Wet Apples, White Blood [NOOK Book]

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Naomi Guttman's new poetry collection was inspired by the role of nursing in human evolution and culture. The first cycle of poems, "Wet Apples, White Blood," offers lyric glimpses into archetypes of breastfeeding women in history and myth. The dramatic action in the second cycle, "Galactopoesis," centers around the experience of a mother whose young child is hospitalized.

Galactopoesis is the medical term for the continued secretion and ...
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Wet Apples, White Blood

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Overview

Naomi Guttman's new poetry collection was inspired by the role of nursing in human evolution and culture. The first cycle of poems, "Wet Apples, White Blood," offers lyric glimpses into archetypes of breastfeeding women in history and myth. The dramatic action in the second cycle, "Galactopoesis," centers around the experience of a mother whose young child is hospitalized.

Galactopoesis is the medical term for the continued secretion and production of milk. It derives from the Greek radicals for 'milk' (galacto) and 'making' (poesis), which is also 'poetry.' In Wet Apples, White Blood, nursing, as a constant creative act dependent on the baby's demand, is a trope for the creative process and for questions of biology, psychology, and spirituality.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773578739
  • Publisher: MQUP
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Series: Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series, #18
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 88
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Naomi Guttman is the author of Reasons for Winter, which received the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for The League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She teaches English and creative writing at Hamilton College in central New
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Table of Contents


Prayer     3
1
Because thrift is not always a virtue     7
Daylight Savings     8
Spring     9
Equinox     10
Black Forest     11
Lot's Wife     12
Two Rivers, Montreal, 1669     13
Accident at Windsor Station, Montreal, Saint Patrick's Day, 1909     14
Virtuoso     15
X     16
Summer Sublet     17
For Rent     19
Shadow     21
Why we have lived so luckily     23
Dream Pockets     24
Sleeping Figures     25
2
Wet Apples, White Blood: A Cycle
Mary's Milk     29
Mrs. A's Vegetable Stand     30
Milk Muse     31
Mother Platypus     32
Instructions for the Child in the Womb     33
Inkling     34
At the Tomb of King Tut's Wet Nurse     35
Angel Maker     36
Medea     37
On the Difference Between Boys and Girls     38
Hera     39
3
Galactopoesis: A Cycle
Wind     43
Urgent Care     45
Breather     47
Ultrasounds     48
Incident Room     51
Ward     49
Real Living     55
The Mend     57
Autumn Song     59
4
Gestures of Living     63
Naming the Children     65
The Whelping     66
Katie Flower     67
Penguins at the Ecodome     69
Foreign Exchange     72
Day and Night     71
Girl in the Butterfly House     70
Amber Song     73
Goose Bay, Prince Edward Island     74
The Grass     77
Notes     79
Acknowledgments     89
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