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Paper Back New Many of us favor drawing our own constellations, and maybe that's Jeanine Hathaway's point. Her poetry (and the life we find within it) seems to follow that ... course. She moves within this collection (winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry) as nun, lover and mother, ''each true to her own. '' Her use of language is clear and willing to risk damnation for redemption, ''not knowing whether / we've been struck by lightning or by love. '' Read in succession, these poems build on each other. They form their own community, a body finding God ''in a shirt of poppies''or in the voice of a mad priest consecrating a bakery truckload of bread. The Self as Constellation is a fine theology--gritty and incarnate. Read more Show Less

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The Self as Constellation forges a complex story from moments often bluntly, simply, straightforwardly caught.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574411447
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry Series
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Death and Tracking 3
The Self as Constellation 4
Preparing the Way 5
Poem for Christmas 6
Looking Both Ways 7
World Without End 8
Like A Jaguar 9
Methods of Organization 10
The Left Hand Is Complement 11
Among the Very Young at Art 12
Sinister 13
Sarah's Advice to the Later Children 14
In Random Fields of Impulse and Repose 15
After Separation 16
After Another Death 17
Eclipse 18
Misperceptions 19
For the Recently Single, A Date Means 20
Woman Named for Her Dead Mother 21
The Self as Linear with a Bell at the End 22
Reconnaissance 23
When the Bough Breaks 24
Sometimes the Coming of Babies 25
An Urban Cosmology 26
Difference in Ages 27
Fido 28
The Turning Point 29
Mercy as the Constant 30
Magnificat 32
Near the End of the Affair 33
The Look of Things 34
Arbor Vitae 35
Working Class Girl Makes Good 36
Time and Motion 37
Two Poets in the Family 38
Walking My Baby Back Home 39
Convent Radio During Storm Season 40
The Eschatological Wardrobe 41
Custom-Painted Shoes 42
Translation of Lights 43
Noon: The Balancing Hour 44
World Enough 46
Wonder Bread 47
A Way 51
Grounding 52
Grandmother God 53
Lying-In 54
The Name of God Is 55
Inside, The Landscape 56
Conversation with God 57
As in Icons 58
Correspondence 59
The Temptation to Pride 60
What the Woman Mutters at the Mouth of her Cave 61
Two Steps Forward 62
Vocation 63
Something the Woman Dreams 64
Visitors and Their Various Evidence 65
Rumination 66
Gifts of the Spirit 67
Shaping the Past 68
Mercy 69
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