"Samyn’s work over her last three books—all published with New Issues in their distinct duo-tone, palimpsestic, muted-matte design that makes their books such a pleasure to look at and hold—might seem, after a cursory reading, consistent to a fault. Certain standard moves and themes persist: reflexivity, strained devotion, materiality of both language and body, colloquialisms and asides, formal attention to white space, a certain reticence, occasional nods to Nancy Drew. But this apparent consistency—to my eye and ear rewarding enough in itself—grounds a subtler range of shifting intensities that emerge in each collection"
Saturday, April 3, 2010
AGNI reviews Beauty Breaks In
Check out the new review of Mary Ann Saymn's work on AGNI Online: "Shard. Shard. Shard.: Mary Ann Samyn and the Fractured Meditative Lyric," by Anton Vander Zee