Some Things Words Can Do [Includes A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet, orig. pub. in 1993]

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In her new poems, Collins explores our capacity for violence and subtle forms of cruelty, as well as the disturbing power of words themselves to hurt and divide us. But she also reminds us that the language of lyric is most restorative when it makes demands upon us; when it is, as in these deeply intelligent poems, both graceful and athletic.
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Overview

In her new poems, Collins explores our capacity for violence and subtle forms of cruelty, as well as the disturbing power of words themselves to hurt and divide us. But she also reminds us that the language of lyric is most restorative when it makes demands upon us; when it is, as in these deeply intelligent poems, both graceful and athletic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878818744
  • Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Pages: 131
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Some Things Words Can Do 9
Pinks 13
Floor Study 18
Deer Crow Fox 19
In the Days of 21
Cuts 22
Nothing Doing 25
Okay So What 26
Concrete Mixer 27
Later That Day 28
Valse Triste 30
Points 33
Lines 34
Lets 35
Likes 36
Lies 37
Rights 38
Times 39
Means 40
Races 41
Sides 42
Lake 45
Cloud-Play for Four Hands 46
In the Mist of Almost Blue 49
Middle 50
Vacant Lots 53
The Language It Would Speak 54
Re: House(s) 55
Conveyance 58
Forest for the Trees 59
Discourse 60
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