you underground The language is accessible, but meaning often alludes me That usually annoys me in poetry, but Stewart, from the very first poem, brought me under her spell Her use of language is musical, mystical, enchanting She gives us visions, dreams, childhood games, and familiar stories e.g Adam and Eve Some poems are less ethereal, easier to grasp Yet, when I m most lost, I m still absorbing some ineffable meaning [...]




  • I enjoyed Stewart s previous two collections, but this one left me cold There were some individual poems that I enjoyed, but her attempt to interconnect the poems through echo and image didn t work for me this time On one level the interconnecting of the poems it is very comlex and probably brilliant, but that s the mechanical end of it, since at its heart the intent was to say something profound On that front, I just felt as a whole that the collection was tedious and pretentious Lots of shadow [...]


  • Stewart s imagery reminds me of many classic prayers and also anthems, but there is also a tremendous amount of play with image and word as one might expect from a book of poetry titled after a game Fable, myth, and ancient romance fly through the texts, and there are many poems that would be fruitful for small group discussions and worship, dream projects and spiritual classes.


  • Prepare for the 2010 Poets Forum in New York City October 28 30 by reading Stewart s newest book of poetry, and check out the Poets Forum 2010 bookshelf for the latest collections by each of the poets participating in the Poets Forum Happy reading


  • This was alright I certainly liked it better than the last book of poetry that I read, Falling Higher Still, not that many poems individually caught my eye.I would try another book of hers if I came across it.


  • I love Susan Stewart, but this collection didn t grab me until I reached the sonnet sequence In the Western World, which I thought was terrific.


  • Did not particularly enjoy the first reading We ll see if it improves on reflection I bumped it up to a three, though I was not impressed with the entire body of work.



  • I m going to have to read this again, sometime in the future, before I can go about the process of giving it the bogus and arbitrary star rating.


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