Poems for Infidels

“Any other poet with Gail Wronsky’s gift for sheer gorgeousness—for the sensuous image, for shapeliness, for the ever-unfolding ever-mobile vocal line—would call it a day. But Wronsky’s intellect is of a larger order: restless, irreverent, wittily attuned to the force-fields of cultural fashion and to the depths those fashions bespeak. How heartening to see trenchant critique and passionate endorsement so fully intertwined! Poems for Infidels is a celebrant’s book, “guilty . . . of beauty” and, resoundingly, of faith.”—Linda Gregerson

“In Poems for Infidels, Gail Wronsky is at the height ofher powers—flirtatious, nervous, witty, and generously real. Hers is a poetry of desire and longing, of disobedience in search of transformation and transcendence. In short, a poetry of celebration, “a celebration in which word/ turns back into flesh, absence into / heat, into light, into meaning.”—Ralph Angel

“With just the right touches of irony and wise eroticism, Gail Wronsky presents a world well-traveled, finely observed and engaged. But it is not the travel locales nor the exotics of her poetry that make it unique—for that, we must look to her great heart, her ear, and her unblinking eye.”—Sam Hamill

Blue and black text stating Poems for Infidels by Gail Wronsky over the image of a woman standing in front of a colorful wall full of flowers and butterflies.

Gail Wronsky ( Author Website )

Publication Date: November 1, 2004

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 1-59709-001-8

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