Carol Snow
Em Press Poetry Pamphlet Series
Em Press
Mill Valley, CA
[16] p., 4.5 x 6.5
Signed & numbered edition of 150

Forming a complex music with our simplest words, Carol Snow reflects on the struggle toward—and the limits of—representation itself. The gaze and the world; the world and the body; the world embodied.
—Michael Palmer

Carol Snow peers into water off the end of a dock and notes something there. Something / white there under the water. // Tugged on its moorings. And on hers -- tethered by perception, memory, and reflection, incidents (of tidepooling, feeding an animal at the petting zoo, a drawing of a bowl and beetle reproduced on a postcard from the Met, the impossible Law of Refraction, watching magicians on 50's television) are linked as in pre-reading workbooks she'd connected images with an oversized pencil and all your body-mind -- even the tongue - attending,/ drawing around each an awkward loop like a bad lasso (the hand was young.) // then making the tether. Snow loops an ample bowl.

Carol Snow’s first book, Artist and Model, was selected by Robert Hass for the National Poetry Series and won the Poetry Center Book Award. For (cover photo by Dale Going) inaugurated the University of California Press’ poetry series, followed by The Seventy Prepositions , also from University of California Press. Her latest book, PLACED: Karesansui Poems, is from Counterpath Press. She has received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, a Poetry Fund grant, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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