Science Of Desire

Science Of Desire

by Erin Murphy
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ISBN-13: 9781932339512
Publisher: WordTech Communications
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

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Science Of Desire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE GEORGIA REVIEW was right on target when it said that Murphy's poems are 'confident, surprising, and smart...entertaining [and] thought- provoking' and that she 'elevates the anecdotal to an artform.' A less sophisticated reader may miss the subtle epistemological questions and issues presented by these poems. The subject matter varies widely, from Descartes to 'Studies,' a poem that deals with the clinical and emotional effects of Alzheimer's disease. The title poem is a tour de force. Here's a teaser (in more ways than one!): 'There's a fine/ line between causal/ and casual./ Her spaghetti strap/ hesistates on her/ shoulder like/ an unanswered/ question. He is/ thinking 'lingerie'/ is the perfect/ word: 'linger'/ all dolled up/ in French perfume./ Linger with/ an attitude./ 'Linger' like the/ finger that will/ help her silk camisole/ make up its mind...' (from 'Science of Desire,' p. 51)
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of the poetry in this first book by Erin Murphy is thought provoking, but 'Studies', which was nominated for the 2004 Pushcart Prize, is a must read. If you ever knew any family who was touched by this devastating illness, you will find this piece profound.