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Edge Effect is Sandra McPherson's most original work to date. Constructed in two parts, the collection embraces secretly related worlds: the poetics of natural history and artistic discoveries of self-taught folk artists. Throughout, waves from one poem mark the shores of others. In natural history, an edge effect occurs where two communities, such as land and sea, overlap, that zone becoming more diversified than each of them. McPherson explores this effect in nature and art, questioning our notions of inside and outside, center and margin. Profound and moving, she recasts the very premises of formal understanding in poetry, accommodating at once the arts of nature and the nature of art.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Choosing an Author for Assurance in the Night
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1 Portrayals
  2. p. 3
  1. Affirmation Against Critics
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Painting Self-Portraits with the Wisdom Project Women
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Eclipse Facsimile
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. The Study of Genius
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. The Clown
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Ode to Early Work
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. My Personal Hercules
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Spirit Writings
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. Reposoir
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. Outsider: Minnie Evans
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. Outsider: Juanita Rogers
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. Great Art, Great Criticism
  2. p. 28
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  1. Justin McCarthy, Naive
  2. pp. 29-31
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  1. Lessons Learned from a Small Drawing by Victor Joseph Gatto, Self-Taught Artist
  2. p. 32
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  1. Preliminary Designs
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. Bedrooms
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. 2 Trails
  2. p. 37
  1. Waiting for Lesser Duckweed: On a Proposal of Issa's
  2. pp. 39-42
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  1. In Memory of the Surprised
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. Coastscape and Mr. Begley
  2. pp. 46-49
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  1. Research Trail, Cold Canyon, November
  2. pp. 50-53
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  1. Path Through a Few Things that Must Be Said for Putah Creek, at the Foot of Monticello Dam
  2. pp. 54-58
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  1. Paths Rounding Timberline, Mt. Hood, Last Week of Summer
  2. pp. 59-64
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  1. Phlox Diffusa
  2. p. 65
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  1. Bluegum: On the Curving Paths of Golden Gate Park
  2. pp. 66-68
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  1. Trail to the Farthest Spring, Mt. Hood, September
  2. pp. 69-71
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  1. Ocean Water Absorbs Red, Orange, and Yellow Light
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. Genius of Fog at Ecola Creek Mouth
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Edge Effect
  2. pp. 77-80
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 83-84
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819572509
Related ISBN
9780819522252
MARC Record
OCLC
731690646
Pages
95
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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