The Diminishing House / Edition 1

The Diminishing House / Edition 1

by Nicky Beer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0887485162

ISBN-13: 9780887485169

Pub. Date: 01/11/2010

Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press

In Nicky Beer's The Diminishing House, birds are disemboweled, a father is mourned, and a basement fills with snakes. This first book of resonant lyric poetry meditates on such subjects as animals, art, and anatomy, and transforms the familiar and mundane into something strangely mythic. Beer explores the exhilaration and frustration of living in a sensuous,

Overview

In Nicky Beer's The Diminishing House, birds are disemboweled, a father is mourned, and a basement fills with snakes. This first book of resonant lyric poetry meditates on such subjects as animals, art, and anatomy, and transforms the familiar and mundane into something strangely mythic. Beer explores the exhilaration and frustration of living in a sensuous, unstable world filled with grief and desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887485169
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2010
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Avuncularity
1991: A List of Demands
His Mistress
Floating Rib
Note on the Xiphoid Process
L M N O
My Father Is a Small Submarine

Still Life with Half-Turned Woman and Questions
Variations on the Philtrum
Mako
Blue Thought/Blue Shade
Genes
The Diminishing House

Season of the Drunken Wasps
Lullabies
Erosion

Cardinal Virtue
Ouroboros
Historical Nude
Lobe of the Auricle
Stumphumper
Cubital Fossa
Provenance

Patellae Apocrypha
To Radius and Ulna
Just above my clavicles,
Ode to the Perineum
The exquisite Foreplay of the Tortoise
Still Life, 1656
Midwife/Midsummer
Scapula
Annual
A Short Documentary of My Father Running Backwards
Post-Mortem
Types of Breathing

Notes

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