My Wedding Dress

My Wedding Dress

by Heather Bryant

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ISBN-13: 9781635340662
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 11/25/2016
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Heather Corbally Bryant (formerly Heather Bryant Jordan) teaches in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. Previously, she taught at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, and Harvard College. She received her A.B. with honors in History and Literature from Harvard where she received the Boston Ruskin Prize for her thesis, "Sight and Sensibility: A Study of Praeterita." She received her PhD in Modern British and Irish Literature from the University of Michigan where she was a Regents Fellow. She has won outstanding teaching awards from Michigan, Harvard, and most recently, from Penn State.

Her academic publications include, How Will the Heart Endure: Elizabeth Bowen and the Landscape of War, (University of Michigan Press, 1992). This study of the relationship between war and literature was awarded the Donald R. Murphy Prize for best first book. In addition, she has assisted in the research for the Cornell Yeats Series as well as publishing articles on Bowen, Yeats, O'Faolain, and T.S. Eliot. She has given papers at international conferences and was a plenary speaker at the centennial celebration of Elizabeth Bowen held at University College, Cork, in 1999.

Beyond her academic publications, Heather Corbally Bryant has published a novel, Through Your Hands (2011) which received an Editor's Choice and Rising Star designation. Finishing Line Press published her first poetry chapbook, Cheap Grace, in 2011. In addition, she has published poems in The Christian Science Monitor and the 2007 anthology of poetry, In Other Words. The Parallel Press Poetry Series of the University of Wisconsin Libraries published Lottery Ticket, her second chapbook in 2013.

She has given readings at The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Southern Florida University in Ft. Lauderdale, Webster's Bookstore, State College, Folio Bookstore, San Francisco, the Palmer Art Museum in State College, and in Donegal, Ireland, Wellesley College, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and New York University. Compass Rose, her third poetry collection was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2016. My Wedding Dress is her first full-length collection of poetry. Thunderstorm, her second full-length volume, will be published by Finishing Line Press in the summer of 2017.

Table of Contents

Walking the Neighborhood 1
Yellow Dahlias 2
Sitting on a Bench, Bellefonte 3
The Return Trip 4
Lightning 5
Holding me Underwater 6
Rainy Saturday Night 7
Signing Papers 8
The Courthouse 9
History 10
Socks 11
Vase 12
Yom Kippur 13
Phone Call 14
Tilt-a-Whirl 15
Separated 16
Splitting 17
My Husband's Movers Are Coming 18
Flies 19
Intake, Domestic Relations 20
Apology 21
Iconography of Daily Life 22
Marriage, One Month 23
Hearing 24
The First Dream 25
Requiem 26
Dissolution 27
Log Cabin Quilt 28
Rotting Potatoes 29
Burberry Shirt 30
Ritz Carleton Bar, Boston 31
Sidewalk, Ann Arbor 32
A Café near Chartres 33
Dancing School 34
Driving to Lewisburg 35
Jet Trails 36
Blood Tests 37
November 38
Twenty-Three Years and One Month 39
Mockingbird's Song 40
Shadow Builders 41
Reclamation 42
Bucket 43
After the First Lie 44
Weeping Cherry Tree 45
Oysters 46
Detrimental Reliance 47
Perfect 48
My Wedding Dress 49
Trash Day 53
Spode 54
The Nightmare 55
Sleigh Bed 56
Leaving the Forest 57

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