Eye Level


A reissuing of Eye Level, the debut collection of poetry by Jane Shore.
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A reissuing of Eye Level, the debut collection of poetry by Jane Shore.
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Meet the Author

JANE SHORE grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey. Her first collection of poems, Eye Level, won the 1977 Juniper Prize; her second book, The Minute Hand, won the 1986 Lamont Poetry Prize, awarded by The Academy of American Poets; her third, Music Minus One, was a 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; and her most recent collection, Happy Family, was published by Picador in 1999. She received a fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute, an Alfred Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a Goodyear Fellow at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia, and a Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at The George Washington University. She has twice received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts. A Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard University, Jane Shore was also Visiting Distinguished Poet at the University of Hawaii. Her poems have been published in numerous magazines, including Poetry (for which she received The Bess Hokin Award), The New Republic, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Tikkun, and The New Yorker. She is a professor at The George Washington University and lives in
Washington, D.C., and in Vermont with her husband, the novelist Howard Norman, and their daughter, Emma.
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Table of Contents

The Advent Calendar
The Glass Paperweight
Animals That Die in Our Houses
A Letter Sent to Summer

Second Story Sunlight
Home Movies: 1949
The Princess and the Pea
Lot's Wife
An Astronomer's Journal
Fortunes Pantoum
An Astronaut's Journal
Epigram of the Smothering Lover

The Lifeguard
Night Flight
The Sleeper Watched: Three Studies
The Reader
This World without Miracles

Sounding the Lake
Iowa Spring Viewed from a Plane
The Anniversary
The Eclipse, the Still Life and the Painter
The Sniper as Axis Mundi
Mud Season: Vermont
Landscape with Trees
The Necklace of Anger
Survival Tactics
Landing Off Season

Eye Level

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