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Winner of the l996 National Poetry Series, judged and selected by William Matthews.
"This collection of beguiling poems . . . takes as its avenue into experience the palpable, quotidian objects of the intimate environment. A barometer, an arrangement of flowers, a vase, a carpet, a pyramid of oranges in a city marketplace are seen and then entered as one might enter the action of a film. . . . There is something of the child's wondrous way of seeing the world that electrifies." ...

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Winner of the l996 National Poetry Series, judged and selected by William Matthews.
"This collection of beguiling poems . . . takes as its avenue into experience the palpable, quotidian objects of the intimate environment. A barometer, an arrangement of flowers, a vase, a carpet, a pyramid of oranges in a city marketplace are seen and then entered as one might enter the action of a film. . . . There is something of the child's wondrous way of seeing the world that electrifies." — Boston Globe "Jeanne Beaumont's poems are smart and full of feeling, heartbreakingly in love with the snares and clarities of the language she writes in, and lit throughout by a kind of wry wonder." — William Matthews "How rare to discover so sly and disarming, so luminous and compelling a debut." — David St. John

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393318913
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/1999
  • Series: The National Poetry Ser.
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Marie Beaumont lives in New York City. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Harper's, The Nation, Antioch Review, and Boulevard.

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Table of Contents

The Valley of My Attention 3
Placebo Effects 5
Magic Carpet 8
Commerce 9
City 11
Visual Field Test 13
Barometrics 16
Judging the Book by Its Cover 17
Contrariwise 19
Frangipani 22
She Speaks from Experience 25
A Lesson 27
Vase 29
Arrangement 31
Photographing the Dolls 33
Childhood of the Invisible Woman 35
Rorschach 37
Sleeping in Your House 39
Journey 41
Continuing City 43
More Raw Data 45
Proxy 49
Stratum Corneum 51
Domestic Diary 52
Gilt-edged Mirror 53
Objects in the Eye Are Closer than They Appear 55
Road Trip 57
Found City 59
St. One 61
The Others 63
Excavation 65
Mr. Ripley Writes a Preface 67
Mrs. Ripley Gets It Off Her Chest 69
Writ of Ritual 71
Still 72
My Demure 74
Female Navigation (1818) 75
The Yellow Dress 77
Two Bowls 79
The First Red Place 80
The Last Blue Place 82
Pearl Hour 84
Notes 86
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