Ignatz

by Youn, Monica.

Format: Print Book ©2010.
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3625.O76 I38 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3625.O76 I38 2010
 
 
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "George Herriman drew the comic strip Krazy Kat, which was published across America, between 1913 and 1944. It followed the antics of the titular cat, who is madly in love with Ignatz Mouse, who would rather attack Krazy with a brick than return the feeling. The strip serves as the inspiration and jumping off point for this second book by Youn (Barter), though intimate familiarity with the strip is hardly necessary to enjoy these poems. Unrequited desire is the theme. "Oh Ignatz won't you play me/ like a filigree flute?" asks one of four poems titled "Untitled (Krazy's Song)." Ignatz becomes an open-ended figure for the inaccessible beloved, a kind of muse that's always out of reach. In wiry verse, prose poems, sharp, jagged stanzas, and even lines that mimic the movement of a tetherball, Youn traces the many incarnations of desire: "the way water is always rushing between a ferry// and its dock in that ever-present gap." In the stunning "X as a Function of the Distance from Ignatz," desire is measured in feet: "(he is forty feet/ away) the stiff wind/ palpably stripping// his scent from her hair." Not only has Youn created a thrilling book of poems but also opened new avenues for ekphrastic poetry. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ignatz Mouse (Fictious character) -- Poetry.
Publisher New York : Lebanon, NH :Four Way Books ;©2010.
Distributed by University Press of New England,
Language English
Notes "A Stahlecker series selection."--P. 4 of Cover.
Description 69 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781935536017 (pbk. : alk. paper)
193553601X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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