Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Poets and Poems: Tania Pryputniewicz and “November Butterfly”

To enter the world of Tania Pryputniewicz’s is to walk with Queen Nefertiti in ancient Egypt, Queen Guinevere in Camelot, and Joan of Arc as she makes an appearance in the 21st century. It is a collection that focuses on women, many famous but many not, but it also embraces notions of history, time, perception and understanding in intriguing and original ways.

Pryputniewicz uses precise, simple words and phrases in her poems. This has the effect of focusing attention on the stories she’s telling, often across several related poems.

For example, a full third of the collection is comprised of poems based on the legend of King Arthur, although none of them are about Arthur himself. Instead, Pryputniewicz writes about Guinevere, Morgan le Fay (or “Morgayne,” as she writes the name here), and Mordred, King Arthur’s nephew / illegitimate son.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

1 comment:

Louise Gallagher said...

you write reviews worth reading Glynn.

In fact, I think a book of your reviews would be an amazing read!