paperback, 80 pages, 6 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2012
In Partially Kept, Ronk’s elegiac and lyrical poetry responds to a world marked by transience and loss. Quotations by 17th century essayist Sir Thomas Browne highlight historical shifts in language, creating intertextual poems that consider the botanical world, the art of photography, and philosophy. Ronk’s attention to rhetoric and representation speak to the shifting temporality between one thing and another, between one mind and another.
“One of America’s finest poets.”—Donald Revell