Swan's Island

Swan's Island

by Elizabeth Spires


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Swan's Island by Elizabeth Spires

A reissuing of Swan’s Island, poetry by Elizabeth Spires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887482496
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1997
Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

ELIZABETH SPIRES is the author of four books of poetry, including Globe (Wesleyan, 1981), Annonciade (Viking, 1989), and Worldling (Norton, 1995). Swan’s Island, her second collection, was originally published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1985. Her awards and honors include the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sara Teasdale Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Baltimore and is Writer in Residence at Groucher College.

Table of Contents

Letter from Swan’s Island
The Falling
Crazy Quilt
My Daughter
The Playground
A Book of Hours
Storyville Portraits
Young Girl on a Chair
Song of Renunciation

Second Story
Waving Goodbye
Ocean City: Early March
Sleeping in a Church
Street Scene
Ghost of a Rose
Bread & Water
Woman Weighing Pearls
Clue Sestina
Cafe Luna
Two Shadows
Love’s Body
“Ever-Changing Landscape”

Author’s Note

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