Late Wife: Poems [NOOK Book]

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LSU Press

Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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Late Wife: Poems

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Overview

LSU Press

Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807157572
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Southern Messenger Poets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 741,744
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Claudia Emerson is also the author of the poetry books Pharaoh, Pharaoh and Pinion: An Elegy, both published in Dave Smith's Southern Messenger Poets series. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Southern Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, New England Review, and other journals. The recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Aftermath 5
Photograph : farm auction 6
Rent 7
Surface hunting 9
Waxwing 10
Chimney fire 11
Eight ball 13
Pitching horseshoes 14
The last Christmas 15
Metaphor 17
Possessions 18
A bird in the house 19
The Spanish lover 20
Frame 21
My grandmother's plot in the family cemetery 25
The change 26
Breaking up the house 27
House-sitting 28
Second bearing, 1919 29
Drought 31
The Audubon collection 32
The practice cage 34
Atlas 36
Migraine : aura and aftermath 38
Artifact 41
The hospital 42
Pond turtle 43
Daybook 44
The cough 45
The x-rays 46
Corrective 47
Homecoming 48
Driving glove 49
Furnace 50
Stringed instrument collection 51
Old English 52
Leave no trace 53
Buying the painted turtle 54
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    VISUAL AND POETIC REFLECTIONS

    This book is an eloquent statement of the author's emotional relationships to her past and her present. The lovely cover painting, by David Graeme Baker, is a perfect introduction for the quietude of her words.

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