Hostage: New and Selected Poems

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Fragos?s poetry is hostage to nothing but her unique voice
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Overview

Fragos’s poetry is hostage to nothing but her unique voice
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What People Are Saying

Marie Ponsot
“Emily Fragos is a thin-skinned, tough-minded poet of this world. Her sensual sensibility is unrestrained by conventional perceptual grids. Her poems take us by surprise. . . . Fragos’s trust in language is fruitful, and justified. No word she writes is an advertisement for herself. The out-going empathy which moves her now and then even allows her moments in which persons, acts, things, and self are poised as if reconciled. We are enlarged by her resonant verbal imagination.”
Marie Ponsot
"Emily Fragos is a thin-skinned, tough-minded poet of this world. Her sensual sensibility is unrestrained by conventional perceptual grids. Her poems take us by surprise. . . . Fragos's trust in language is fruitful, and justified. No word she writes is an advertisement for herself. The out-going empathy which moves her now and then even allows her moments in which persons, acts, things, and self are poised as if reconciled. We are enlarged by her resonant verbal imagination."
Marie Ponsot, Boston Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931357937
  • Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

EMILY FRAGOS is an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing at NYU and Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and The Paris Review. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Little Savage and editor of the anthologies The Great Cat, The Dance, and Music’s Spell. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Nemesis
To Pavese
Bach Fugue
Horsehead at a Parisian Fair
A Tapestry of Père Bourgeois
Kyrie
19 Chopin Waltzes
Beast of Burden
Kafka’s Sister
The Actor
The Child, Joseph Cornell
Little Mercutios
Away
Little O, Earth
Spindlers
Must
The Lake
For Helen, My Sister
Silent Movie
The Juggler’s Hands
To the Knee
The Last Circus on Earth
Hereafter
Insomnia
Fortune
Balanchine’s Male Dancers
Into Great Silence
The Blind are Sleeping
Chopiniana for Kasper Hauser
Winter Carnival in a Small Flemish Town
Quartet for the End of Time
For Them
Winter Gigue
Disvertissement
Muses
Asbury Park
Art Brut
Figure with Hat
The Cellar
On Forgetting
Hostage
An Old Illness
Notre Dame of Paris
Lazarus, Come Out
Anacreon
Suzanne Farrell, Davidsbündlertänze
Hibernation
Metanoia
Middle World
God of Sleep
To Balanchine
[Exit, Pursued by a Bear.
Chernobyl
SELECTED POEMS FROM LITTLE SAVAGE
A Note on Emily Fragos’s Little Salvage – Richard Howard
Apollo’s Kiss
Mondays
Medieval
Glenn Gould, Dead at 50
Graces
The Art of the Insane
Logic
Visitations, but None Come
Host
While You Slept
Cri de Coeur
The Path
The Drowned
Company
In the Egyptian Museum
In Memoriam
Sorrow
Hall of Records
Increase of Appetite
The Scarlatti Sun
Notes
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