Swoon / Edition 2

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Overview


What does it mean to be a woman—a lover, mother and artist? In Swoon, Redel tackles the question of Eros as it animates domestic life. These are poems unafraid to embrace the sweetness of difficulty and the difficult sweetness of intimacy. Using short and extended lyric, prose poem, circular narrative, Redel refuses formal categorization, demanding of poetry a complex and textured vision of the female experience. Swoon is a robustly sexy, intelligent, daring book of poems.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
While some books can be read in a single sitting, this isn't one of them. Redel's characters don't walk the line between appetite and everything else so much as they dash back and forth across it, warming the pages so that readers who take up Swoon are likely to drop it from time to time and blow on their fingers as though they've grabbed a hot skillet. — David Kirby
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226706139
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Phoenix Poets Series Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Victoria Redel teaches in the creative writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and Vermont College. She is the author of the book of poems Already the World, which won the Wick Poetry Prize; a collection of stories, Where the Road Bottoms Out; and, most recently, the novel Loverboy, which won the Gable Novel Award and was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 2001.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Such Noises
Somewhere in the Glorious
And So I Went
Cabin Note
Damsels, I
No China
Swoon
Where We Fuck
Building the Church
Hallelujah Jam
Steerage
Pavane
This is the Dream of Margaret Meadows
Sail Well Like This, Hurry
Be So Kind
Stunt
Hot
Frontier
Marked
Another Cabin Note

Such Noises
The Palace of Weep
Boy Food Man
Strider
August
The Bounty
Bedecked
A Roving
Primary
Play
Wrong
Problem
Round
Bright Hill
Stop It
Where She Goes
The Jumper
It Is Sound We're After
Three Tweleve O'clocks in a Day

Such Noises
Altered Woman
International Woman
Intact Woman
Here Is Her Detailed List
Standing Woman
Tilted Woman
Prior Woman
Recorded Woman
Unnamed Woman
Cut Woman
Noisy Woman
Living Woman
The Vow

Notes

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