And They Shall Wear Purple: New and Selected Poems

And They Shall Wear Purple: New and Selected Poems

by Jean Hollander

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Overview

“the color of the soul”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937679620
Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JEAN HOLLANDER, acclaimed poet and translator from both Italian and German, received the Bares Award for Crushed into Honey. She has taught at Princeton University and Brooklyn and Columbia Colleges.

Table of Contents

CHRUSHED INTO HONEY
Birthing
End of Memory
The Bearers and Those Bereaved
On the Death of a Child
The Planting
Threads
Cornelia
A Common Affliction
Stone's Crust
Black Burial Ground
Isolde, Dead in Vichy France
A Journalist Interviews Two Women in Cambodia
Days of Nature
“Sleep and Other Refreshments ”
Snowfall
With My Son on the Trail
Hunkering
Dark Retinas
Horsethieves
The Rabid Fox Case
A Mistake Once Made
The Bug Zapper
On the Raspberry Path with the Local Cop
The Wheel of Love
White on Black
Above the Frost
A Party
Habits of Love
Rue Anemone
Demons
Birds slant against the light
Dog Days/Dog Nights
Small Signs
“Hope is the thing with feathers”
Etruscan Discoveries, Rome
The Baths of Caracalla
Semi-Wild
Finally a Manger
Painting on Wood
The Other Side of a Medieval Tapestry
We Do No Die—The World Takes Leave of Us: An Edvard Munch Triptych
Into the Eye
The Betrayal of Josephus
Before Something Falls
MOONDOG
Moondog
Pet Shop
Horowitz Playing the Piano
A Mix-up in Dante
A Negative Offered and Withdrawn
Lesson #1
The Wind with Beaks
Stop
The Mandarin
In the City, the Mandarin Is Unhappy
The Mandarin Has Lived
Sloughing
The Concluding Cry
The Chosen
After Going West
On the St. Perpetua Trail
Strings of Mourning
Grief
Elizabeth, Under Snow
The Locust Tree
A Kwakiutil Woman Speaks to Her Dead Child
Sunday, 6:15P.M.
The Calling of Peter and Andrew
The Banality of Good
Pruning (I)
Periwinkles
Mole Baiter
Cow Poem
“I'm Confessing that I Love You . . .”
Grooves
The Woman From Poland
Black Ice
Reality of Green in Florence
The Merchant's Wife
Xenotransplant
A Plague of Locusts
The Promised Land
Fiddlehead Greens
King Kong Daddy at the Movies
Resin Leaching from Open Roots
Tables
When the Strings of Morning Opened
ORGANS AND BLOOD
Organs and Blood
Ols Movies
Direction
Despair
Persephone's Return
What You See Is Not
Ursus Horribilis
The Making of a Saint
In the Middle of the World
Pluperfect
Midnight between July 4th and 5th
Griefbane
In Skinner's Learning Box
Flowers Smell of It to my brother
Father Still
Figures and Filigrees
Out of the Night
Moonflowers
In Memory
In the painting
Unfinished Da Vinci
The Messiah Comes to Hopewell
To Buchinol and Return
Gynecological Check-up
Cleaning Out My Mothers-in-Law's House
In Lenk I read the Zauberberg
Manhattan Sightings
Capsicum
Love Is What You Eat
Paradiso, Restaurant Français
Translating Paradise
Frost in Washington
Beheadings
Moon Tracks
Elect in Arkansas
Inheritance
Transformer
6 a.m. walk on old snow
Bodies of Light
Here
COUNTERPOINT
Counterpoint
Light on Oil and Water
The Humor of It
The Iron Maiden of Grief
Cristo Morto
Lazarus Again
This Is the Way
Pruning (II)
Mare Frigoris
Mare Imbrium
TORN LOVE
Ubi Caritas Ibi Deus (Where There Is Love, There Is God)
At the Seashore: Loveladies
The Sponge of Love
Something is Missing
Beauty and the Beast
Faulted
Comfort me with apples
In Slow Motion
The Encircling
Corrected
Cloud-Tossed Moon
An SOS of Light
Not Taking
Encounter
My Old Dog
The Difference
Out of Touch
Love Is What We Eat in Bergun
She dreams of maggots
Trees
Surf Forest
Linings
After his stroke
Eskimo Death
To a Dead Father
Possessed
Daughters
Villanelle Astronomies
A Rib Opens
What happens to the children
My Name Was Josephine
Some thoughts of God at Easter
July 4th
Wild Turkeys before Thanksgiving
San Martino
The Making of a Saint
Savonarola
Switzerland. The Eighth Day after Creation
Caritas
Daedalus
The Sacrifice
AND THEY SHALL WEAR PURPLE
The Conversation of the Heathen
Mural of the Deposition in Certaldo
Cross-Bearing Rutabaga
Metamorphoses
A Distillation of Absences
On the Bus to New York
Urpainting
Self-Portrait
My World
Encircling
My Ambition
The Weight of Water
Ice Night
Help Wanted Column
“When the wolf rises in the heart . . .”
Nature Reflects our Minds
Descent
The Feathering Wheel
Against the Light
Experimental Mirror
Hiking
The Dark-Red Trail
To My Daughter
Going Home. Scene One
Evening, Night, and Dawn: Moments of Eternity
Flying West
“then the letting go. . .” Belief
Argument
Dead Love
Death by Water—to A.W.
After the Heart Attack
When Wings Failed
Leaving La Quinta
Ultimate Sex
Gravel
Grindelwald, the Neighbor's Garden
Penumbra
Certainties after the Storm
Timed
“Fall, the season / Winter, die . . .”
Feculence
Walking the Dog
The Devil's Acre
Long Hike
Déjà vu
Cellar Door
Trees, like children
Between the Condor and the Windhover
Angel's Landing
Compassion Fatigue
After Reading Frost
Chiroptera
Road Taken
Preoccupations
Googled Wisdom
After Reading Isaac Bashevis Singer Outdoors
In the kitchen my friend tells me
Thoughts on a red-haired young man at a poetry reading
Fiesole Radiant
Maroon in Manhattan
Rock Island
Confession
Techniques of Alienation
Delivery
Piazza Navona
The Talipot in the Serpent's Tooth
Coyote Peak
Threatened Species
Elegy for a Rat
Tartarchos, the Tortoise
Eyelids
Cop Killer
Dear Gloria
Francesca at the Castle
The Witch and the Mermaid
Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Saratoga Springs
Paradiselandschaft
Anne Boleyn to the King
Weeds
Cold Chisel
Alarms
Memorabilia
Spring in the Desert
An Urgency of Light
Hide and Seek
Father telephoning
Uncertainties
The Exchange
Finally Spring
“And they shall wear purple . . .”
Inferno: Canto I
Afterword
Publisher's Note
Acknowledgments

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