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The Taste of Giving: New & Selected Poems

The Taste of Giving is a selection from the poetry of Carolyn Zonailo, written between 1975 and 1990. This collection brings together work from seven previous books and chapbooks, plus new and uncollected poems. The ordering is largely chronological.rnrnrnCarolyn Zonailo is a lyric poet with a distinctly original, profoundly intimate voice. A poet dedicated to her craft, Zonailo expresses the particulars of landscape and experience in poems that are animated, vivid, and compassionate. Above all, Zonailo’s poetry is infused with emotional vitality. In her introduction, scholar and critic Jean Mallinson describes Zonailo as a poet who “insists on finding and using words for a world which is at once phenomenal and numinous, at once transient and charged with human meaning.”

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