Wait

Wait In a small town under a spell a child bride prays for the sheriff s gun Iron under a bed stops a nightmare The carousel artist can carve only birds Part fairy tale and part gothic ballad Wait spans

  • Title: Wait
  • Author: Alison Stine
  • ISBN: 9780299283148
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a small town under a spell, a child bride prays for the sheriff s gun Iron under a bed stops a nightmare The carousel artist can carve only birds Part fairy tale and part gothic ballad, Wait spans a single year the year before a young woman s marriage Someone is always watching from the warehouse, from the woods And on the outskirts of town, someone new is waitingIn a small town under a spell, a child bride prays for the sheriff s gun Iron under a bed stops a nightmare The carousel artist can carve only birds Part fairy tale and part gothic ballad, Wait spans a single year the year before a young woman s marriage Someone is always watching from the warehouse, from the woods And on the outskirts of town, someone new is waiting.

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    About “Alison Stine”

    1. Alison Stine

      ALISON STINE is a writer, artist, and author of 5 books THE PROTECTORS Little A, 2016 , SUPERVISION HarperVoyagerUK, 2015 , WAIT University of Wisconsin Press, 2011 , OHIO VIOLENCE University of North Texas Press, 2009 , and LOT OF MY SISTER The Kent State University Press, 2001 Her awards include an NEA Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation Her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The Toast, and The Kenyon Review She has also been a storyteller on The Moth She lives in the foothills of Appalachia with her son.

    528 thoughts on “Wait”

    1. Wait is all about love and lust, regrets and longing, sex and joy, too. While there is not a clear narrative arc for the book, there is a consistent speaker revealing the age-old journey from innocence to experience. Formally, I find the book interesting because Stine moves easily between the single stanza, left aligned block of text and the more airy, multi-stanza, multi-indented lines of text. Being more drawn to the latter in my own work, I read the former with extra attention to see how Stin [...]


    2. Stine, in an interview in Hayden’s Ferry Review, says:How can a woman be herself, hold onto herself, and give of herself as well? (haydensferryreview) She gives us Wait, with its “poems about love, marriage, and hell, basically” as an answer. These poems continue the Midwestern and gothic influences found in her first collection, Ohio Violence, but Wait stands on its own, and in many respects is quite different.Stine alternates between 2 forms, that of a single stanza poem, and poems where [...]


    3. Stine has been called a Midwestern Gothic poet, and after reading Wait, it's easy to see why. Stine intermingles bleak elements and dark elements of small town, rural life with the more "creepy" (for lack of a better word) elements of nature. There are stark poems of sexuality, such as a girl in "The Bicycle" who practices "kissing on the ash/with its patch bare of bark/like a belly" or the speaker in "Gossip" who proclaims, "Oh, it was good. I was good. You're so good/he said. A purple miniskir [...]




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