Grip: Poems

Grip: Poems

by Yvette Neisser Moreno
Grip: Poems

Grip: Poems

by Yvette Neisser Moreno


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Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award."From the horrors of the Holocaust to the grace of plié, from the pyramids of Egypt to her father's passing, Yvette Neisser Moreno's noble voice in Grip explores the 'arc out of thinking' between a dawn that 'trembles with faint prayers' and death like a 'fluidity of grain.'--Clifford Bernier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928589761
Publisher: Gival Press
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yvette Neisser Moreno's poems have appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus, Virginia Quarterly Review, North Carolina Literary Review, Gargoyle, and elsewhere. Her translations from Spanish include South Pole/Polo Sur by María Teresa Ogliastri and Difficult Beauty by Luis Alberto Ambroggio. She is the founder of the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT), an organizer with Split This Rock Poetry Festival and an instructor at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

I The Tremble of Faint Prayers 1

The Stillness before Snow 3

Juliek's Violin 5

Now, Anything Can Quicken Your Heartbeat 7

The Words of the Script 9

Shades of Dawn 11

The Line between River and Ocean 13

Ashes and Shooting Stars 14

Mantra to Untwist Language from Dreams 16

Insomnia 17

II Birds in Flight 19

Birds in Flight 21

Gliding Through This Place 24

Radiance 26

After a Funeral 28

Mockingbird 29

Between Farewell and Departure 30

III Night in the Desert 33

Night in the Desert 35

Cairo 36

First Glimpse of the Pyramids 37

In the Wadi 38

A Question of Friendship 40

Smoke 42

The Slow Ferry 43

Moulid: Night of the Prophet 44

Black-Out 45

Scent 46

Dusk on the Ridge 47

Inside the Great Pyramid 48

The Unfinished Obelisk 49

In the Valley of the Kings 50

IV Uncharted Spaces 53

Finding the Way 55

How the Water Settles 56

In Plié 58

Line by Line 60

The Slow Passage to Anacostia 61

Midnight, Waiting for the Last Train 63

Languages I Have Learned 65

Music-Unlike Poetry- 67

V My Father's Shadow 69

Walden Pond, before Dusk 70

The Clouds Barely Make It 71

The Life Edge 73

Nocturnal Life 75

Grief 76

Every Gnarled Inch 77

The Armoire 79

Notes 81

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