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Wait By Alison Stine,

  • Title: Wait
  • Author: Alison Stine
  • ISBN: 9780299283148
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a small town under a spell, a child bride prays for the sheriff s gun Iron under a bed stops a nightmare The carousel artist can carve only birds Part fairy tale and part gothic ballad, Wait spans a single year the year before a young woman s marriage Someone is always watching from the warehouse, from the woods And on the outskirts of town, someone new is waitingIn a small town under a spell, a child bride prays for the sheriff s gun Iron under a bed stops a nightmare The carousel artist can carve only birds Part fairy tale and part gothic ballad, Wait spans a single year the year before a young woman s marriage Someone is always watching from the warehouse, from the woods And on the outskirts of town, someone new is waiting.
    Wait In a small town under a spell a child bride prays for the sheriff s gun Iron under a bed stops a nightmare The carousel artist can carve only birds Part fairy tale and part gothic ballad Wait spans

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    1. Wait is all about love and lust, regrets and longing, sex and joy, too While there is not a clear narrative arc for the book, there is a consistent speaker revealing the age old journey from innocence to experience Formally, I find the book interesting because Stine moves easily between the single stanza, left aligned block of text and the airy, multi stanza, multi indented lines of text Being drawn to the latter in my own work, I read the former with extra attention to see how Stine made them [...]

    2. Stine, in an interview in Hayden s Ferry Review, says How can a woman be herself, hold onto herself, and give of herself as well haydensferryreview She gives us Wait, with its poems about love, marriage, and hell, basically as an answer These poems continue the Midwestern and gothic influences found in her first collection, Ohio Violence, but Wait stands on its own, and in many respects is quite different.Stine alternates between 2 forms, that of a single stanza poem, and poems where single line [...]

    3. Stine has been called a Midwestern Gothic poet, and after reading Wait, it s easy to see why Stine intermingles bleak elements and dark elements of small town, rural life with the creepy for lack of a better word elements of nature There are stark poems of sexuality, such as a girl in The Bicycle who practices kissing on the ash with its patch bare of bark like a belly or the speaker in Gossip who proclaims, Oh, it was good I was good You re so good he said A purple miniskirt and a black satin [...]

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