Overview

Soluble Fish transports readers to a place of discovery, exploring issues of borders, familial and love relationships, and other aspects of being human. Mary Jo Firth Gillett layers her poems in rich metaphor as she searches for meaning in everyday life. Contemplating a range of topics from teaching poetry to watching her father filet a fish, Gillett’s humorous and playful collection celebrates language and life.

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Overview

Soluble Fish transports readers to a place of discovery, exploring issues of borders, familial and love relationships, and other aspects of being human. Mary Jo Firth Gillett layers her poems in rich metaphor as she searches for meaning in everyday life. Contemplating a range of topics from teaching poetry to watching her father filet a fish, Gillett’s humorous and playful collection celebrates language and life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809387632
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Series: Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Award-winning poet Mary Jo Firth Gillett has published her work in numerous literary journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Harvard Review, and Poetry Northwest.

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Table of Contents


Contents
One
Itch, Scratch
Like a Deity, Like a Diatom
Of Pavlov
Sea Monkeys
Pollywog
Memory
Chicken Tile
Camping Out in the 50¿s
Hand-Me-Down Pantoum
Grandma¿s Fingerless Gloves
Airborne
Segue
Lighthouse
Fish Tales
Two
I ask¿
Word
Poem for the Hibiscus
Cardinal
Higgins Lake, Michigan, 9-11
Farmer, 1938
Dear Departed Reverend Grandfathers
Watching Dad Filet a Bass
Valences
Snowflake Obsidian
Of Snakes, Of Gluttony
A Note to the Skeptics
The bag lady
Hotel, Soldiers¿ Field Road, Boston
Small losses¿
Ladybug
Letter to the Muse 00
Three
Making Soup
Poppy Field, Lily Pond
What I Believe, with Four Final Words from Li-Young Lee
Electric Tomato
My Refrigerator, and Other Acts of Whim, of Faith
On Being Asked by a Student How You Know When a Poem Is Done
Timeline for Lovers
Animal!
Every memory is a dream
Your Mouth
Dad¿s Cornea Transplant
Lightning Bugs
Spindrift
World Enough
Notes 00
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