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The Waker's Corridor


Jonathan Thirkield

Publication Year: 2009

“I had a clock it woke all day,” writes Jonathan Thirkield at the outset of The Waker’s Corridor, a book that charts an assiduous attempt to recover lost time. Housed in elaborate and varied formal architectures, these poems navigate the disorder and gaps left by the violence of loss. All measures of time—psychological, personal, historical, numerical—collide and overlap in intensely lyrical verse. What results is a journey that winds through shifting lands and interiors, across theatrical stages and city streets, into voices and objects that emerge in sudden, vivid relief, and just as quickly disappear. By turns dreamlike and sternly rational, arcane and contemporary, intimate and dramatic, it is a book of blinding, austere, and beautiful awakenings.

Published by: Louisiana State University Press

Series: Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets

Cover, Title Page

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pp. 1-9


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pp. vii-11

Part 1: Waking in Three Lands

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pp. 1-32


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pp. 3-10


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pp. 11-19

White Coves

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pp. 21-32

Part 2: Under the Proscenium

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pp. 35-47

We the Dark Characters

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pp. 37-49

The Landing

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pp. 51-61

Mystery Plays

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pp. 63-78

Part 3

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pp. 81-84


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pp. 83-84

E-ISBN-13: 9780807135143
Print-ISBN-13: 9780807134412

Page Count: 96
Publication Year: 2009

Series Title: Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets
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OCLC Number: 681507917
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