Reassurance in Negative Space

Reassurance in Negative Space

by Elizabyth A. Hiscox


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927409985
Publisher: Able Muse Press / Word Galaxy
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Elizabyth A. Hiscox is the author of Inventory from a One-Hour Room. She served as Poet-in-Residence at Durham University (UK) and is recipient of Arizona Commission on the Arts and Vermont Studio Center Grants. Selected for the Seventh Avenue Streetscape public-art initiative, her poetry was displayed on a central-Phoenix billboard for a year in conjunction with the city's First Friday art walks. Hiscox holds an MFA from Arizona State University and a PhD from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She has taught writing in England, the Czech Republic, and Spain and currently instructs at Western State Colorado University where she is founding director of the Contemporary Writer Series.

Table of Contents

vi Acknowledgments

ix Foreword


3 Tallow Candles and Light

5 Netsuke I: Crab

6 Reading Ostriker and Archeology Today for Spiritual Guidance

7 The Trapeze is Always Flying

8 Shrovetide and the Sugar Rush

9 The misnomer of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

10 Inventory from a One-Hour Room

11 a call for catachresis

12 Or What You Will

14 Falling Off of One’s Bedroom Slippers

15 Cellar Physic

16 Late Spring Travelogue, Outer Hebrides


18 On Looking Again into Wright’s Forklift, Ohio

19 Cladonia rangifera, Chernobyl

21 Netsuke IV: Ashinaga & Tenaga

22 Sonnet to Room 411b

23 The Pedestal

25 Cakes and Ale

26 The Religiosity of Soup

28 The Red-Eye’s Departure

30 On Rereading a Line from Leaving Resurrection

32 Preparing Trout Caviar in the First Trimester

34 Your body’d gone

36 The River’s Mouth

39 Mead Memo Notebook Spiral, Yellow (II)

40 The Yield


42 Four for a Grandmother and Her Past

44 Netsuke V: Octopus

45 One Argument for Maple and Pine-Lined over Marble

46 The Fourth Dynasty in Limestone

47 First Season’s Monsoon

48 Cheval de Frise and Gone-Sweetness at the All-Inclusive

49 Cloud Vineyards

50 Phoenix

51 Early Artichokes

52 Tasting Notes for Two Liquid (de)Vices

53 Netsuke III: Snake

54 Shiny Magazine on the Finer Things

56 Fourteen Minutes Too Late for the Cheese Counter

57 Roles and Reckoning near Solstice


60 “Grand Rapids Arch”

62 The Complex of the Yolk Base

64 Netsuke II: [ ]

65 To Older Cold

66 The Myrtle-Wood Bowl

68 Why Would Anyone Want to Live (Couplets for a Hero)

69 Barcelona

71 Vanguard Aria for Minor Organs

72 Reassurance in Negative Space

74 A Poem with Three Lines from One Night in Portland

75 Night Being the Consort of Chaos in Milton

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