The Father of the Predicaments / Edition 1

The Father of the Predicaments / Edition 1

by Heather McHugh
     
 

Whether sorrowful or sassy, the poems in this new collection bear McHugh's signature: a lively love for the very language she bewares.See more details below

Overview

Whether sorrowful or sassy, the poems in this new collection bear McHugh's signature: a lively love for the very language she bewares.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819565068
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
11/29/2001
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

HEATHER MCHUGH is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at the University of Washingotn in Seattle. She also regularly reaches in the low-residency MFA Program at Warren Wilson college, near Ashville, N.C. She is the author of five books of poetry: Hinge & Sign: Poems, 1968-1993(Wesleyan, 1994), Shades (Wesleyan, 1988), To the Quick (Wesleyan, 1987) A World of Difference (Houghton Mifflin, 1981), and Dangers (Houghton Mifflin, 1997). She has translated three volumes of poetry: Because the Sea Is Black: Poems by Blaga Dimitrova (with co-translator Nikolai Popov, Wesleyan, 1989), D’Après Tout: Poems by Jean Fallain (Princeton, 1982), and Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan (with co-translator Nikolai Popov, Wesleyan, 2000). In 1993, Wesleyan published her literary essays, Broken English: Poetry and Partiality. Her version of Euripides’ Cyclops (with an introduction by David Konstan) is forthcoming in a new series from Oxford University Press. Hinge & Sign: Poems, 1968-1993 was named a finalist for the national Book Award in 1994. Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan won the Griffin Prize in 2001. In 1999 she was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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Table of Contents

Not a Prayer3
Not Unterrified21
Past All Understanding23
Moon and TV25
One Woe27
Three To's and an Oi28
Fast30
Questions for the Moon (after Rainer Maria Rilke)31
The Father of the Predicaments32
For Raya33
Spill of Howl37
Ghazal of the Better-Unbegun39
So Thick?40
My Hexahedron Mated with His Cone42
The Starrier the Scarier43
Wise Ease44
Out of Mind45
Mens in the West46
If Only47
Streaming Audio48
Sun Grounded in Sky-Pool49
Dust Jacket50
Verdict52
Neitherer Brings Charges53
Sizing55
The Brink56
The Gulf Between the Given and the Gift57
Not So Fast58
A Night Is All59
Ein Ander60
The Water61
Deposition of the Seer62
A Salt: Three Variations on Five Senses63
Cartographer at Home64
Nano-Knowledge68
Open Air70
Interior (after Paul Valery)71
Qua Qua Qua75
Etymological Dirge77
Acknowledgments79

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