Winter Numbers

Overview

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
In her seventh volume Marilyn Hacker confronts life and death at the end of our genocidal century, making another extraordinary contribution to the feminist and lesbian canon.
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Overview

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
In her seventh volume Marilyn Hacker confronts life and death at the end of our genocidal century, making another extraordinary contribution to the feminist and lesbian canon.
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Editorial Reviews

Hayden Carruth
“Through the terrors of death, history, pain, and love, Marilyn Hacker's mind moves like a laser beam. These poems are among the most incisive pieces of writing we have. As for the writing, the poetry, it is brilliant.”
Maxine Kumin
“Winter Numbers is Hacker at the top of her form, bending rhyme and meter to her uses, dazzling us with her formalist prowess and breaking our hearts with her impassioned narrative.”
Grace Shulman - The Nation
“Winter Numbers is her strongest book to date.”
Maxine Kumin
“Winter Numbers is Hacker at the top of her form, bending rhyme and meter to her uses, dazzling us with her formalist prowess and breaking our hearts with her impassioned narrative.”
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This seventh volume of poems by NBA winner Hacker was nominated for an NBCC. (Oct.)
Library Journal
"In Hacker we have a poet who has gone to the center while broadening the periphery," said LJ's reviewer when these two works were published jointly. (LJ 9/15/94)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393313734
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

The winner of the National Book Award,
the PEN/Voelcker Award, and two Lambda
Literary Awards, Marilyn Hacker is the author of twelve previous collections of poetry and fifteen collections of translations.
She lives in Paris.
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Table of Contents

Against Elegies 11
Nearly a Valediction 19
Terminal 21
A Note Downriver 22
Corona 23
Groves of Academe 27
Days of 1987 28
Elysian Fields 31
One More Car Poem for Julie 33
Chiliastic Sapphics 34
Annunciation: 8 A.M. 36
Her Ring 38
Letter on June 15 39
Quai Saint-Bernard 41
Letter to a Wound 43
Letter to Julie in a New Decade 47
For K. J., Between Anniversaries 51
An Absent Friend 54
Cleis 55
Dusk: July 58
For a Fiftieth Anniversary 61
Street Scenes I-V 63
Days of 1992 70
Year's End 75
Cancer Winter 77
August Journal 91
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