Because of the Light: Poems

Because of the Light: Poems

by Roseann Lloyd


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Roseann Lloyd's new collection is a book written by a confident American poet at the height of her powers. Lloyd enters the lives of people on several continents, then creates poems that balance and juxtapose northern and southern light; lyric joy and reports of injustice; myths and stories, told to her by people she met on her travels. In poetic forms from western and eastern traditions—such as the ghazal, the prose poem—Lloyd writes of love, poverty, beauty, work, children, war, the life of the body and the spirit.

Roseann Lloyd's War Baby Express (Holy Cow! Press, 1996) won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry. A recipient of the Bush Foundation Fellowship, she lives in Minneapolis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780930100452
Publisher: Holy Cow! Press
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

She Said9
The Midsummer Ghazals13
A Summer Day22
IIWinter Dark
Resorting to Metaphor27
Morketiden: The Dark Time30
A Woman of the North Talking32
Another Gift of the Northern Abolitionists33
Field Trip: Kids from the Treatment Center Visit the Art Institute34
Sorrow Comes in Spades36
Falling Means You Have the Chance to Learn to Walk Again39
Ragged but Right42
The Winter Room Had No Windows but It Filled Up With a Lemony Yellow Light44
IIIIn the Season of Chanterelles
In the Season of Chanterelles49
Walking Along the River Bluff, We Glimpse a Whir of Red Wings in the Brush51
Midsummer in the Midwest54
A Day That Starts Out Gloomy Turns Out Brighter than Expected56
Still Point58
Windows: Fall Equinox60
Rose Quartz62
IVWinter Light
Winter Light65
What to Do the First Morning the Sun Comes Back67
I Fell in Love with the Tropics68
You Don't Have To71
Santa Clara Convent, Antigua, Guatemala73
?Que Es?74
San Antonio Agua Calientes78
How to Be Middle Class80
A Dozen Reasons to Give Up Haggling over the Price of Weavings82
Another View of Culture: She Explains Why She Loves Disney Cartoons83
Poem on the Occasion of the Festival of the Immaculate Conception, Antigua, Guatemala, and the Confirmation of John Ashcroft as Attorney General of the U.S., 200184
In the Name of the Daughter85
VNorthern Sun
Natt og Dag: Return To Norway After 25 Years89
White Nights: Another Woman of the North Talking90
Summer Dinner Party in Oslo92
We Didn't Have the Words Then94
Lying Down in Public Places96
The Color of Hills and Water98
All I Knew about Wales Was That Grandpa Loved Ponies99
The Woman They Found in Siberia102
End Notes104
About the Author110
Author's Note of Thanks111

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