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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252064203
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Series: Illinois Poetry Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Politics of Narrative - Why I Am a Poet
Stone Soup 5
The Planet Krypton 6
Chinoisserie 8
Blonde Bombshell 9
One Summer Hurricane Lynn Spawns Tornadoes as Far West as Ely 10
The Night Man at the Blue Lite 11
Outside Room Six 12
Dreaming of Rio at Sixteen 13
For Me at Sunday Sermons, the Serpent 14
This Is the Truth 19
Domestic Violence 20
What the Keyhole Was 21
Seizure 22
Whites 23
Drawing Rosie's Train Trip 24
The Idol 25
What Grieving Was 27
What Ely Was 28
A Red Kimono 29
The Past 33
Bella Roma 35
Riddle 36
Who Is She Kidding 37
Self-Portrait at Eighteen 39
We, the Poets of America 40
Inspiration 42
Heartsick 43
On Waking after Dreaming of Raoul 45
The Technology of Love 47
Rebirth 49
A Poem Like an Automobile Can Take You Anywhere 50
Far 55
Inspiration, Two 57
Spite - Homage to Sylvia Plath 59
Big Black Car 60
The Out-of-Body Experience 61
What Dying Was Like 63
What Did You Expect? 64
The Poet in Heaven 65
What Heaven Is 66
Homage to Dickinson 68
The Dig 69
Coda (in the Form of Notes) 70
Frying Trout while Drunk 79
The Sleeping 80
Of Your Father's Indiscretions and the Train to California 81
The Dig 82
I Dream I Love You under the Pine, under the Poplar 83
Berlin Interior with Jews, 1939 85
When Father Decided He Did Not Love Her Anymore 86
Grandmother Zoltana, Tunisia, Early '50s - Two Photographs -Before Her Death and at the Funeral 88
Ordinary Objects 89
Dream about the Old Mosaic Found in a Syrian Orchard 91
The Photograph of My Father at an Early Exhibit of Arshile Gorky 92
The Photograph of Ramona Posing while Father Sketches Her in Charcoal 93
Apology 94
Self-Portrait 95
The Artists 96
Patient 97
Of My Father before the War 98
After Your Letter of Elegant Good-bye 103
You Tell Me 104
Desire 105
Tourists 106
She Is Six 108
Discovering the Photograph of Lloyd, Earl, and Priscilla 109
Inventing Father in Las Vegas 110
Elegy Written in the Vowels of Her Name 111
Enormous Leisure 112
At the Magritte Exhibition 113
Looking for the Old Rosebud Cemetery 114
What I Know about the End of the Second World War 115
On Returning to Carthage to Excavate an Ancient Sacrificial Site 116
Kiss 118
The Poet in the Garret in America 119
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    beautiful, beautiful.

    Lynn Emmanuel is one of my absolute favorite poets. Her imagery is always fresh and amazing, her subjects and characters become quickly familiar. Sappy as it may sound, this book got me through the roughest of times.

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