Thinking the World Visible

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Valerie Wohlfeld; Foreword by James Dickey

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The winning volume in the 1993 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Thinking the World Visible, by Valerie Wohlfeld. As James Dickey, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, has said, "Valerie Wohlfeld's words give the sense of a poet whose mind has been suddenly freed and is active in a new way. My impression of her is as a spirit-woman, a female shaman or Eve who takes power over the natural world by naming it, using the same words that have always served but with her own truly imaginative angle of vision."

 

Valerie Wohlfeld, born in Sacramento, California, in 1956, spent portions of her childhood in American Samoa and Ecuador. She was educated at American University and Sarah Lawrence College and received an M.F.A. from Vermont College in 1983. Wohlfeld's poems have appeared in a number of periodicals, including The New Yorker, Poetry, Pequod, Agni Review, and Western Humanities Review.

"The Yale Series of Younger Poets remains the most prestigious [of poetry contests]."—Library Journal

"Wohlfeld's gifts are considerable; she will not be for long 'a fruit/indiscernible to itself'."—Publishers Weekly 

"Her book, winner of the 1994 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, shows why the judge, James Dickey, calls its author 'a female shaman of Eve who takes power over the natural world by naming it,' for Wohlfeld is an adept at defining such natural things as rain, spring, and the sea."—Elizabeth Gunderson, Booklist
 

"Wohlfeld has ambitious vision and a striking verbal facility to match."—Library Journal

"Wohlfeld makes the singed edges of disjunture visible, changing postmodern poetry to prayer."—Judith Hall, The Antioch Review
 

"Valerie Wohlfeld's words give the sense of a poet whose mind has been suddenly freed and is active in a new way. My impression of her is as a spirit-woman, a female shaman or Eve who takes power over the natural world by naming it, using the same words that have always served but with her own truly imaginative angle of vision."—James Dickey
ISBN: 9780300060201
Publication Date: July 27, 1994
72 pages, 5 3/4 x 9 1/4
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