Myrrh/ My Life as a Screamer

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From the introduction: "Roche follows the orders of the poem rather than making the poem bend to her will. When one realizes how profoundly Myrrh comes from the practice on all levels, how successfully she pulls off one of the riskiest of endeavors.one begins to grasp... a highly original, courageous, mature, beautiful singularity of Voice, Theme, Sound, Image, etc., making up a brilliant whole."— Sharon Doubiago

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Overview

From the introduction: "Roche follows the orders of the poem rather than making the poem bend to her will. When one realizes how profoundly Myrrh comes from the practice on all levels, how successfully she pulls off one of the riskiest of endeavors.one begins to grasp... a highly original, courageous, mature, beautiful singularity of Voice, Theme, Sound, Image, etc., making up a brilliant whole."— Sharon Doubiago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930773304
  • Publisher: Black Heron Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

"Myrrh: Murmur of Life," 3
Myrrh 13
Trying the Ways We Know 14
Desire 15
Why She Went to the Woods 16
We Balance Each Other's Night and Daylight Needs 17
They Think About Escape 19
Aerial Escape 20
Anatomy and Destiny 21
Letter Home When Home Has Shifted on Her Haunches 22
Basement 24
Camille 25
She Searches 27
The Sound I Learned from My Mother's Song 28
Alternate Insomnia at the Lake in Winter 29
Night Passage 30
Desire in Laughing Seascape 32
Helen: When They Called Her Witch 34
Dendrites 36
Love in a Lifeboat 38
Helen: The Questions 39
But It Takes Till Then 41
Dancing Dreams My Mother Had, I in Utero 42
Myrrha 43
Three 46
After Sleep 47
Circles 48
Requiem 50
The Release 52
Green River 54
After the Revolution 56
The Open Book Comes Off the Page 58
Thunder After Thunder, Returning Like Rhyme 60
Social Security 61
Trying the Ways We Know, Part II 65
April 66
The Flowers 67
The Night We Hollered Down the Tunnel in the Dell 68
The Forest at Night and on Into 69
The Bones of the Priestess Loom Large on the Beach 70
The Bait 71
Lovers 73
The White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind Boy 75
Petroglyph Poem 77
Changing on the Road 81
Letter to Li T'ai-Po 83
Pinnipedia 84
My Life in Letters 85
We Take a Night Boat Ride Together 86
Parthenos 87
Mnemosyne 89
My Life as a Screamer 91
Hostia 99
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