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Inside the Yellow Dress

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Poetry. The dress of INSIDE THE YELLOW DRESS is both the clothing of childhood, of girlhood in particular, and the garment of language we all put on. "This is a book about expectations, about not having any, and about how the language gives us more than we deserve anyway: 'Her mouth is, moving toward / everything.' Everything is just about right to describe the scope of this voice, this amazing book by one of our truly significant poets" - Bin Ramke.
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Overview


Poetry. The dress of INSIDE THE YELLOW DRESS is both the clothing of childhood, of girlhood in particular, and the garment of language we all put on. "This is a book about expectations, about not having any, and about how the language gives us more than we deserve anyway: 'Her mouth is, moving toward / everything.' Everything is just about right to describe the scope of this voice, this amazing book by one of our truly significant poets" - Bin Ramke.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930974098
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: New Issues Poetry Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary Ann Samyn is the author of four books of poetry, including PURR (New Issues, 2005). Her work has won the Emily Dickinson Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the James Wright Poetry Award from Mid-American Review, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches in the MFA program at West Virginia University.
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Table of Contents

Inside the Yellow Dress (1) 7
I. Do you know subtraction?
Entering the Text 11
Moving Away from an Event 13
November 14
Poem with a Riddle in It 15
Private Tunnel (3) 17
Self-Portrait as an Animal Skinned and Hung 18
Voice Box 19
II. I could keep it low--
Bog 25
Self-Portrait as the Wallpaper with Little Stoves 26
Poem of Interrupted Charm 27
I'll Take This and This 30
A Career Guide for Girls 31
Poem with Light on Its Shoulder 33
III. A little splendor is nice
Laughter, Darkness 37
Wish You Were Here 38
The Path from You Back to Me 39
Poem of One Hand Waving 40
I Go Inside, I Go Out 41
Poem with a Question in Its Pocket 42
When the Soul Comes Out of the Body 44
IV. I thought a little thought
Plate Fragments 49
Of Mixed Origin 50
Poem without Flowers, Cranes, or Clouds 51
Against Birds, i.e., Women, i.e., Writing 52
Self-Portrait as H.D.'s Analysis with Freud 53
Dreamstuff 54
V. There was a glimmer of it
Fluid, Secret, Center 59
Egyptology and Demolition 60
Aside 61
Another Glacier Museum 63
Fabric/Lyric 64
After (thought 65
VI. This is sweet too--
Wish Book 71
Hula Girl 72
The Art of Kissing 73
Structure and Surface 75
Tilde 76
Inside the Yellow Dress (2) 79
Notes 81
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