Thaw

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Julie Sheehan's Thaw is the second winner of the annual Poets Out Loud Prize for a book of poetry published each year by Fordham University Press in coordination with Fordham's Poets Out Loud program. Marie Ponsot, the judge for the 2000 Prize, chose Thaw from among nearly 500 manuscripts entered by poets from around the world. Her introduction is included in the volume. The landscape of Thaw is America but the vast field of language is bravely Shakespearian. Sheehan's poems roil through catalpa, maurade through...
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Julie Sheehan's Thaw is the second winner of the annual Poets Out Loud Prize for a book of poetry published each year by Fordham University Press in coordination with Fordham's Poets Out Loud program. Marie Ponsot, the judge for the 2000 Prize, chose Thaw from among nearly 500 manuscripts entered by poets from around the world. Her introduction is included in the volume. The landscape of Thaw is America but the vast field of language is bravely Shakespearian. Sheehan's poems roil through catalpa, maurade through familial and domestic brakes, and, ultimately, brim to the top of the old earthen pot. Everywhere the poems remind that the endless-were we truly able to grasp it-would astonish. Each poem celebrates the ingredients, practice, and serving up of the fugitive mortal banquet, from pudding to bone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823221691
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Series: Poets Out Loud Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Sheehan's first collection of poems was Thaw. In addition to the Barnard Women Poets Prize, Sheehan has won the Paris Review Bernard F. Conners Prize for Poetry and the Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Memorial Award. She lives on Long Island, New York, and is currently a visiting professor at Hamilton College.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Gardiners Landing (Love Song from Later in Life) 3
For a Mother and Daughter 4
Flame Paper 14
Cardinals on Kauai (Nursery Rhyme for Later in Life) 15
Swing Set, 1972 16
Presents 19
Quaking Aspen 20
Vienna, I Don't Love You 24
Feeding Frenzy 27
104 [degrees] 28
Sonnets Overheard in SoHo 30
Cutworm 33
Almost Summer Heat 35
Hats of Brooklyn 36
Sioux Gone, No One's Home 38
On an Eccentric Lady Who Turned Her Apartment into an Arboretum 39
The Brooklyn Museum 41
Assassins in Love 44
Thaw 47
Ash Grove of Ash 48
Cast Stones 49
Lilies of Gethsemane 51
Under Stars 52
Summer Chapels 53
His Arid Ways 55
Smale Byrdys Y-Stwde 56
Valley Forge 63
Patriots of America 64
Anne Bradstreet's Fire 65
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