Seasonal Fires: New and Selected Poems Ingrid de Kok

ISBN: 9781415200186

Published: January 1st 2006

Paperback

160 pages


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Seasonal Fires: New and Selected Poems  by  Ingrid de Kok

Seasonal Fires: New and Selected Poems by Ingrid de Kok
January 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9781415200186 | 3.26 Mb

Ingrid de Koks poetry leaves me defenseless. I cannot respond to it as a friend, or reviewer, or journalist, or academic. It goes straight to my poetry heart. And I respond like a fool.-Antjie KrogRead these poems to yourself late at night, inMoreIngrid de Koks poetry leaves me defenseless.

I cannot respond to it as a friend, or reviewer, or journalist, or academic. It goes straight to my poetry heart. And I respond like a fool.-Antjie KrogRead these poems to yourself late at night, in the early morning before anyone else is awake, as you wait for a friend or the train. Read the words aloud and allow each to liger on your tongue: histogram, grace, grenade.

Read them and register what the best poetry does without pretense or apology: it gives us back our lives.-Susan Rich, Cape TimesIngrid de Koks first book to be published in the United States is also the first volume to demonstrate the variety and continuity of de Koks work over the last 25 years.

In South Africa and internationally, readers have recognized and responded to de Koks deeply developed sense of compassion. South Africas most lucid and composed voice in contemporary poetry, she shares her ability to interweave the intensely personal world with the politically panoramic. Ingrid de Kok is one of few poets to successfully broach the burden of tragedy revealed by the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission hearings and the ceaseless ravaging of the AIDS pandemic.

In doing so, she capture s in the most delicate and individual terms devastating phenomena. (Antije Krog)In reading Mending one understands what it means to read truly fine poetry.Ingrid de Kok has published three collections of poetry, Familiar Ground, Transfer and Terrestrial Things to wide acclaim.



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