Little Boat

Little Boat

by Jean Valentine

Paperback(Reprint)

$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819568502
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

JEAN VALENTINE is the author of ten books of poetry, including Door in the Mountain (2004), winner of the 2004 National Book Award.

Table of Contents

La Chalupa, the Boat
For her
The Artist in Prison
In Memory
But your touch
The Poet
Photographs at her Wake
Mattress on the floor:
Lord of the world!
The door is fallen down
Door
The father was a carrier
Gray
Once I was girls and boys
The Eleventh Brother (2)
“Remote Objects of Intense Devotion”
The first thing
That I had treated you badly
Day & Night
All around the outside
JESUS SAID
The Woman’s Poem
Annunciation Poem
The Poet’s Poem
The Teacher’s Poem
Death Poem
The Afterlife Poem
STRANGE LIGHTS
Hospital: far from home
Hospital: At last
Hospital: strange lights
Hospital: It was euphoria
Hospital: Scraps
A BOWL OF MILK
The Look
I wanted to be sure to reach you
When she told me
This Side
His White Jade Eggs
I was lying there
The Harrowing
FROM THE QUESTIONS OF BHANU KAPIL
Where did you come from/how did you arrive?
What is the shape of your body?
What do you remember about the earth?
What are the consequences of silence?
How will you/have you prepare(d) for you death?
MARIA GRAVIDA, MARY EXPECTANT
Maria Gravida
Eye of water
Moose and calf
To my soul (2)
The Rose
Notes
Acknowledgments

What People are Saying About This

Rosanna Warren

“Little Boat is a book of mystical minimalism, poems pacing the horizon between life and death. Valentine looks hard at our mortal gestures—and sees in them evidence of a radical, heretical, sacred benevolence.”

Lynn Emanuel

“Little Boat is one of Jean Valentine’s most beautiful and moving books in a lifetime of such books.”

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