By Amy Clampitt,Mary Jo Salter
Clampitt was once an impassioned observer of the wildlife, the delights of which colour lots of those poems: writing of the fog, she defined “a stuff so unmarried / it could virtually be lifted, / folded over, crawled beneath / or slid among, as nakedness- / caressingsheets.” Such was once the feel of her language, too. She used to be a traveller, reporting again from England and Greece, from California and Maine, and from her local Midwest. An Iowa transplant to big apple, the descendant of pioneers, she wrote of prairies and subways; of the hobbies of wildflowers, humans, and concepts; and of the common smooth adventure of uprootedness.
Here is a treasure of Amy Clampitt’s verse, in the event you are examining her for the 1st time, in addition to in case you have lengthy in demand her.
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Selected Poems (Borzoi Poetry) by Amy Clampitt,Mary Jo Salter