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God has retired to Florida, like everyone else. He can't sleep. He watches TV. In the long poem that opens Debora Greger's sixth book, God, he has retreated to the swamps, where, in the lush particulars of the subtropics, a singular moral world is discovered. Wherever Greger is, she has a traveler's eye; her poetry finds the past beneath the present-where the "Eden of Florida," as the last poem ironically calls it, is an Eden with alligators. This is the work of a powerful, meditative poet, whose God is ...
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Overview

God has retired to Florida, like everyone else. He can't sleep. He watches TV. In the long poem that opens Debora Greger's sixth book, God, he has retreated to the swamps, where, in the lush particulars of the subtropics, a singular moral world is discovered. Wherever Greger is, she has a traveler's eye; her poetry finds the past beneath the present-where the "Eden of Florida," as the last poem ironically calls it, is an Eden with alligators. This is the work of a powerful, meditative poet, whose God is deceptively quiet, perfectly timed, and seriously amused.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101177068
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Series: Poets, Penguin
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 181 KB

Meet the Author

Debora Greger is a poet and professor who has won grants and awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim foundation. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, and Paris Review.
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Table of Contents

God in Florida 1
Easter 1991 32
The British Museum 34
To a Blackbird 38
Miranda on the British Isles 41
British Rail 43
The Ruined Abbey 45
The Allotment Garden 48
The Twilight of England 50
A Property of the National Trust 53
Memoirs of a Saint 55
Eve at the Paradise 59
The Zoo in the Rain 61
The Overland Bus 65
The Laurel Tree by the River 67
To the Snow 69
Moss in the Hamptons 71
There Now 73
The Dead of Summer 75
Head, Perhaps of an Angel 77
Variante de la Tristesse: The Sadness of the Subtropics 80
Admiral of the Parking Lot 82
Persephone in the Underworld 84
The Civil War 89
Subtropical Elegy 90
The Eden of Florida 96
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