Worth

by Robyn Schiff

Worth Synopsis

Robyn Schiff's poems enquire about making, buying, selling and stealing in the material world, the natural landscape and the human soul. Schiff moves from Cartier and Tiffany to the Shedd Aquarium, from Marie Antoinette to the Civil War and from Mary Pickford to Marilyn Monroe.

Worth Press Reviews

Robyn Schiff's Worth restores originality to its proper and meaningful function: this is a book of new beginnings, of self-creations and re-creations. These poems offer pleasure and disturbance in equal measure and at all times; they are as dazzlingly constructed as a Chanel gown and as breathless as a hovering finch, both of which are among the elements of Schiff's densely populated imagination. This work manages to strike me as unlike anything I've seen before, while feeling perfectly inevitable. Worth is a marvel.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780877458203
Publication date: 30th September 2002
Author: Robyn Schiff
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 88 pages
Categories: Literary studies: poetry & poets, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Poetry,

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