Political outrage rustles the high grasses of these ingenious, boisterous poems, alternately set in the lush ecologies of the Florida panhandle and the Aegean coast.
Throughout Stroke, Wade displays a fascination for language as a living and growing thing with an unprecedented capacity for mischief and coercion. This collection represents an increasingly rare accomplishment: a poetry that is at once high-spirited and deadly serious.
“Sidney Wade's imagination is as powerful as any American poet's since Wallace Stevens.”
—Jordan Davis, Slate
“[In] this luminous little book. . .Wade offers elegant, backlit poems that float like bubbles but are more substantial.”
—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal
Sidney Wade is the author of seven books, including Straits & Narrows. Her poems and translations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a Professor of English at the University of Florida, and lives in Gainesville.
Paperback / $14.00 (Can $14.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-337-2 / 74 pages / Poetry