Gjertrud Schnackenberg | Critical Review by Dorothy Barresi

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Gjertrud Schnackenberg.
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Critical Review by Dorothy Barresi

SOURCE: Baressi, Dorothy. “Seeing Divine.” Parnassus: Poetry in Review 18, no. 2 and 19, no. 1 (fall 1993): 296-315.

In the following excerpt, Baressi praises A Gilded Lapse of Time but sometimes finds sincere emotion and meaning sacrificed for concept and allusion at critical moments in the work.

With her second book, The Lamplit Answer (1982), Gjertrud Schnackenberg secured a place for herself among the so-called “New Formalists,” a title made meaningless by overuse and the notion, misconceived, that poetry had ever been, or could ever be, anything less than “formal.” Of course the reign of “free verse” poetry in the academy set the stage for such misapplied, largely political distinctions and the nasty battles of dogma that have followed, but all verse is by its very nature form-concerned. Schnackenberg's...

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