by Caroline Knox


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"A most inquisitive poet who relishes living inside her expansive vocabulary."—C.D. Wright

A web of wholly original madhattery, Flemish showcases serious language play and the skill of a master craftsperson. Caroline Knox is writing at the top of her game, and reading her is a pleasure not to be missed.

Our font is full of construction-
paper fish, made by
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each take home one of,
a reverse tithe.

Caroline Knox is the recipient of numerous awards and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933517650
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Caroline Knox ’s Nine Worthies was published by Wave Books in 2010. Quaker Guns (Wave Books, 2008) received a Recommended Reading Award 2009 from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He Paves the Road with Iron Bars , published by Verse Press in 2004, won the Maurice English Award 2005 for a book by a poet over 50. A Beaker: New and Selected Poems appeared from Verse Press in 2002. Her previous books are The House Party and To Newfoundland (Georgia 1984, 1989), and Sleepers Wake (Timken 1994).

Her work has appeared in American Scholar , Boston Review , Harvard , Massachusetts Review , New Republic , Paris Review , Ploughshares , Poetry (whose Bess Hokin Prize she has won), TriQuarterly , The Times Literary Supplement , and Yale Review . Her poems have been in Best American Poetry (1988 and 1994), and on Poetry Daily .

She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (1996, 2006), The Fund for Poetry, and the Yale/Mellon Visiting Faculty Program. She was the judge for the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America in Spring 2003, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard in 2003-2004. With Matthea Harvey and Peter Gizzi, she was a judge of the James Laughlin Award 2007.

Table of Contents


He Was a Chartist
Stove Seasoning
Giant Culinary Otters
Wildwood Flower
Harley Lyric
His Mistress’s Rights He Doth Defend
Scottish Fleet Pattern Number Twenty-Four
Joan of Arc High
The Eaves
Singing in Yoghurt
At midnight the sound
Coffee Cantata
If you are nearsighted
The font is full of fish
The Scottish Play
He Lives in Bayonne
Year after Year
I’m going to Rupert’s Land


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