Tip to Rump

Tip to Rump

by Katherine Starke

Paperback

$12.00

Overview

This is a first book by a young writer, widely published in magazines, who describes herself as a "fetish diva, a dancer, a sailor." Katherine Starke explores America and her "highway of thigh" in a venture of words as raw as her own sexuality. "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"— Phyllis Jonowitz. "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"— Kenneth A. McClane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780922811526
Publisher: Mid-List Press
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Series: First Series Award
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.23(d)

What People are Saying About This

Ken Furtado

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

Kenneth A. McClane

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.

Phyllis Janowitz

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.

James Lasdun

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.

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