In the Dark

In the Dark

by Ruth Stone

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Overview

In the follow-up to her National Book Award winning In the Next Galaxy, Ruth Stone returns to issues of memory, aging, and loss. Balancing her own personal history against profound political and cultural changes, she continues with direct witty poems which do not flinch when addressing issues of power and oppression. She has been called a "people's poet" and "America's Akhmatova," writing a poetry of everyday life which recasts the mundane as important and indispensable. When asked whether poets improve with age Stone, 89, replied: "There's no question. If your brain goes on and on, as it should under normal conditions, there's more in it and your writing will get more profound."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556592508
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ruth Stone is the author of nine books of poetry, for which she has received the National Book Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Shelley Memorial Award. She taught creative writing at many universities, finally settling at SUNY Binghamton. She lives in Vermont.

Hometown:

Goshen, Vermont and Binghamton, New York

Date of Birth:

June 8, 1915

Place of Birth:

Roanoke, Virginia

Education:

University of Illinois (no degree); B.A., Radcliffe Institute of Independent Study at Harvard University

Table of Contents

Accepting3
Another Day4
Another Feeling5
Full Moon6
An Imprint of the Roaring Twenties7
Becoming Vegetarian9
Bennington Bus Stop10
Body Language11
Bianca12
Walter, Upon Looking Around13
Between Men14
A Male Tale15
Calibrate16
Clay17
Cause and Effect18
Chausible Plausible19
Border20
Am I21
Consider This23
Almost the Same24
Currents25
Fragrance26
Always Icarus27
Elsie's Brooks28
Eta Carinae29
So30
And So Forth31
Cosmos33
Exotic Extras for Reading at City College34
Riding the Bubble36
Floaters37
From Outer Space38
The Self and the Universe39
Heaven40
Fear of the Doppelganger41
Ice42
How Can I?43
I Walk Alone44
In the Arts45
In the Free World46
Infrared47
Inner Truth48
Leap from a Footnote49
Interim51
Blizzard52
Drought Again55
Euphoria56
Writer's Block57
Clotheslines58
Living in the Past59
Margaret Street61
Man on the Ice62
March 200363
What Is a Poem?64
Menty Ears Ago65
My Mother's Phlox66
The Wailing Wall68
On the Dangerous Way69
Negative70
On the Outer Banks71
Pamphlet for Bullfrogs72
Pigs in Crisis73
Praise76
Mindless77
Pulsing78
Shark79
Spin80
The Driveway81
Laguna82
Storage83
That's Not Me84
Tell Me86
The Apex87
The Barrier88
The Gift from Isfahan89
The Jewels90
The Laying Down91
Orbits92
The Leaf93
The Old Story94
The Sadness of Lies95
Progress as Reported96
This Is What I Think97
This Day Brings a Slight Poem99
This Is How It Is100
Tools of the Psyche101
Trying to Write103
Visions104
Weathering105
What She Said106
Whither Weather107
What They Don't Tell Us About108
The Message109
The Cave110
About the Author113

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