Atlas: Poems (2020)

Atlas: Poems Katrina Vandenberg Atlas Poems Blank verse poems about history culture and language Like a literal road atlas the poems carry lines and themes from one to the next Like Atlas holding up the world they hold patterns of all kinds
  • Title: Atlas: Poems
  • Author: Katrina Vandenberg
  • ISBN: 9781571314192
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
Atlas: Poems Katrina Vandenberg Blank verse poems about history, culture, and language Like a literal road atlas, the poems carry lines and themes from one to the next Like Atlas holding up the world, they hold patterns of all kinds aloft with an attention that transforms The poems also are an atlas of the known world, capturing the way events repeat across time and place, as in one poem that links thBlank verse poems about history, culture, and language Like a literal road atlas, the poems carry lines and themes from one to the next Like Atlas holding up the world, they hold patterns of all kinds aloft with an attention that transforms The poems also are an atlas of the known world, capturing the way events repeat across time and place, as in one poem that links the image of her sister, pausing in her work as housekeeper, with the contours of a maid in a Vermeer painting and a woman just made over on that day s episode of Oprah Vandenberg s poems use family artifacts, memory, and imagination to plot the intersections of love, death, history, art, and desire In the first section, Trade Routes, about connections, each poem moves back one generation to investigate the ways events reverberate across time The second section, The Red Fields of Lisse A Love Story , focuses on a former partner, a hemophiliac with AIDS, and tulips The third section, Catalog of Want, contains poems about desire in various guises The last section, A Place Ten Years Away, reexamines the themes of the first three sections.
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  1. Ross Holmes

    It doesn t seem right to rate this book in a few months, I ll be studying under Vandenberg, so it feels like giving this book a star rating is somehow presumptuous or arrogant Her opinion on my writing carries weight than my opinion on hers Nonetheless, this collection is touching and fantastic, and I m even excited to start my MFA studies now.

  2. Brian Wasserman

    another author who thinks their boring life is worth reading about, so many poets are confessionists why confess when the confessions are too terribly boring this isnt poetry this is bland prose

  3. Educating Drew

    It is no shocking news that I am not a big fan of poetry but this is my year where I am making an effort to step away from my inner child groans and take the plunge.So, after much hype about Atlas, I picked it up months ago and have been reading it ever since I ll take a bulleted format for this because my thoughts aren t quite coherent to put together a full fledged review Me thinks that reviewing poetry is quite different than reviewing the book It took me three months to read Atlas, which is [...]

  4. George Robbins

    This small book of poetry has been on my wish list for a while, and I always look for it when I m in an independent book store I finally caved and bought it on along with my pre order of John Green s The Fault in Our Stars I first heard of this book through John s videos youtube vlogbrothers , and he has mentioned it several times Although I really enjoy reading poetry, I tend to stick with the classics, so recently I ve been trying to find some quality contemporary poetry I figured if it s good [...]

  5. Sara

    The most visceral, affecting part of this collection was the title of a short poem FINDING A BOOK I FORGOT HE OWNED AT THE USED BOOKSTORE YEARS AFTER HIS DEATHI also lingered on the book s closing poem, becoming nostalgic for someone else s past RECORDLate night July, Minnesota,John asleep on the glassed in porch,Bob Dylan quiet on a cassetteyou made from an albumI got rid of soon afteryou died Years later,I regret giving upyour two boxes of vinyl,which I loved Surelythey were too awkward,too ea [...]

  6. Drac329

    I ve always had a hard time finding female poets I connect with It s petty, I know, but women tend to gravitate towards poems about, well womanly things Which is fine But it s done to such a great degree that I find I m reading an entire book about the tragedy of having breasts, or the oppression by men Drives me nuts since I don t have an oppressive bone in my body and I feel like I m being attacked for something I ve never done Katrina was very lyrical and concise The downside, I found my self [...]

  7. Jason

    What I can gather from this book of poetry is that Katrina Vandenberg lost a lover when he was young, spent some time in Europe, enjoys tulips, and ultimately married a man named John There are plenty of poems about these subjects.I did enjoy some of these poems Jack O Lantern, Pesto in August , but this collection did not live up to my expectations.

  8. Tess

    Surprisingly, I really liked this book even though I do not like poetry as a rule, this book of poems was interesting and focused on all sorts of topics The poems were mostly short and easy to read but tons of fun to pick apart and try to figure out Great book

  9. Natalie

    A lovely little book for some muses There were poems I could and will read over and over again It s like a spa day for your mind, read it when you want to give your head a break from life They are weaved together in a seamless order, so once you ve started its hard to stop.

  10. Kasey Jueds

    I loved the femaleness of this book, especially the first section with its poems about mothers, daughters, grandmothers Deceptively plain spoken but moving, thoughtful, full of depth.

  11. Molly

    There are some lovely poems of mourning here, of the body and illness, but I especially loved the cheeky poem about her husband s dessert being flirted with at a cafe.

  12. Jenny

    This is quite possibly the best collection of poems I ve ever read Compelling from start to finish, beautifully written.

  13. Virg

    Some of these poems feel overwritten, but there s an attention to interesting, less sought after things that I like.

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