Title: Detailed Still. Author: Karen Neuberg. Cover design: Alan Neuberg. Publisher: Poets Wear Prada. ISBN-13: 978-0-9817678-6-4. Paperback: 28 pages. List Price: $10.00 Binding: Perfect Bound. Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5" x .06".
by Karen Neuberg
soft cover/perfect bound/28 pp.
—DEAN KOSTOS, Author of The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and
Last Supper of the Senses
Karen Neuberg’s marvelous accomplishment in DETAILED STILL is that each poem is like a tiny mirrored room that reflects and refracts experience, evoking all the complications of memory and desire. Her gift is to find the connection between feeling and thought; each poem takes place in a synapse between brain and body, curiously both abstract and concrete simultaneously. Time is this poet’s subject, and how desire is quickened or lost over time, and how we understand that only through memory. What a welcome debut this is for our American poetry.
Photo Credit: Alan Neuberg
Karen Neuberg’s poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies including Barrow Street, 42Opus, Boxcar Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Louisville Review, Stirring, and Riverine, An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press). A Pushcart and Best of the Net Nominee, she holds an MFA from the New School and is an associate editor for Inertia Magazine. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY and West Hurley, NY.
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