Today's poem is "O Woolly City"
from O Woolly City

Tupelo Press

Priscilla Sneff has published poetry in the Yale Review, Sulfur, Ploughshares, The Partisan Review, Southern Review, and other magazines. She has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, was a George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and was granted residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell Colonies. She teaches writing at Tufts University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Books by Priscilla Sneff: O Woolly City

Other poems on the web by Priscilla Sneff:
"The Year of the City One"

About O Woolly City:

"Riddles and puns, pastorals and lullabies. O Woolly City is an anthology of poetic types and rhetorical varieties, reminding me at times of the elliptical histories of Geoffrey Hill, the syntactic densities of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and enticing me with the barely revealed biographical details of her own curious speakers. As the poems proceed, and just out of focus, we see the shape, decay, and reformation of family and marriage, the (imagined?) birth of a daughter, even as we marvel at Sneff's many forms of knowing and unknowing, her restless science. She assumes in turn the masks of zoologist and alchemist, mapmaker and wanderer, chemotherapist and mythologist. . . . This is the real thing, reader. Priscilla Sneff writes with the authority and commanding depth of second sight, haunted, experienced, and revisionary."
—David Baker

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