Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards

by Lee Sharkey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936797905
Publisher: Tupelo Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


Lee Sharkey is the author of CALENDARS OF FIRE (Tupelo, 2013), A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid, 2008), and eight earlier poetry collections. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, Pleiades, and Seattle Review. She is the recipient of the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Translation Prize, the Maine Arts Commission's Fellowship in Literary Arts, the Shadowgraph Poetry Prize, and Zone 3's Rainmaker Award in Poetry, and she is a Senior Editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Table of Contents

Cautionaries 3

Gleaners 11

The city 21

Holy 22

Betrayal 23

Maimonidies prays 24

Meditation in red 25

Equations 26

Intentions 29

Pillow 39

Paris, 1947 43

In the capital of a small republic 44

Forage 48

A ghetto song for the malinas 50

Antidotes 52

Wooden synagogue 54

Degenerate art 57

A Yosem, A Meydl, 1938 59

The artist in the ghetto 60

Old World 61

Lashing the body from the bones 65

Verge 69

I had me a coat of ancient cloth 70

Lyric 75

Something we might give 80

Notes 86

Acknowledgments 89

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