By Kristin Naca
A winner of the 2008 nationwide Poetry sequence mtvU Prize as chosen via Yusef Komunyakaa (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Kristin′s paintings perpetuates NPS′s culture of marketing extraordinary poetry from lesser identified poets.
Her poems are playful and severe unexpectedly. They discover the richness of her cultural and linguistic historical past, which spans the globe from Mexico to the Philippines. They protect with power and humor the colour pink. they usually examine the insecurities of the letter ′h′ -- between different things.
For thirty years, the nationwide Poetry sequence has found many new and rising voices and has been instrumental in launching the careers of poets and writers akin to Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Denis Johnson, Cole Swensen, Thylias Moss, Mark Levine, and Dionisio Martinez.
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Unligaments... All is All in all. Infinite. Mind. Its Manifestation... Being pure and sinew, even the rash pelt-wearspandex mesh leggings, rename Kock's sex ... <><><><><><><><><><><><> or Nijinsky's baubles, a trinket jostling his earring, or the trick of the golden ovary, the Salve Girl's silk, citrus, Page 53 Nijinsky's up- sweeping, now in him like ripe jewelweed- renamed... <><><><><><><><><><><><> Touch-Me-Nots. The stiffest flowering part caught up in a cap, the sex- hood, succulent. (Noli Me Tangere) ...
Page 67 Abaporu I want to be the painter of my country. I want myself ever more Brazilian. I want all my childhood on the farm. I want this little country playing straw dolls. I want the success of the Russia ballet, Japanese graphics, black music. Paris has had enough of Parisian art. The Certainty of Bananas Let the sprawly cactus curve the nude's spine. The low-angle view of Brazilian sod pitch her forward. To reach the sun, her near-foot is the green under the right hand's fingers, cupping the green, no ears, eyes, no mouth sliced, the sun comes up hot, green.
93. My mouth is sore. Page 55 (3) I, myself, abandon her to the feathery prophecy in her craw, to the full glitter of her breast. (4) She horns her beak, up... Carolina-keet, Moon is speaking, I say, from atop the corn-crib, mottling with her gullet-feathers camouflage opens wheat fields, landscape cannot hide it. It teaches her to eat earthworms I would smash two kernels fieldcorn to pulp-meat, would tease-stroke every Carolina-parakeet-green blade of covergrass. For more to eat, would preen the starry boarders of breastbone, whisper too.