The Mother/Child Papers: With a new preface by the author

The Mother/Child Papers: With a new preface by the author

by Alicia Ostriker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822960338

ISBN-13: 9780822960331

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

In 1970, as the war in Vietnam was heating up, Ostriker was awaiting the birth of her son. On April 30, President Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia. On May 14, four students were shot and killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University. The poems in this collection confront Ostriker’s  personal tumult  as she considered the world she had

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Overview

In 1970, as the war in Vietnam was heating up, Ostriker was awaiting the birth of her son. On April 30, President Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia. On May 14, four students were shot and killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University. The poems in this collection confront Ostriker’s  personal tumult  as she considered the world she had brought her son into.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822960331
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

I Cambodia 1

II Mother/Child 7

III The Spaces 31

Letter to M. 33

Song of the Abandoned One 34

Macbeth and the Kids in the Cabin at Chester 35

Things to Remember of Eve 36

In the Autumn of My Thirty-Seventh Birthday 37

Exile 40

The Spaces 41

Propaganda Poem: Maybe for Some Young Mamas 43

The Leaf Pile 50

The Seven Samurai, The Dolly, and Mary Cassatt 52

The Change 53

One, to Fly 55

In the Dust 56

His Speed and Strength 58

IV This Power 59

One Marries 61

This Power 64

Dream 65

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