Saint Nobody

Saint Nobody

by Amy Lemmon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597091428
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 02/15/2009
Edition description: 1
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amy Lemmon is the author of two poetry collections: Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009). Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone,New Letters,Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Barrow Street, and many other magazines and anthologies. Amy holds a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati. She is Associate Professor of English at the Fashion Institute of Technology and lives with her two children in Astoria, Queens.

Table of Contents

Contents

I.

Disclaimer       2

Saint Nobody       3

Karyotype       5

In-patients       6

Scar       7

Fine Motor       8

Blight       9

Sample       10

Still Life with Fire Escape       11

Fluidity       12

Domestic Policy       13

Order       14

Iconography       15

Deconstruction       16

Home on the Pike       18

Cardinal       19

II.

Coke Bottle        22

Rolling Rock I       23

Rolling Rock II       24

Rolling Rock III       25

Daze of 1987       26

A Day’s Work       27

The Puzzle       28

Venus of the Interstate       29

Hands       31

End of the Urban Experiment       32

Breaking Camp       33

Letter to Boston       34

(continued)

III.

Kindred       36

Deciding on Quandary       37

The Secret Spilled       38

Cloistered       39

Dinner with the Hugheses       40

A Borrowed Book       41

Feeding a New Void          42

“The feel of your mouth on my neck—”         43

This Milk-Weed Pod Your Head       44

Home Brew       45

IV.

Margins       47

Autumn Remonstration       48

Election       49

A Physics       50

A Physick       51

Tonic       52

Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra        53

Four Nocturnes        54

Monday Night Contradance        56

Vespers       59

Keats’ Eyelashes       60

Monday Aubade        61

Friday Afternoon        62

Please Be Patient        63

After DiChirico’s The Uncertainty of the Poet        64

Revival       65

Strangely Tender       66

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Saint Nobody 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jennifergg More than 1 year ago
Amy Lemmon's poems are gems. They uncover--sometimes gently, other times not, but always with great love--the mulitple facets of mothering a child with a disability.