Journey: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1999

Journey: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1999

by Kathleen Norris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822957612

ISBN-13: 9780822957614

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Kathleen Norris has touched readers throughout America with her thoughtful and provocative memoirs of faith: Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, The Cloister Walk, and Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. She is equally admired for her poetry of engagement with the spiritual world and its landscapes. Journey includes poems from three

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Kathleen Norris has touched readers throughout America with her thoughtful and provocative memoirs of faith: Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, The Cloister Walk, and Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. She is equally admired for her poetry of engagement with the spiritual world and its landscapes. Journey includes poems from three previous books spanning thirty years, along with a generous selection of new work that continues her radically individual celebration of the sacredness of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822957614
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,208,426
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

A Prayer to Eve3
1969-1973
Celebrations7
The Angel8
Tomorrow9
Falling Off10
Running through Sleep11
Evaporation Poems12
Stomach14
Eve Alone, in the Garden of Eden15
Listening to Music Alone16
Blue Mountain17
Bean Song18
Excerpts from the Angel Handbook19
Space Walk/Self Portrait22
Kansas Anymore24
At a Window, New York City25
1974-1981
On the Northwest Hiawatha29
Inheritance31
Cows33
On the Land34
New Year's Eve in Bismarck, North Dakota35
The Dancers36
The Middle of the World37
Calentures38
A Place on Grand River39
Getting Lucky41
The Year of Common Things43
Harvest44
Dust45
Washing Dishes Late at Night47
A Poem about Faith48
1982-1986
For My Aunt Mary53
Perennials55
Pommes de Terre56
Housecleaning58
The Wedding at the Courthouse60
Young Lovers with Pizza62
Eve of St. Agnes in the High School Gym63
The Blue Light64
Numbers66
The Age of Reason68
Little Girls in Church70
The Gift of Tears72
How I Came to Drink My Grandmother's Piano74
The Monastery Orchard in Early Spring75
Land of the Living76
A Letter to Paul Carroll, Who Said I Must Become a Catholic so That I Can Pray for Him78
"The Sky is Full of Blue and Full of the Mind of God"80
The Wine81
The Astronomy of Love83
Why the Image of a Starry Womb Is Not Poetic Claptrap but Good Science85
Taking the Blue86
1987-1999
Cinderella in Kalamazoo89
Giveaway91
Ascension93
The Ignominy of the Living94
Epiphany96
A.J.'s Passage97
Mysteries of the Incarnation98
Luke 14: A Commentary101
Return of Swamp Thing102
Three Wisdom Poems104
Children of Divorce107
Afterward109
The Companionable Dark111
What Song, Then?113
Goodness114
Naming the Living God115
Emily in Choir116
The Tolling117
Hide and Seek119
La Vierge Romane121
The Room123
Who Do You Say That I Am?124
Nutrition125
The Presbyterian Women Serve Coffee at the Home126
Gold of Ophir127
Body and Blood128
Acknowledgments130

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