The Spokes of Venus

The Spokes of Venus

by Rebecca Morgan Frank

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The Spokes of Venus by Rebecca Morgan Frank

Magicians, wig makers, sculptors, perfumers, choreographers, and composers all help conjure the worlds of Frank’s second collection, The Spokes of Venus. These poems offer a landscape shaped by the tensions between the act of making and the art of observing. If music and art are the sisters of poetry, this collection is a chorus—a glorious one—of siblings arguing and singing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887486067
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

REBECCA MORGAN FRANK’S first book, Little Murders Everywhere, was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and she is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Her poems have appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. Frank is an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers.

Table of Contents

The Art of Reading
The Spokes of Venus
What is Left Here
Way to Sketch
Perfumier on the Comeback of the Scented Glove with the Artist
Ministry of Ostriches
Sogetto Cavato
Conversations with the Artist
How to Judge a Picture
“Landscape is my Pleasure”
On the Symbolism of the Lamb
Bird and Stars
Drawing a Picasso
Magic with Cards
Up Mother Brown!
What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body
On Making
How to Look at Pictures
The Chief of Staff
Morpheus, from the Wall
Objects are Softer Than They Appear
The Morning of the Poem
Gallery Night
The Artist at the Residency
Conversations with the Artist
How to Build a Rocket
There’s No Ornament Like a Menagerie
Derby Days
“He Was a Good Man”
Notes for the Eye (of Head of a Woman)
The Artist’s Ode to And Per Se And
The Most Commonly Asked Question about the Glass Flowers
The Piece Need Not Be Built
Installation by Sea: Body Navigations
Installation in City: Intersections of Bodies
Installations in Interiors: Café Melange

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