Melancholy and playful, analytic and lyrical, Vertigo unlocks the language of the mind’s theater as it immerses the reader in a dense realm of memory and multiple perspectives, repositioning our relations to daily life, the past, and the future.
A National Poetry Series winner, chosen by C.D. Wright
“Reading Vertigo, I find much, much more than the continuing project of one of America’s finest poets. Martha Ronk has always been a visionary of astonishing tact and of a subtle, undeniable authority. But in these new poems, she sets herself a shimmering task—nothing less than the rectification of Vision itself. She calls our attentions to Attention.” —Donald Revell
“[Ronk] keeps us poised on the verge between this world and another with poems anchored in generosity and compassion and driven by full emotions that don’t sacrifice intelligence.” —Cole Swensen