I saw a dead cat on the side of the road and it reminded me of my intention to write about Jennifer Moxley's new book, Clampdown. Actually first it reminded me of the book itself, and then it reminded me of my intention. So I'll do that later.

Originally Published: July 29th, 2009

Born and raised in New York City, Rebecca Wolff earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She authored Manderley (2001), selected for the 2001 National Poetry Series; Figment (2004), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The King (2009); and One Morning— (2015). Her work has appeared in BOMB...

  1. July 29, 2009
     Joel Brouwer

    Weird! I just got Clampdown in the mail today! But haven't clamped down on it yet and probably won't for a while: I buy poetry books much faster than I can read them . . .

  2. July 31, 2009
     Annie Finch

    Very interesting book--I quoted a villanelle from it in my Chillin' with the Villies thread, one that could probably have been written by William Empson. I know Steve Burt has compared Jennifer to Shelley; this book seems to be clamping forward into a diff. century, more classical than romantic.

  3. July 31, 2009
     Rebecca Wolff

    Annie, are you saying your thread-style could be compared to that of William Empson's? Heavens!\r

    Anyway, I promise I'm going to get on this soon, as soon as I remark on something completely unrelated back over on the main-page.

  4. August 2, 2009
     Annie Finch

    Uh....no..."a villanelle" was the referent for "one". . .