Distance from Birth

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Poetry. DISTANCE FROM BIRTH by Tracy Philpot is one of the winners of the Elixir Press Inaugural Poetry Awards. This is her second book of poetry. "Tracy Philpot's DISTANCE FROM BIRTH possesses an original fervor that arises from the injured earth out of the injured mouth. Here is a generous, whole-fleshed poetic idiom, stringent yet wild, blasted yet flexible enough to mark threat and scar as well as capture the sports of the heart"--Dean Young. Her work has appeared in such publications as New American ...
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Overview


Poetry. DISTANCE FROM BIRTH by Tracy Philpot is one of the winners of the Elixir Press Inaugural Poetry Awards. This is her second book of poetry. "Tracy Philpot's DISTANCE FROM BIRTH possesses an original fervor that arises from the injured earth out of the injured mouth. Here is a generous, whole-fleshed poetic idiom, stringent yet wild, blasted yet flexible enough to mark threat and scar as well as capture the sports of the heart"--Dean Young. Her work has appeared in such publications as New American Writing, Southern Poetry Review, and Fence. She lives in Seldovia, Alaska.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970934215
  • Publisher: Elixir Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Tracy Philpot lives just outside Seldovia, Alaska, a remote community accessible only by plane or boat, in a little cabin with her husband, son, and animals. She received her Ph.D. and MA from the University of Denver, and now works as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her first book, Incorrect Distances, was published by the University of Georgia Press.
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Table of Contents

Winter Solstice

The Longest Night 5

Strong as I Am Altered 6

Few 7

Religio The Binding 9

Widow 11

Ravens Can't Volant 12

Nightmute 13

Necromancy 14

December Fourth 15

Bi & Marriage & Love 16

Mourning Sickness 17

Crippled Valentine 18

Never a Wholeness 20

Everything Depended Upon Being Lost 24

Reincarnation

Bedlam Color 27

Inaudible 29

The Clump Of Gods 31

If Thou Canst Not Today 33

If These Are the Sanest Couples 34

Descriptions (of Living Elsewhere) 35

Church of Birds 36

Song of Esme 39

A Whole Country of Raped Women 41

Father's Day 42

Green

Liminal: The Longest Day 47

The Sun's Oath 49

Good/Bad News From the Physical World 50

The Perils of Barbie 51

Birdlet 52

Limits of Peace 53

Billy's Oral Prison 55

Preface to a Poem I Will Never Write 56

For My Batterer on His Birthday 58

On the Eve of Aphrodite 59

Cynosure 60

Autumnal Equinox 61

Elegies

Catastrophic School of Bodies 65

Arctic Abstract 66

Living Here 67

An Exercise Fleshed Out By Mourning 68

Some Cold Gates 69

Blessed Parentage 70

Thanksgiving 71

The Mound People 72

Farol's Elegy 73

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