The Price of Light
by Pimone Triplett
Winner of the
2003 Levis Poetry Prize
selected by David St. John
paper, 78 pages, $14.95
Pimone Triplett's The Price of Light is a collection of astonishing scope and power. Her poems are linguistically electric and each of her delicate meditations reflects an enviable intellectual ease. This is a volume of poetry that can travel from Beato Angelico to Robert Schumann with passion and vision, from Bangkok to rural America with a truly natural eloquence. Lyrically elegant and constantly inventive, The Price of Light is an amazing blend of the traditional and the radical in present day American poetry. Deeply intimate and yet historically informed, these poems weave a complicated multicultural tapestry that speaks not only for this poet, but for all of us."
David St. John, judge for the Levis Poetry Prize
Of Triplett's Ruining The Picture, Edward Hirsch writes, "Pimone Triplett has a large discursive intelligence, a keen lyric sensibility, a strong feeling for drama. . . What an abiding pleasure to encounter a first book of such maturity."