New and Selected Poems 1961-1996
192 pages perfectbound
In its uncompromising savagery, its passionate rejection of sentimentality, Rochelle Owens’ lyric voice is unique among
contemporary poets. An astonishing body of work.
- Marjorie Perloff
For more than 35 years Rochelle Owens has been at the center of America’s avant-garde. Well-known for her plays, which have won five Obies, she is a poet first and foremost. ...It is perhaps the unidentified and unrecognized voices...that have the most say. From the perspective of invisibility and anonymity Owens exposes the real world, the natural and the unnatural. There’s never a dull moment. Important for any large or modern poetry collection.
- Library Journal
Think of it as a seance; think of it as a baptism in a molten vortex of words.
- American Book Review