Lances All Alike by Suzanne Zelazo

Lances All Alike

Modernist poet-painters Mina Loy and Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven had many friends in common (including Djuna Barnes and Marcel Duchamp), yet there is no record that the two ever met. Their non-relationship presents a curious “absent presence” in modernist history.Zelazo weaves lines of poetry by both women into an imaginary conversation, exploring the way their work has been suppressed, stitched, spliced, and edited by male editors ...

Details Lances All Alike

TitleLances All Alike
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherCoach House Books

Reviews Lances All Alike

  • Joseph
    Lances All Alike by Suzanne Zelazo is a collection of modern poetry. Zelazo is a writer, editor, educator, and publisher in the visual and literary arts, as well as in sport. She holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in female modernism and avant-garde poetry and performance.Zelazo borrows for her creation. Each section is prefaced with a quote and the poems that follow in some manner reflect that quote back to the reader. I was a bit confuse...
  • Robin Bonne
    Excision 1 was not enjoyable for me, and I nearly stopped reading. It read like Lorem Ipsum-esque word soup, but maybe I am missing something in my understanding of it. I started Excision 2, and suddenly I was reading poetry with beautiful flow. The poems became much more accessible and imaginative in the following excisions. The difference between quality was startling. I ended up having mixed feelings, but overall I would recommend. Thanks to N...
  • Kirsty
    Suzanne Zelazo's Lances All Alike sounded like an intriguing poetry collection. Some of her imagery was certainly startling and vivid, but I found the first section far too fragmented for my particular taste. It seemed as though Zelazo had put together random strings of vocabulary which had no bearing on anything else. This is evident in poems such as 'Brancusi's Golden Equinox':'Lopped formnuclear windinflated crestthe absolute actHurtling cloud...