Playing at Stillness - Poems
Playing at Stillness (New Odyssey Series)
Full length collection, available from Truman State University Press (April 30, 2005).
Playing at Stillness displays her range—from exquisitely executed formal verse to wonderfully fluid and appealing free verse poems. Humorous and playful, astute and poignant, she never gets in her way—her craft does all the work and we delight in the results. The poems keep surprising me. Again and again as I read them, I feel deeply grateful to this wonderfully generous and skilled writer, Rhina Espaillat. —Julia Alvarez