Kinds of Snow : Poems Paperback
by Su Smallen
Nature provides the lexicon of Kinds of Snow. The poems in Kinds of Snownegotiate many kinds of loss, metaphorically represented as kinds ofsnow.
Classifications ofsnow, such as prisms, cups, columns, dendrites, and scrolls, mark places among the poems as when, in a weaving, the warp becomes visible.
The title poemframes presence, meaning, memory, and erasure.
Several of the poems are contained in panels like Rauschenberg'sWhite Paintings.
As the poem "Glacier" reflects, the arc of the book is lyrical rather than narrative, "from point A to point A, no point at all." The poem "The Last of" placed second for the Joy Harjo Poetry Award judged by Dorianne Laux.
Three of the poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize; ten have been anthologized.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Green Writers Press
- Publication Date: 28/10/2016
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780997452815