Four pieces which reflect
Darragh's concern with the cross-fertilization of
the formal and the personal. They investigate, for instance, the relation
cliche and place, of writing and biographical notation, of definition
desire to define.
Tina Darragh lives in Mt. Rainier, NM, where she works as a librarian
computer system. Her books include the remarkable on the corner
the corner (Sun & Moon) and a(gain)2st the odds (Potes
"I'm attracted to this work because of its openness, its unassuming
that moves to shed light, to invite the reader into its process as
into a home.
Striking Resemblance deals primarily in the roots and history
of language; it
has, at times, the air of linguistic archaeology ... a quiet chagrin
mantic' cogency all its own."
--Richard Silberg, Poetry Flash
"Striking Resemblance goes the way between poetry
and prose, a direction
of new approaches to the human predicament."
--Shelby Stephenson, The Pilot (Southern
"Darragh is investigating investigation. One isn't led to conclusions.
manner in which she constructs a context for the investigation is
the investigation.... When we learn to inhabit [this process] we'll
learned a lot."
--Rod Smith, Washington Review