Folk Music in the United States

Folk Music in the United States

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Book - 1976
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Wayne State
Folding a River, a collection of elegies, shows a pleasing range of free-verse forms that develop themes sustained throughout: loss, exile, myth, landscape. Kawita Kandpal’s poems are explorations of East–West cultures, taking her into an emo-mythic place not to be found on any map. Kandpal’s mood in Folding a River is melancholy, articulated with intelligence and grace, and her phrasing can rise to the level of proverb: “This time next year you will have evolved into an idea.” In its personal evocations of geographical and linguistic exile from the subcontinent, centered on a lost father, her work recalls that of Li-Young Lee, yet with a feminine perspective often haunting in its own right: “tenderly / taking back the mistakes of men.”
A graceful, deeply meditative debut from Kawita Kandpal.

Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1976
Edition: 3d ed.
ISBN: 9780814315576
0814315577
0814315569
Characteristics: 187 p. : music ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Myers, Helen 1946-

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