Cosmologies: Poems Selected and New

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The first collection of Page's poems to be published in the U.S., Cosmologies is a careful distillation of her critically acclaimed two-volume Hidden Room. Page's socially conscious work focuses on our planet and on the beauty of existence. Anchored by a masterful use of metaphor, her poems quote knowingly from Eliot, Thomas, and Robert Graves.
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Overview

The first collection of Page's poems to be published in the U.S., Cosmologies is a careful distillation of her critically acclaimed two-volume Hidden Room. Page's socially conscious work focuses on our planet and on the beauty of existence. Anchored by a masterful use of metaphor, her poems quote knowingly from Eliot, Thomas, and Robert Graves.
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Daryl Hine
P.K. Page's sensibility, intelligence, and variegated technical accomplishment remind me—if one may compare two such originals—of Elizabeth Bishop. -- Poetry Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567922257
  • Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 220

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Planet Earth 14
Deaf Mute in the Pear Tree 19
The Flower Bed 21
The Mole 23
The Understatement 23
Portrait 24
For G.E.R. 26
Images of Angels 27
Arras 30
Black Bamboo 32
A Grain of Sand 35
McIanie's Nite-Book 36
Evening Dance of the Grey Flies 49
The Crow 50
The Hidden Room 51
Personal Landscape 53
About Death 54
Custodian 55
Finches Feeding 56
Traveller's Palm 57
Fly: On Webs 58
After Reading 'Albino Pheasants' by Patrick Lane 59
Chimney Fire 61
Poor Bird 63
Cosmologies 65
The Filled Pen 71
George Johnston Reading 72
The Gold Sun 73
Hologram 75
Dwelling Place 77
Poem Canzonic with love to AMK 78
In Memoriam 80
Address at Simon Fraser 82
Outcasts 91
Schizophrenic 93
Man with One Small Hand 95
Another Space 96
Seraphim 98
The Disguises 99
Inebriate 100
Knitters 102
Bank Strike 104
The Permanent Tourists 105
The Inarticulate 106
Young Girls 107
Landlady 108
Element 110
The Sick 111
Squatters 113
Only Child 114
Paranoid 117
Typists 118
Elegy 119
Cullen 120
Alphabetical 125
The Apple 139
The Figures 140
Autumn 141
Unable to Hate or Love 143
The Castle 145
Love's Pavilion 146
Cry Ararat! 148
Visitants 152
Out Here: Flowering 153
Funeral Mass 154
The Hidden Components 155
The Glass Air 157
The Metal and the Flower 159
Emergence 160
Stories of Snow 161
Old Man 163
The Bands and the Beautiful Children 165
Leather Jacket 166
Lily on the Patio 168
Picking Daffodils 169
The Gift 170
Cook's Mountains 171
Conchita Knows Who Who Is 175
Portrait of Marina 176
Star-Gazer 178
Brazilian Fazenda 179
After Rain 180
Cross 182
Giovanni and the Indians 183
On Educating the Natives 185
Exile 186
Domestic Poem for a Summer Afternoon 188
Presences 189
The Answer 191
Intraocular Lens Model 103G 193
Invisible Presences Fill the Air 194
War Lord in the Early Evening 195
The Selves 197
Journey 199
Index of Titles 201
Acknowledgements 205
About the Author 207
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