In this collection, Waldrop has dedicated many poems to other writers whom she esteems, and in each poem, echoes subtly that writer's forms, tones, and textures. From this synchronism, Waldrop evolves her own unique mediums of address that suggests a slipperiness in human emotion and in human speech.
ROSMARIE WALDROP's titles include Another Language: New & Selected Poems (Talisman House, 1997), a book of collaborations with Keith Waldrop, Well Well Reality (The Post-Apollo Press, 1998). Her memoir, Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabes, has been published by Wesleyan Press (2002). She has received many awards and fellowships, including the NEA and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. Since 1968 she has been co-editor and publisher of Burning Deck Press with her husband, translator Keith Waldrop.