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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this distinctive first collection of poetry, Pope ( A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry ) posits similar concerns to those expressed in her critical work. ``The bulbs loll like doll / heads in their plastic mesh'' she writes, lines that run the gamut of her subject matter: children, death, winter and the garden (those flowers that will not grow and the pervasiveness of those which manage to bloom). ``There is something of every good-bye in this. / Somehow it is always winter, / there is snow at the curb, / the driveways are gray,'' she writes in a poem recalling her childhood. Uniquely structured, the book first shows the poet as a young mother, then reminiscing about childhood (spurred by her father's funeral) and finally thrust into a present filled with self and others. So deeply rooted are these poems in personal experience and emotion that when Pope describes a boy lost in the forest, or includes academic ``painting poems'' in the book's final section, we sense her haunting identification with the figures portrayed: ``Daughters, daughters / their father's tints whisper, holding / a moment more the light, the long / pause of their century's spring.'' (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807117484
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Series: Poems Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Pope 's poetry has appeared in the Ohio Review, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Cutbank, and other magazines. Pope is the author of A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry and coeditor of Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy. A native of Cincinnati, she teaches at Duke University.

LSU Press

Deborah Pope 's poetry has appeared in the Ohio Review, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Cutbank, and other magazines. Pope is the author of A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry and coeditor of Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy. A native of Cincinnati, she teaches at Duke University.

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Table of Contents

Passage 3
Another Valentine 4
Salter Path 5
Two A.M. 7
Planting in December 8
Signs 9
The Boy on Roan Mountain 11
Photograph of a Woman Homesteader, Montana, 1870 12
Ritual 13
Sorrowing 15
On the Mountain 16
What We Meant to Say 17
Hard Climb Road 21
Palmer Lake 24
Loose Ends 25
The Dentist 27
Inheritance 28
There Is Something 29
Changeable Geography 30
Firstborn 35
The Secret 38
The Goodmother Croons of Little Hansel 39
Late 40
Preparation 42
Patrick's Point 43
Frank Benson, Portrait of My Daughters, 1907 44
Klimt, The Fulfillment 45
Rousseau, Les Joueurs, 1908 46
Rape 47
Still Life with Flowers 48
Happy 49
Peaches 51
Equinox 53
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