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Take three: 3.
Barber, Jennifer. Vendaval.
Publication Information:
Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
135 pages ; 23 cm.
Vendaval / Jennifer Barber -- Swerve / Mark Bibbins -- The Scratch-scratch diaries / Maggie Nelson.
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PS584 .T35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



Selected by Askold Melnyczuk and the poetry panel of AGNI magazine, Take three: 3 is the third in an important annual series designed to launch the work of new poets.

Author Notes

Jennifer Barber is the founding editor of the literary magazine Salamander and lives in the Boston area.

Mark Bibbins is assistant to the editor of The Best American Poetry series and lives in New York City.

Maggie Nelson 's poems have also appeared in a collection with another poet entitled Not Sisters . She lives in New York City.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

This is the third poetry collection chosen by the editorial board of AGNI, a magazine "known for commitment not only to work of consistently high quality but to thematic subjects of crucial and lasting significance," as Joyce Carol Oates has observed. This year's book features Jennifer Barber's "Vendeval," Mark Bibbins's "Swerve," and Maggie Nelson's "The Scratch-Scratch Diaries." Each writer offers more than 20 poems, which not only makes for a well-rounded volume but provides enough work to let readers acquaint themselves with style and content. Certain themes recur throughout: direct language, a present-day air, and bizarre imagery reported with a straight face. The marriage of these three poets strenghtens the editorial voice of AGNI. Recommended for all poetry collections.‘Ann K. van Buren, New York Univ., Sch. of Continuing Education, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.