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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822959878
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Pitt Poetry Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,428,550
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Beatty is the author of Boneshaker and Mad River, winner of the 1994 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Beatty is the cohost and producer of Prosody, a weekly radio program featuring the work of national writers. She teaches the Madwomen in the Attic Writing Workshop and in the MFA program at Carlow University.

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Table of Contents

1 To the cracked code and the inside job

I Saw One of Blake's Angels 3

Lip 6

2 Make it Beautiful

Skinning It 9

I'll Write the Girl 10

Prison Sex 11

To the Well-Meaning 12

Shooter 14

Flurry 15

Red Sugar 16

3 After Being Fired from the All-Night Greek Diner

The Phenomenology of Sex 21

American Night 22

In Helena 23

When Foucault Entered the Body 25

The Day I Stripped 27

Skeet Shooting Out West 28

Cave Music - Comet, Montana 29

4 I woke in the night

Hitchhike 35

Stray 38

The Long White 39

The Arrangements 41

Luck Was the Father 43

Long White Sky 44

Speculator Mine Disaster Butte, Montana, 1917 46

Procession 48

5 Red Song

Serum 51

A Necessary Waist: Plath Grows Thinner Reading Stein 56

6 Love Poem w/Start #2

A Vegas Thing 59

After 60

Dreaming Door 61

The Punch 62

Love Poem w/Start 64

7 After the narrowing, the map

Daughter of Blue Lake 69

Shower w/notebook 69

Sitting Nude 72

Notes 75

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