fine by Stefanie Marlis

Issue #82
Fall 2000

   Jane Hirshfield recommends
fine, poems by Stefanie Marlis: ”
fine consists for the most part of brief ‘definitions’-poems that slip from actual definition into etymology into image, association, story, pondering. These elliptical prose poems liberate the relationship between the poet’s life and imagination in surprising, precise ways, like tiny explosive charges set down in language’s wide field.” (Apogee)