Eastern Mountain Time

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What endures the encroachments of time, history nature and mortality? Peseroff speculates with a clear-headed, wry look at the world’s catalogues and almanacs of largesse—lilies, Jerry Garcia, men in fog, animal joy—as well as its sorrow. In startling original poems full of leaps and digressions that reveal the mind in action, readers will encounter life through a person made raw by observation, a mind processing loss and mortality in a petal, a poet alert to how syntax and language can reconfigure the experience...

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Overview

What endures the encroachments of time, history nature and mortality? Peseroff speculates with a clear-headed, wry look at the world’s catalogues and almanacs of largesse—lilies, Jerry Garcia, men in fog, animal joy—as well as its sorrow. In startling original poems full of leaps and digressions that reveal the mind in action, readers will encounter life through a person made raw by observation, a mind processing loss and mortality in a petal, a poet alert to how syntax and language can reconfigure the experience of grief.

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What People Are Saying

Gail Mazur
"Musical, contemplative, often wry, Joyce Peseroff's rueful quietude can be fractured by a bravura wit that adventures with the layers of history propelling the reader from the pastoral to the tragic world by denotations of language (see her adolescent self in a bikini: 'Skin blistered pink, / you might as well have picnicked in the desert / under 3 or 4 nuclear tests')."
Robert Pinksy
". . . an unpredictable, colloquial poetry that adapts the casual, protective sense of a generation's manners to the demands of art."
Lloyd Schwartz
"Joyce Peseroff makes a playful yet literally ominous poem called 'Farmer's Almanac' out of a list of words and phrases from that venerable volume. Words are something she cherishes, and poem after poem has its tasty surprises: aleatory, cinquefoil, crimped, monicker, Selectric, waggle, woofing, zonked. Words themselves, of course, are not the whole story, and in this eagerly anticipated volume, much of it piercingly elegiac, Peseroff's poems do what we wish all poetry would: make even sadness a source of pleasure, because her words always come alive, even (maybe even especially) in the process of lamenting what's been—or is about to be—lost."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887484490
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

JOYCE PESEROFF is the author of four books of poems and editor of three additional collections. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Artist Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Table of Contents

Chamberland Road
A Bad Jew
The Ridge
Ark in the Field
Natural Light
Near the Animals
Stray Moth, Asleep
Patience
Country House
Sauce for the Gander
Farmer's Almanac
August Anniversary
A Late Spring Song
Spring Cleaning Begins with Lines from Karl Marx
What I Heard at Sunset

Repair
Squeeze
Posthumous Birthday
Zeno's Paradox, or, My Mother's Forsythia
Museum of Childhood
My Mother's Old Kitchen
In Florida
The Knock
Belated Birthday Greetings
Lilacs on My Birthday
Bone
Catalogue
Paradise

Eastern Mountain Time
Afraid
Her Black Hair
Driving Past Purity Spring Resort
Man Painting in Fog
Love Letter to a Geologist
Great Derangement
Killings
The Ropes
Asiatic Lilies
June Walk on a Windy Day
Mushrooms in September
A Work of Imagination

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