Angles of Approach

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"It's unusual to call a book of poetry a 'page turner,' but this collection, with the knocking and jostling of words that mark the peculiar rhythm and appeal of the prose poem, is just that. Iglesias has an uncanny ability to capture whole sweeps of history in a few lines, while her eye and ear for the quotidian result in the characters pulling us from one remarkable incident to another as if they had physically taken us by the elbow, whispering urgently."—Marie Harris

Holly Iglesias is the author of Souvenirs of...

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Overview

"It's unusual to call a book of poetry a 'page turner,' but this collection, with the knocking and jostling of words that mark the peculiar rhythm and appeal of the prose poem, is just that. Iglesias has an uncanny ability to capture whole sweeps of history in a few lines, while her eye and ear for the quotidian result in the characters pulling us from one remarkable incident to another as if they had physically taken us by the elbow, whispering urgently."—Marie Harris

Holly Iglesias is the author of Souvenirs of a Shrunken World and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women's Prose Poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935210177
  • Publisher: White Pine Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: Marie Alexander Poetry Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Iglesias: Holly Iglesias is the author of Souvenirs of a Shrunken World (Kore Press), a collection of poems focused on the 1904 World’s Fair, and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry (Quale Press). She teaches at the University of North Carolina -Asheville and has received fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Edward Albee Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Table of Contents

Rhetoric 11

I Nostalgia

Chicken Hill, 1943 15

Rudy and the Science of Appetite 16

Depression Glass 17

Kinetics and the Training of the Eye 18

Forlorn 19

Mr. Merrick's Mother's Rose 20

Conceptual Art 21

Projector 22

Nostalgia for the Green of the River, the Whites of His Eyes 23

Sermonette 24

Spin Cycle 25

The Dead of Winter 26

Perishables 27

Parlor 28

Kindling 29

II Menace

Middle of Nowhere 33

Little Ice Age; or, the New Religion 34

Dulle Griet Mad Meg 35

From The Lives of the Saints: The Meek in Death Shall Bleed 36

Holy See 37

Little Women 38

Saint of Shenanigans 39

The Panic of Ninety-three 40

Gilded 41

Boom 42

Coddled 43

The Hierarchy of Fruits 44

Kitchen Conversion 45

Civil Defense Drill No. 6 46

Domestic Bliss 47

Limit Your Search 48

Season of the Witch 49

Freight 50

Soap 51

III Confession

Mass for the Happy Death of Innocence 55

Flop House 58

Destiny Measured in Cups 59

Naysayer's Apprentice 60

The Birth of Ranch Dressing 61

Theory of Flight 62

Annunciation Street 63

My Sexual Revolution 64

To Say Again 65

Found: A Sorrow Song 66

From the Final Book of Ralph 67

Morir Soriando: To Die Dreaming 68

Goodwill Offering 69

Turbulence 70

Tripping 71

Catherine's Wheel 72

Wear and Tear 73

Ex Libris 74

Old Hat 75

Notes 77

Acknowledgments 78

About the Author 79

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