This Close to the Earth

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The Pope Joan section, 1992 winner of the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize from Poetry Magazine
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The Pope Joan section, 1992 winner of the Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize from Poetry Magazine
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"Enid Shomer writes tautly elegant, passionate lyrics. The exactitudes of forms that other poets often find daunting elicit from her seemingly effortless yet remarkable images. This is a book full of feeling that marries art to craft."—Maxine Kumin
From the Publisher
"Enid Shomer writes tautly elegant, passionate lyrics. The exactitudes of forms that other poets often find daunting elicit from her seemingly effortless yet remarkable images. This is a book full of feeling that marries art to craft."—Maxine Kumin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557282569
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1992
  • Pages: 71
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Fishing Seahorse Reef 2
For Those Who Are No Longer Young 4
Reading a Violent Love Poem to the Deaf 6
Villa Maria 8
Hydrotherapy 10
Sestina for Indian Summer 12
Wanting His Child 14
The Naturalist's Ritual 15
For Those Saved in the Army-Navy Medical Museum 16
Romantic, at Horseshoe Key 18
First Day of the Season 20
Synecdoche for Many Men 22
Floating Islands 23
Fugue 24
I Picture You at Your Piano 26
Among the Cows 28
Pope Joan 32
From the Wailing Wall 42
At Dawn 44
Bypass 47
On Jekyll Island 48
To the Field of Reeds 51
Shards 53
Freestyle, on the First of Tishri 55
Learning CPR 56
Into the Motion of Other Things 58
The Suit Too Small, the Words 59
The Last Father Poem 64
Refusing the Call 65
The Dig at Caesarea Maritima 66
The Uncommon Hours 68
Notes 71
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