Voice of Ice
If fairy tales and fables can be said to represent the dream life of our collective psyche, the poems in Alta Ifland’s Voice of Ice might be described as the chronicle of what a dream dreams, an account of a nightmare’s torment. Ifland’s brilliant collection of prose poems documents the quest for a coherent self, an authentic identity born out of the chaos of language and history. Her poems trace a radical process of de-creation—dismemberment of the body, dissolution of the ego, abandonment of the self—and the reinvention of a new identity, purified by the acid of tears. This new creation—tentative and rarified, “a child’s body of light”—earns a tenuous existence, but it proves to be enough to withstand the omnipresent threat of oblivion.
from Gary Young's introduction





2008 Prix Louis Guillaume du Poème en Prose
2008 Louis Guillaume Prize for Prose Poems

Prose poems from Voice of Ice have appeared in the following publications:



ArLiJo
http://216.197.127.196/gp/index.cfm?rsn=287&mn=Authors
The Marvelous Child
My Language
Wedding (after the feast)
Death



Café Irreal
http://home.sprynet.com/~awhit/ifland.htm
The Train


Prairie Schooner
http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/archives/win05spr06/current_Winter05.html
Metallic Choir


Parthenon West Review
http://www.parthenonwestreview.com/
The Bronze Balloon


The Bathyspheric Review
http://www.montereybaypoetry.com/ifland.htm
Light


Voice of Ice reviews:

Dust Jacket Review
http://www.dustjacketreview.com/books/page/609912

The Agony Column Book Reviews and Commentary
http://trashotron.com/agony/news/2007/11-12-07.htm#111507

Metro Santa Cruz
http://www.metrosantacruz.com/metro-santa-cruz/02.20.08/features-0808.html

The Pedestal Magazine
http://www.pedestalmagazine.com/Secure/Content/cb.asp?cbid=5322

Carpe Libris Reviews
http://carpelibrisreviews.com/voice-of-ice-by-alta-ifland-review-giveaway/

Poetic Diversity
http://www.poeticdiversity.org/main/columns.php?recordID=1272&date=2008-04-01

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Ice-Voix-Glace-Trenchart/dp...

her circle ezine
http://www.hercircleezine.com/2008/05/01/voice-of-ice-by-alta-ifland/

The Chattahoochee Review
http://www.gpc.edu/~gpccr/

Words without Borders
http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/the-languages-of-alta-ifland/

Lemon Hound
http://lemonhound.blogspot.com/2009/09/...

Reclaim Tabula Rasa
http://reclaimtabularasa.blogspot.com/2012/06...





For more information about Voice of Ice please visit the Les Figues Press web site.


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