Field of Wanting By Wanda Phipps
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Wanda Phipps's poetry is so unexpected, it often startles me. In Field of Wanting, she uses devices I've seen before, but never this way. Her voice is as unique as her approach to the poems. And, as always, her honesty is refreshing and uniquely personal. It is, simply, poetry you will find nowhere else. Give it a chance and it will seduce you with its clarity and originality. More a voice singing in the rain than crying in the wilderness, even if the rain is sometimes blood red.
– Michael Lally, author of March 18, 2003: A Poem for Peace
Field of Wanting is a charged, radically honest book of poems by a writer/performer who intervenes on many fields of desire with zest and panache. She tells it like it is, with wit and a touch of irony.
–Anne Waldman, author of Fast Speaking Woman and Outrider: Essays, Poems, Interviews
Praise for Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems
Wanda Phipps's poems restored the world briefly into the unbearable longing and clarity of youth, and this old grump wept. Very tonic, very lovely, poetry, definitely.
– Andrei Codrescu, author of it was today: new poems
Reading this book is like getting a wake-up call from the beyond.
– Lewis Warsh, author of The Origin of the World
A truly beautiful and inspiring work.
– Gillian McCain, co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Her poems keep us awake, supplying us with love, heartaches, the changing seasons, and the sights and sounds that evoke, surround and encapsulate our world(s).
– Steve Dalachinsky, Boog City
The refreshing feel about this collection comes from Phipps, fresh out of sleep, suddenly conscious, writing suddenly and honestly. There is no hesitation. This is a woman going forward into day through her art.
– Jennifer Leblanc, Small Spiral Notebook
Wanda Phipps is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn, NY, the author of Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems (Soft Skull Press), Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets (Situations), Lunch Poems (Boog Literature), the Faux Press issued e-chapbook After the Mishap and CD-Rom Zither Mood. Her poetry has been published over 100 times in a variety of publications, including the anthologies Verses that Hurt: Pleasure and Pain From the Poemfone Poets (St. Martin's Press) and The Boog Reader (Boog Lit). She has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Meet the Composer/International Creative Collaborations Program, Agni Journal, the National Theater Translation Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts. As a founding member of Yara Arts Group she has collaborated on numerous theatrical productions presented in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Siberia, as well as in New York City at La MaMa, E.T.C. She's also curated several reading and performance series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church as well as other NYC venues and written about the arts for Time Out New York, Paper Magazine, and About.com. For more info. check out her website: www.mindhoney.com.
· Paperback: 142 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] (2008)
· ISBN: 978-1-934289-60-0