Reckless Wedding


Reckless Wedding, Maria Flook?s first collection of poems, was chosen for the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series in 1982 and it also received The Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award. The New York Times wrote: ?This poet has the power to see unexpected resemblances?a wonderfully unsettling mix of sexual contamination and back-attic mustiness.?
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Reckless Wedding, Maria Flook’s first collection of poems, was chosen for the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series in 1982 and it also received The Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award. The New York Times wrote: “This poet has the power to see unexpected resemblances—a wonderfully unsettling mix of sexual contamination and back-attic mustiness.”
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MARIA FLOOK has published a second collection of poems, Sea Room, and four books of fiction. Her first novel, Family Night, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, was awarded a PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation. She has also published two collections of short fiction, a new novel, Open Water, about which The New Yorker wrote: “Flook has fashioned a beautiful book out of the unlikeliest elements.”

A recipient of a Pushcart Prize for fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Maria Flook teaches in the Core Faculty of the Graduate Writing Seminars at Bennington College. She lives in Truro, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

The Childlike Lives of the Sweep Second Hand and the Single Mother
The Late-Shift Comptroller
It Can’t Be from Love
For a Father
Poem for Prevention
Snow Statement
The Crippled Heart
Poison Cloud
Talking Back
Imaginary Photograph of Myself Holding a Pumpkin
A New Career
Ants in a White Peony
The Icehouse Mystery
Crime Wave

In Love
Radio Request
Strangers: Many Perfect Examples
Spider Lesson
Passion Sense: Driving, Ice, Driving
Diving Alone

Reckless Wedding
Years of This
Expedition to Sincerity
Missing from Home
Faithful Excommunicates
The Silverside Girl
No Rain in Delaware
Elegy for Mothers and Orphans

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