Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form

by Matthea Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1882295269

ISBN-13: 9781882295265

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Alice James Books

Comic, elegaic, and always formally intricate, using political allegory and painterly landscape, philosophic story and dramatic monologue, these poems describe a moment when something marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a single day, a year, or an entire life.

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Comic, elegaic, and always formally intricate, using political allegory and painterly landscape, philosophic story and dramatic monologue, these poems describe a moment when something marvelous and unforeseen alters the course of a single day, a year, or an entire life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882295265
Publisher:
Alice James Books
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,366,394
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Translation
Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form3
Nude on a Horsehair Sofa by the Sea5
This Holds Water7
Outside the Russian-Turkish Baths8
Self-Portraits9
Ornamental12
Paint Your Steps Blue15
The Festival of Giovedi Grasso17
By Bicycle18
Objective Fatigue19
The Need for Consistency20
Frederick Courteney Selous's Letters to His Love22
In Defense of Our Overgrown Garden29
The State of Expectation30
Memento Mori32
The Oboe Player35
Napoleon's Gardens36
How All Things Vestigial Gained Prestige37
More Sketches for a Beautiful Hat38
Minarets & Pinnacles39
The Gem Is on Page Sixty-Four41
Thermae42
Lessons in Seeing46
Gradations of Blue49
Letting Go50
The Illuminated Manuscript52
Image Cast by a Body Intercepting Light56
Ceiling Unlimited Series57
One Filament Against the Firmament66

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