With a voice that is rooted in the lush, immediate present, Victoria Redel explores the necessity to live and love deeply in her third collection of poems, Woman Without Umbrella. With her fearless and insistent engagement with language, Redel leads us, unprotected and exposed to the elements, through landscapes urban and domestic, contemplative and erotic, as she navigates the self and the world, from love to disaster to “a calm easy everyday” and back to love again.
|Publisher:||Four Way Books|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
VICTORIA REDEL is the author of two previous books of poetry and three books of fiction. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Table of Contents
The Way It Began • & • The End • Say It • Metro Diner • Circe • Wolf • Woman Without Umbrella, Tarot • Woman Without Umbrella, Unseasonable • Suddenly • Woman Without Umbrella • And Grace, Friday • Easy Living • First • Later Still, Then • Woman Without Umbrella • At the Busy Intersection • Upgrade • Bottom Line • His Excuse • Under the Radar • Persephone • Almost Fifty • Today We’re This World’s Darling • And Then • & • Kissing • & • Holy • And, Finally • Gorgeous Present • The Brilliance • Lunch • Back • Woman Without Umbrella, Confession • Physical Science • That’s Not Even Funny • Smoking Cigarettes With Brodsky • Woman Without Umbrella, Chapter 3 • Resistance • Ermine Moth • Sustenance • En Route • Woman Without Umbrella • Prayer For the New Year After Reading the Newspaper • Woman Without Umbrella, the Lather • Ungodly • Flame, Sweetheart • All the Years • Auspicious Subway • Monet’s Umbrella • The Way It Ended
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