Carol Snow


Placed is a poetic sequence that juxtaposes words, phrases, quotes, and lyric excerpts in the manner of stones in a Japanese dry-landscape Zen garden—karesansui. “Subtexts” identify sources of quotations, ranging from Basho to the Marx Brothers. Time is stilled here, each one or two line poem, for rather than about insight, is both brief and durable, inviting the reader to explore and reconsider a complex of associations.

Carol Snow is the author of Artist and Model (selected by Robert Hass for the National Poetry Series and winner of the Poetry Center Book Award), For, and The Seventy Prepositions (both published by the University of California Press). She has received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in Literature, a Poetry Fund grant, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Isola di Rifiuti on Placed

Placed: Karesansui Poems
Carol Snow
$15.95; 96 pages
ISBN 978-1933996-09-7