product description page

Wine Dark (Paperback) (Jenny Drai)

Wine Dark (Paperback) (Jenny Drai) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Poetry. "In WINE DARK, Drai launches the reader into a language of scents, tastes, and colors that is as seductive as it is ominous. A sense of danger, of unreality or the sudden slap of reality, lurks around every corner. Like Scheherezade, Drai is telling stories to save her life, narrating the world around her as an American in Germany in order to understand it. Just as Virgil leads Dante, Scheherezade serves as Drai's guide in the psychological underworld of this collection, interrogating the nature of truth, the truth of storytelling, and the multiple truths of stories of the self. The pervasive presence of immigration and the dark liquids of wine, blood, and the sea contrasts with concrete references to tragedy, injustice, and the deaths of innocents from the Holocaust to Kosovo and Trayvon Martin. With the deft use of anaphora, internal and slant rhyme, and short lines that make effective use of elision, Drai is a powerful voice singing a subtle, sensitive music."—Wendy Chin-Tanner
Number of Pages: 90.0
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Jenny Drai
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2016
TCIN: 51321753
UPC: 9781625579492
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-0116

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.