Burning Point

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"Relentlessly heartfelt and stringently beautiful, Frances Richey's poems recall us to a cycle we should never forget: the only way into the world is through the family; the only way into the family is through the self; the only way into the self is through the world. On page after page . . . we confront words born of necessity: nothing trivial or tossed off, everything wrenched and crafted from the rock of felt thought. The realms of other art-Renoir, Giacometti, Vermeer-feed Richey's perception, but she never forgets her obligation to have her

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Overview

"Relentlessly heartfelt and stringently beautiful, Frances Richey's poems recall us to a cycle we should never forget: the only way into the world is through the family; the only way into the family is through the self; the only way into the self is through the world. On page after page . . . we confront words born of necessity: nothing trivial or tossed off, everything wrenched and crafted from the rock of felt thought. The realms of other art-Renoir, Giacometti, Vermeer-feed Richey's perception, but she never forgets her obligation to have her own difficult making be foremost."-Stephen Corey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893996717
  • Publisher: White Pine Press NY
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Series: White Pine Press Poetry Prize
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Frances Richey is a poet and a teacher of yoga and meditation. Her poems have appeared in Cream City Review, Gulf coast, Mudfish, Notre Dame Review, Poetry Northwest, Salmagundi, and Willow Springs.

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Table of Contents

Sitting with Renoirs : a young girl with daisies 11
Pictures 12
Walking man 14
In my mother's story 18
In her own words 22
Child 24
Time song 25
Even though I am not alone 27
Winter fields 37
The last day 38
I loved 40
Polaroid 42
Lovers in blue 43
Sitting with Renoirs : by the seashore 44
Flower journal 52
Trodden weed 56
Nudes and bathers 61
I was not forgiving 64
On the top of burnt head 67
Thursday, broke 70
The model 71
My body is home 73
The ray 75
Christmas at mother's house in Winterhaven 76
Woman holding a balance 83
The yoga lesson 86
The movies 88
Sitting with Renoirs : bather arranging her hair 91
Christ in the house of Mary and Martha 94
The chariot 97
Wind from the sea 100
The return 102
The author 105
Notes on the poems 107
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