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    Mary Jo Salter (Author)

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Mary Jo Salter s sparkling new collection, Open Shutters, leads us into a world where things are often not what they seem. In the first poem, Trompe l Oeil, the shadow-casting shutters on Genoese houses are made of paint only, an open lie. And yet Who needs to be correct / more often than once a day? / Who needs real shadow more than play?
Open Shutters also calls to mind the lens of a camera in the villanelle School Pictures or in the stirring sequence In the Guesthouse, which, inspired by photographs of a family across three generations, offers at once a social history of America and a love story.
Darkness and light interact throughout the book in poems about September 11: about a dog named Shadow: about a blind centenarian who still pretends to read the paper: about a woman shaken by the death of her therapist. A section of light verse highlights the wit and grace that have long distinguished Salter s most serious work.
Fittingly, the volume fools the eye once more by closing with An Open Book, in which a Muslim family praying at a funeral seek consolation in the pages formed by their upturned palms.

Open Shutters
is the achievement of a remarkable poet, whose concerns and stylistic range continue to grow, encompassing ever larger themes, becoming ever more open.

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Book details

  • PDF | 96 pages
  • Mary Jo Salter (Author)
  • Knopf Publishing Group: Reprint edition (25 Jan. 2005)
  • English
  • 2
  • Poetry, Drama Criticism

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