By George Rush
OCT 2020 | Critics Page
With the notable exception of the brilliant Beverly Fishman, who encouraged us to question all forms of painting, my education didnt really consider the sides of paintings. They were painted whitethat ever-problematic stand-in for neutralityor stained by action on the front, but more often simply ignored.
FEB 2021 | Books
As I began to read Ghost Hour, taking pains to not over-identify with the poet on the page, who is and isnt Cronk, I was thwarted at every turn. The book turns out to be, in large part, about the pull of identification. In the two poems called Ancestry (the second of which is published below), and more obliquely in other poems, Cronk considers her multiple identities, and how they position her in the worldas a poet, a mother, a white woman.