Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in
Pub Date: 08/01/2008
List Price: $20.95
The Hive, Susan Stewart’s second collection of poetry, brings together new work into three sections that telescope out from private speech to the public and more deeply historical language of the witness. Recurring poems explore the possibilities of language as ceremony while others are rewritings of romanticism and its places.
Of Susan Stewart’s first collection, Yellow Stars and Ice, James Cory wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer that it is “a reading experience to exult in,” and Library Journal stated that “there is magic as well as finesse in this beautiful collection.”
Stewart's vision consistently reveals the rigors and pleasures to be found in the dialogue between the senses and a continually surprising but not incomprehensible world, inviting the reader into immediate participation.
What might have been tension between interior and exterior, spirit and the material worlds, public and private viewpoints become magically interwoven in Susan Stewart's new collection of poems entitled The Hive.
—Virginia Quarterly Review