Circassian Girl

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Poetry. CIRCASSIAN GIRL by Michele Mitchell-Foust is one of the winners of the Elixir Press Inaugural Poetry Awards. "This is a book abounding in evocation's (often subtle and indiscreet, yet always energetic), of museums, galleries, stages--all such bounded areas within which events are given leave to be. These poems are an exhilarating set of dynamism's"--Bin Ramke. Her poetry has appeared in such publications as Denver Quarterly, The Nation, and Colorado Review. She lives in...
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Overview


Poetry. CIRCASSIAN GIRL by Michele Mitchell-Foust is one of the winners of the Elixir Press Inaugural Poetry Awards. "This is a book abounding in evocation's (often subtle and indiscreet, yet always energetic), of museums, galleries, stages--all such bounded areas within which events are given leave to be. These poems are an exhilarating set of dynamism's"--Bin Ramke. Her poetry has appeared in such publications as Denver Quarterly, The Nation, and Colorado Review. She lives in California.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970934222
  • Publisher: Elixir Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust lives in Dana Point, California, where she is an instructor at Irvine Valley College. Graduating from Eastern with a BA from Eastern Illinois University and a doctorate in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Interim, Black Warrior Review, American Literary Review, Columbia, Southern Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets New Voices Anthology, Elixir, Equinox, Fabric, The Honest Ulsterman, and Quarterly West. She has been an American Poet in Residence in Donegal, Ireland since 1996.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Hotel Elefant 3

Fire Loves the Circus 5

Ghost Story 7

Quidam, Kafka's Early Childhood 8

The First Dream of the Body 9

Handbalancing, A Demonstration of Faith Before the Year 2000 13

Wide Justice, or Eurydice the Juggler 15

Medicine Dance 16

Salon with Stage Directions 17

Serpent a Sonnette (Rattlesnake) 18

Wronski and Marciniate, The Ecology of the Eye 19

The Marriage Bed of Chang and Eng for Eng's Wife, Sarah 23

Revival 37

After the Flood 38

Special Effect 39

Another Flood Stage 40

The Water Cure 41

Tough Love: The Stages of Excitement 45

Room for Madalena Delani 46

Belles Lettres 47

Lavinia's Sonnet 54

The New Circus Working Act 57

Second Song for a Palmist 58

The Dope Show, 1974 59

Negative Capability, or The Geek 62

From Hell, Mister Lusk 64

Sisyphus Coming from the Sea 66

Washington Park 68

Notes 71

To the Egress, Apostrophe 75

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