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The provocative cover of Tip to Rump is bound to grab
the attention of bookstore browsers, who will be amply rewarded if they
spend some time exploring the book's contents. 'The Queen's
Carpet,' which evokes Whitman and Ginsburg, is so delicious it seems a
crime to quote from it rather than print the entire poem....Starke's
voice is fresh and powerful, and it merits wide recognition.
Ken Furtado, ECHO
Katherine Starke�s poems argue for the outlandish, the spirited, the wise, and the heady. In a time of the small poem and the bloodless poetaster, Starke�s love for music, wonder, and the lust-ridden body is cause enough for celebration. If there is diminution in others, it has not, thank goodness, chastened Starke. And we are all the better for it. I can�t think of a more delightful book. If Tip to Rump does not return you to joy, I can�t imagine what will.
This is exotic, electric poetry, poems of a mature woman with the body and spirit of a young one, a beginner in years but not in ability or vision. The poems are a blend of opposites turning and returning on themes of language, sexuality, and love.
Here are some bold, exuberant poems about the passions of the body and the heart, by a gifted new writer with a vivid imagination and a fresh way with words.