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Editorial Reviews

Joel Brouwer
Packed with extravagant sounds and elaborate vocabularies, Pyx is a great joy to read aloud.
— The New York Times
Library Journal
Lee, the owner and publisher of Winnow Press, has written a wonderful and strange first book in which poem after poem creates a dance between myth and the everyday to reveal the strangeness of a world we might otherwise call ordinary. As she asks in "Ten Cents a Dance," "Wasn't the goal/ of Venus/ to seduce, to gavotte/ with Death?" These poems are delightful in many ways, particularly in their exploration of music and myth. Their diction ranges from high to low, a rich tradition in English poetry dating back to Shakespeare. This kind of mixing requires true talent, and Lee offers a promising voice in this tradition. One hopes that we will see more of her work in the future. Collections specializing in contemporary American poetry should not be without this book, a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Recommended for large public and academic collections.-Heidi Arnold, formerly with American Theological Lib. Assn., Binghamton, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440626678
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Series: National Poetry Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 131 KB

Meet the Author

Corinne Lee's poems have appeared in publications ranging from the Beloit Poetry Journal to Fine Madness. She was educated at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Radcliffe Publishing Institute.

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Table of Contents

Lysistrata Motley 3
Manganese variation no. 2 4
Allegory of Venus and the oligarch 5
The passing by of Romeo Analect 6
The eponymous heroine 7
White flag 8
Slurry 9
Ten cents a dance 10
Lieder Mache 11
After the caves 12
Our lady of the divine sacrum 13
Swimmer lost in lake (midnight) 14
Petroushkas on the brook bank 17
Cockatrice at the washing machine 18
As bigfoot, 1 interpret our heyday 19
Past + paucity + H[subscript 2]O 20
Quail 21
In the leprosarium 22
Griselda 23
The narrows 24
A leprechaun's lexicon 25
Krakatoan 26
Farewell, our velociraptor 27
Failed ambush against flamingoes 31
Always a strapping apricot can be found 32
Eggbeater hymm (fifth in a series) 33
Excavation 34
Children's literature 35
A cauterant 36
Conquest of Bulwark 37
What of the alluvial priests 38
Abduction certitudes 39
Arcanum 41
The milkstone 42
The trilobite manifesto 43
Landscape with botched sacrifice to Fata Morgana 44
Following labor : alchemy 45
Unique forms of continuity within void 49
Conventions of paradise 50
Tabula Rasa 51
What we fail to read, is reading us 52
Thy cradle is green 54
Fillips of a fragmented valhalla 55
Lacuna 56
Striding forth, the newly minted 57
Substratum 58
The ecstasy of Saint Munchhausen (by proxy) 59
Risorgimento 60
Self-portrait with thorn necklet and crow 61
Consolations of bricolage 62
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