by Beth Bachmann

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Temper is at once violent and controlled, unflinching and unforgiving in temperament. The poems are mercilessly recursive, placing pressure on the lyric as a mode of both the elegiac and the ecstatic. The result is an enforced silence, urgent with grief.

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ISBN-13: 9780822990666
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 09/13/2009
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 207 KB

About the Author

Beth Bachmann teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, and Tin House, among others. Bachmann's work has been honored with a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and has been anthologized in Alice Redux and Best New Poets 2005 and 2007.

Table of Contents

Contents Temper I Paternoster First Mystery Of My Sister After The Telling Last Call Quotes From The Papers Lineup First Mystery Of My Father Defense Language Second Mystery Of My Father Sorrowful Mystery Setting Plot Second Mystery Of My Sister Rapt Woodpile Talk Show Answering Machine Joyous Mystery Heaven II A New Way Of Thinking About Space Hell Hunger Nesting Erato Signal Mirror Colorization Mystery Beneath A Handprint Of Light Panic Counting Weather Deception Mystery Of The Noise The Air Makes When Milled Mimicry Answer To The Mystery Of My Blank Stare III Luminous Mystery Gene Mapping Tracking Sirens Supple Spit Concealment Evasion Betrayal Radio Glorious Mystery Finishing Moves Mystery Ending With A Girl In A Field Cold Logic Elegy Notes Acknowledgments

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