Marie Ponsot

Leave it to the graceful Marie Ponsot, now in her late eighties, to view her life in poetry as easeful. In this celebratory collection, Ponsot makes light, in both senses, of all she touches, and her pleasure in offering these late poems is infectious. After more than a half century at her craft, she describes her poetic preferences unpretentiously thus:

      no fruity phrases, just unspun

      words trued right toward a nice

      idea, for chaser. True's a risk.

      Take it I say. Do true for fun.

Ponsot’s thirst for life and its best expression, for the sprightly phrase and the deeper understanding running beneath, makes this book a transformative experience. The wisdom and music of Easy, like all of Ponsot’s poetry, will remain with her readers for decades to come.

Title Easy
Subtitle Poems
Author Marie Ponsot
Publisher Knopf
Title First Published 17 May 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 0375711872
ISBN-13 9780375711879
Publication Date 17 May 2011
Main content page count 96
Weight 16 oz.

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