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ISBN-13: 9780896726604
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Series: Walt McDonald First-Book Series Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

April Lindner is also the author of the poetry collection This Bed Our Bodies Shaped and two novels, Jane, a modernization of Jane Eyre, and Catherine, a modernization of Wuthering Heights (forthcoming in 2013). A professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Lindner lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania, with her husband and sons.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionxi
I
Inoculation3
Desks4
Peep Show6
What I Wanted7
Tornado Watch8
Ghosts9
Moving10
Coffee Break11
Spice12
Supper14
The Way We Touch Today15
Midtown17
5:25 on the I.R.T.18
Seascape19
Montauk20
A Bestiary22
Condom23
Quickening24
Ultrasound25
A Brief Primer of Worries26
Fontanel28
Hurricane29
A Lesson30
Splinter31
Milk Tooth32
II
Alma Speaks of Childhood35
The Kiss36
Counterpoint38
Letter from Gustav Mahler40
Frau Mahler41
Mahler's Death46
Kokoschka47
Cut Flowers48
Alma at Eighty49
Last Words50
III
Daylight53
What I Didn't Tell You54
Girl56
On Leafing Through a Catalogue of William Bailey's Paintings57
Portrait in Negative Space58
Erotomania59
First Kiss65
Kokoschka's Doll66
Aversive Therapy69
Learning to Float70
Beard72
Crystal73
The Rubin Vase74

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lindner¿s first collection is a stunning first collection. She writes the kind of poetry that I really love, poetry that is sensuous, poetry that you can feel across the skin as you read it (her work reminds me very much of Kim Addonizio¿s and Kate Light¿s in this respect). In addition to the sensuality of her poetry, Lindner has a real feel for language and meter. Lindner¿s place in life as a woman, mother, and wife is very much felt in the subjects of her poems. And her word choice is astonishing. You get some great phrases in her poems(`the sky a blade/against my naked throat¿ -Midtown; `How smoothly the body seduces the mind.¿ -Condom). The middle section is a series of poems about Alma Mahler, told in a narrative sequence. This is a great first collection, and judging from the quality of these poems, I think we¿ll be hearing more of April Lindner in the future.