The Do-Over

The Do Over A much anticipated third collection with poems mourning a mother figure as well as recently deceased cultural icons Praise for Kathleen Ossip Ossip conjures delightful and unexpected muses shrewd and

  • Title: The Do-Over
  • Author: Kathleen Ossip
  • ISBN: 9781936747962
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • A much anticipated third collection with poems mourning a mother figure, as well as recently deceased cultural icons.Praise for Kathleen Ossip Ossip conjures delightful and unexpected muses shrewd and ambitious New York Times Book Review The Do Over, Ossip s third collection, is a lyrical, open ended, meta leaning meditation on the subject of death A n exquisite cocktA much anticipated third collection with poems mourning a mother figure, as well as recently deceased cultural icons.Praise for Kathleen Ossip Ossip conjures delightful and unexpected muses shrewd and ambitious New York Times Book Review The Do Over, Ossip s third collection, is a lyrical, open ended, meta leaning meditation on the subject of death A n exquisite cocktail of displacement, minutiae, and metapoetic introspection Boston Review The biggest surprise in poetry for 2011 is this second book by Kathleen Ossip It s got everything one could wish for in a new collection of poems It s just beautiful And terrifying Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2011 The poet has an uncanny ability to convey what it actually feels like to be alive today Ossip is one of our foremost ethnographers of contemporary unreality The Believer How do you stay in heaven Ossip asks, Is it a kind of sophisticated rewind Her third collection of poems is haunted by the idea of rewind, and especially by the teasing possibility that we, too like the moon, like a plant may be granted cycles of life, death, and rebirth The book s overarching narrative is the death of the poet s stepmother in law, a cherished, loving, eccentric woman who returns to its pages again and again But in spite of its focused grief and ontological urgency, The Do Over is a varied collection short acrostics mourn recently dead cultural icons Amy Winehouse, Steve Jobs, Donna Summer there s an ode to an anonymous Chinese factory worker, three true stories that read like anecdotes told over drinks, and The Do Over is an unsentimental elegy to a mother figure, a fragmented portrait of its difficult, much loved subject It s also a snapshot of our death obsessed, death denying cultural moment, which in Ossip s gifted hands turns out to be tremulous, skeptical, unsure of ultimate values and, increasingly, driven to find them I am still studying, aren t you she begins Readers will eagerly embrace the surprise, humor, and seriousness of her quest.

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    1. I love about poetry the thing that most people seem to hate about it: the way meaning flashes out at you and then vanishes, the way you apprehend something enormous and complex, but only briefly, as if it were sent to you in a snapchat. The longer I can think about particular lines and feel they are true, but not quite explicable, the closer I feel to a real understanding of metaphysical things. Kathleen Ossip keeps unsettling me in that way, especially in my favorite poem in this collection, "W [...]

    2. This book of poems is dedicated to the poet's late stepmother-in-law. The best poems in it uses the dead woman's name as the basis for a triplet of acrostic poems. Appearing in the beginning, middle and end of the book respectively, "A. in May," "A. in January" and "A. in September" create a cycle of remembrance that goes with seasonal changes. As if to evade the fixity of the acrostic pattern, the poems are full of surprising shifts and effective repetitions, the latter showing the acknowledged [...]

    3. This is a great collection of poetry about death, about family, about society, and about grieving but really it's also a book about life and wonder, and how we move through this world with the knowledge we have and the knowledge we acquire from others. I'm excited to say we'll be doing an interview together soon. 1st book I read in 2015

    4. I will admit that I while did not enjoy this poetry collection as a whole, I admire Ossip's freefall into experimental verse. There were little crackles of electric language throughout and I appreciated them when they appeared. That being said, at many points throughout this collection, I could not orient myself or was not washed in the language or emotion of the works. In my opinion, these poems were at their worst when long. Little snippets I enjoyed though: "When I look a cow or pig in the ey [...]

    5. I love the formal and tonal variety in this collection. Acrostics recur throughout the book, but I was most drawn to two poems whose forms boldly stood out: "Lyric," which invokes silence and a range of voices through its use of white space and visual effects, and "After," a 13-page essay/story/prose poem. I also appreciated the earnestness and playfulness of the spiritual questions with which Ossip engages. These poems are certainly elegies, but they're also probing into what it means to escape [...]

    6. By the title poem, I've found my way into Ossip's expansiveness. Or by then, at least, I'm pierced by these concluding lines: "There's something modern within us,/ grieving in middle age,/ and its intensity stands/ between us and death/ in the school, the dappled school, of patience." Can't help but think there are many depths to this "middle age": personal, national, ecological. Wise-ass, and then just plain wise, this is a sure and true book.

    7. The third section was devastating (in the best possible poetry-way). Will be re-reading this as I work on my own ms.

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