Blood Work

Blood Work

by Matthew Siegel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299304041
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Series: Wisconsin Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Matthew Siegel was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He teaches literature and creative writing at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 

Table of Contents


I
“fox goes to the fox hospital”
Blood Work
At the community acupuncture clinic
[Sometimes I don’t know if I’m having a feeling]
[And sometimes I know I’m having a feeling]
[The boy with the blackbird stitched over his heart is sad]
The electric body
 
II
At the edge of the field
[The heart is a dumbwaiter]
[My pills doze until I wake them]
The Heater Repair-Woman
Such Is the Sickness
What I Fail to Mention
At the Vietnamese Massage Parlor
Mother puts on my lipstick
On the way to the airport I fail to tell my father I left some meat in the refrigerator
 
III
[What world are you in, Mother, when you sleep]
Weather of the Body
Life Guarding
Faster
In the Dentist’s Chair
Soap
Mother washes me in the tub
Matthew you’re leaving again so soon
 
IV
Watching Christmas Trees Burn, Ocean Beach
For Bryan, 13, who sleeps through Li-Young Lee
The Girl Downstairs Is Crying
At the Farmers’ Market
Love Parade
By the Flowers at the Supermarket
With my face buried in supermarket flowers I spent the entire evening
[It’s true what you’ve heard about my mouth.]
Overlooking the City
 
V
[And because the want is the size of a building]
Living with You
In the bathroom
[He’s looking for answers he’s looking for the rough dark]
[In the kitchen Mom stands with her back to me]
[He’s become too large for his childhood bed]
Mother Drives Me in the Rain
Rain

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