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New York. 1987. Knopf. 1st Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. 115 pages. March 1987. paperback. Cover: Chip Kidd. ISBN: 039475090x. inventory # 31983. FROM THE PUBLISHER-ARCHAIC FIGURE, which followed WHAT THE LIGHT WAS LIKE in 1987, continues in the vein of Clampitt's ‘idiosyncratic style, ' as William Logan called it in the Chicago Tribune. But he added that in this volume ‘style occasionally lapses into mannerism: the long, sometimes wearying sentences; the sharp enjambments that seem a nervous mania; the vocabulary whirled through a Waring Blender. ' New York Times Book Review contributor Mark Rudman maintained, however, that the collection ‘gets better as it goes along— as it becomes less archaic, less mythy, less Grecian and moves into cooler climes and grassier realms. ' Rudman also approved of the poet's ‘spontaneity and humor; she is quick to react, hasty, impulsive, responsive to place-and to space. ' In the London Sunday Times, David Profumo further praised Archaic Figure. Taking the example of the poem ‘Hippocrene, ' the critic asserted that this work ‘demonstrates her new powers of economy, the sureness of her rhythmic touch and the sheer readability of her magnificent narrative skills. '-From The Poetry Foundaation.
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