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Bend

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"Natasha Sajé's new book Bend divulges the spirit of a sensualist and the habits of a contemplative; sometimes vice versa. Colors are separated with the veracity of paint. Shifts in temperature are registered and background noises distinguished, not only for texture's sake but for their essential contribution to the poems' substance. . . . For company Sajé summons a curious assortment of lettered forbears including Cotton Mather, Henry Vaughan, Nietzsche, Proust, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Shelley. A virtuous and subtly depraved book is Bend." ...
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Overview

"Natasha Sajé's new book Bend divulges the spirit of a sensualist and the habits of a contemplative; sometimes vice versa. Colors are separated with the veracity of paint. Shifts in temperature are registered and background noises distinguished, not only for texture's sake but for their essential contribution to the poems' substance. . . . For company Sajé summons a curious assortment of lettered forbears including Cotton Mather, Henry Vaughan, Nietzsche, Proust, Gertrude Stein, and Mary Shelley. A virtuous and subtly depraved book is Bend." -C.D. Wright
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932195033
  • Publisher: Tupelo Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: Poems
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,157,625
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Natasha Sajé was born in Germany and grew up in New York City and northern New Jersey. Her first book of poems, Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994), received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Towson Prize in Literature. Her poems, essays, and reviews appear in The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, New Republic, Parnassus, Shenandoah, and The Writers Chronicle, among others. Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and in the Vermont College MFA in Writing program.

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Table of Contents

A Minor Riot at the Mint 1
Reading Henry Fowler's Modern English Usage in Salt Lake City in November 5
In the Garden 7
Fruit 8
Heloise to Abelard 9
Wonders of the Invisible World 10
Welcome, Reader 12
Between the Lines 13
White 14
I See 15
Wave 16
We Saw No Caribou 17
Passing 19
Trouble 21
Tale 22
Open That Door 23
Heaven 24
Chicken Scratch 26
Leave No Trace 27
Bad News 28
Beyond Good and Evil 29
Song of the Cook 30
Scrabble 31
Regrets 33
Thanksgiving 34
Marcel at the Station House 37
The Statues 40
Vice 41
The Philosopher's Name Was Misspelled Everywhere 43
Story of a Marriage 44
Baltimore 45
My Secret Life 47
Seven Types of Ambiguity 48
I Want but Can't Remember 49
Reading the Menu 50
Pink Parken 51
I am peeling four pink grapefruit 52
Graphology 53
Avatar 54
View of Utrecht 55
On Melancholy 56
Divine Plan: Eastern State Penitentiary 57
A Girl of the Streets 59
The Art of the Novel 60
Night Writing 61
Catamenia 62
Dear One 63
The Tunnel 64
Parabola 66
Channel 68
Acknowledgments 71
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