Swan's Island


A reissuing of Swan?s Island, poetry by Elizabeth Spires.
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A reissuing of Swan’s Island, poetry by Elizabeth Spires.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030044236
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1985
  • Pages: 56

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH SPIRES is the author of four books of poetry, including Globe (Wesleyan, 1981), Annonciade (Viking, 1989), and Worldling (Norton, 1995). Swan’s Island, her second collection, was originally published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1985. Her awards and honors include the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sara Teasdale Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Baltimore and is Writer in Residence at Groucher College.
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Table of Contents

Angel 3
Letter from Swan's Island 4
The Falling 8
Crazy Quilt 10
My Daughter 12
Mascara 13
The Playground 14
A Book of Hours 16
Storyville Portraits 18
Young Girl on a Chair 24
Song of Renunciation 26
Second Story 29
Waving Goodbye 30
Ocean City: Early March 32
Sleeping in a Church 34
Street Scene 36
Espresso 37
Ghost of a Rose 38
Bread & Water 40
Woman Weighing Pearls 41
Whodunit 42
Clue Sestina 44
Cafe Luna 46
Two Shadows 49
Love's Body 50
"Ever-Changing Landscape" 51
Author's Note 56
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