"Kate Greenstreet’s The End of Something is a mesmerizing rumination on flux and trust, wisdom and the divided self." Mary Jo Bang Vallum: Contemporary Poetry "2017: Year in Review"

 

"Some time ago I found myself regularly walking by a campus bulletin board on which someone had posted a Family Circus parody: little Billy looks into his mother’s open mouth and sees. . . space, stars, galaxies, the universe. Reading Kate Greenstreet is a little like that. The surface is plain, unshowy, stripped down. The cumulative effect is stunning." Judith Roitman Galatea Resurrects 2018

 

"The allure of Greenstreet’s work from book to book and video to video is her uncanny power to bring the mystery of the everyday into clear focus, even if fleetingly." Christopher Nelson Under a Warm Green Linden

 

"Like walking slowly through a single-artist exhibition, the thought-altering power of this poet’s vision needs time to ripen in the reader’s mind. If certain lines or poems seem puzzling or oblique, understand that this is poetry working on its readers’ brains. This is a book that builds deliberately, intuition by intuition, to its hypnotic and mysterious end." Erica Goss Sticks & Stones

 

"It’s a book that asks the reader to trust it, but as in all of her work, Greenstreet creates a strong sense of trust from the very beginning." Adam Clay Kenyon Review "Holiday Reading Recommendations"

 

"What a marvelous book. . . writ in a language we know but have never used this way." Todd Walton Under the Table

 

 

 

 

"Giorgio Agamben [in The Fire and the Tale] explores the internal resistance that he says characterizes art works. In The End of Something by Kate Greenstreet, every line/sentence is both complete and incomplete. I have never read anything quite like it. It’s a good example of the kind of resistance Agamben was talking about." Rae Armantrout The Paris Review "Our Contributor's Favorite Books of 2017"

 

"The End of Something is, like the books that came before it in her quartet. . . a detective novel. Here, though, the private eye is also the client. And the client is also the missing person." Kylan Rice The Carolina Quarterly

 

"Greenstreet has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a characterization with a few words. . . her work is both precise and haunting." Laura Carter Fanzine

 

"The poems adjust themselves so that what is questioned can be gleaned in scraps; that which dangles in a room long after we've left it; the sound of the unsaid; the weight of the unheard. . ." Tyler Flynn Dorholt 4 Square Review

 

"There is something remarkable in the collage effect of Greenstreet’s meditative bursts and matter of fact lyrics, one that concurrently holds a series of incredibly precise specificity and floating generalizations, with neither direction contradicting the other." rob mclennan's blog

 

"I believe Greenstreet’s poems to be exactly what is often said about successful poems: that they are the distillations of entire worlds which become available in their entirety again to discerning (empathetic) readers." Eileen Tabios Galatea Resurrects 2017

 

 

 

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"Kate Greenstreet’s The End of Something is a mesmerizing rumination on flux and trust, wisdom and the divided self." Mary Jo Bang Vallum: Contemporary Poetry "2017: Year in Review"

 

"Giorgio Agamben [in The Fire and the Tale] explores the internal resistance that he says characterizes art works. In The End of Something by Kate Greenstreet, every line/sentence is both complete and incomplete. I have never read anything quite like it. It’s a good example of the kind of resistance Agamben was talking about." Rae Armantrout The Paris Review "Our Contributor's Favorite Books of 2017"

 

"Some time ago I found myself regularly walking by a campus bulletin board on which someone had posted a Family Circus parody: little Billy looks into his mother’s open mouth and sees . . space, stars, galaxies, the universe. Reading Kate Greenstreet is a little like that. The surface is plain, unshowy, stripped down. The cumulative effect is stunning." Judith Roitman Galatea Resurrects 2018

 

"Greenstreet has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a characterization with a few words. . . her work is both precise and haunting." Laura Carter Fanzine

 

"The End of Something is, like the books that came before it in her quartet. . . a detective novel. Here, though, the private eye is also the client. And the client is also the missing person." Kylan Rice The Carolina Quarterly

 

"The allure of Greenstreet’s work from book to book and video to video is her uncanny power to bring the mystery of the everyday into clear focus, even if fleetingly." Christopher Nelson Under a Warm Green Linden

 

"Like walking slowly through a single-artist exhibition, the thought-altering power of this poet’s vision needs time to ripen in the reader’s mind. If certain lines or poems seem puzzling or oblique, understand that this is poetry working on its readers’ brains. This is a book that builds deliberately, intuition by intuition, to its hypnotic and mysterious end." Erica Goss Sticks & Stones

 

"There is something remarkable in the collage effect of Greenstreet’s meditative bursts and matter of fact lyrics, one that concurrently holds a series of incredibly precise specificity and floating generalizations, with neither direction contradicting the other." rob mclennan's blog


"The poems adjust themselves so that what is questioned can be gleaned in scraps; that which dangles in a room long after we've left it; the sound of the unsaid; the weight of the unheard. . ." Tyler Flynn Dorholt
4 Square Review

 

"I believe Greenstreet’s poems to be exactly what is often said about successful poems: that they are the distillations of entire worlds which become available in their entirety again to discerning (empathetic) readers." Eileen Tabios Galatea Resurrects 2017

 

"Greenstreet’s use of fragmentation explores the possibilities that can come from endings. It’s a book that asks the reader to trust it, but as in all of her work, Greenstreet creates a strong sense of trust from the very beginning." Adam Clay Kenyon Review’s Holiday Reading Recommendations

 

 "What a marvelous book. . . writ in a language we know but have never used this way." Todd Walton Under the Table

 

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