American Rush: Selected Poems
Author: Maureen Owen
Publisher: Talisman House (1998)
Surveys the work of one of our most exuberant and dynamic writers. Few approach Owen's sense of humor and attention to rhythm and turns of phrase. Full of kinetic language with a strong confident voice with earthy overtones. In some poems she echoes a pervasive American folk style, the blues, he wrote, and blends it with classical lament.