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Raw Goods Inventory

Emily Rosko

Publication Year: 2006

In Raw Goods Inventory, Emily Rosko gives us a poetic inventory in a virtuosic display of voices and accents. The poems come with sharp elbows and knees; they are nomadic, acquisitive, dispersive, and diffractive. More elementally, Rosko's poems contain the scattered bric-a-brac of the imagination, with goods that range from a dud egg to genetic hybrids, from Marian iconography to pigs at a state fair. She offers honest embodiments of anxiety, awkwardness, and boredom, as she also recasts with wit and grace the standard poetic fare: love, death, and disappointment. Idiomatic, raw, and skewed in the best possible way, Rosko's poetry manages to speak to us---with arresting lyric gusto---of familiar things.

Published by: University of Iowa Press

Series: Iowa Poetry Prize

Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

Acknowledgments

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p. ix

i. clearing the yard

Aquatic

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p. 3

What’s Discovered is Wiped Out

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pp. 4-5

Vigilance

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p. 6

What Closes

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p. 7

Wave Factor

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p. 8

Sketch

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p. 9

Any Good Scientist Could Tell You

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pp. 10-11

Clockwork

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pp. 12-13

Send Word to the Glue Factory

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p. 14

A Chameleon

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p. 15

ii. tongues of

Ventriloquized Bodies

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pp. 19-20

the toy divine(s)

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pp. 21-22

Pigskin

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p. 23

Insulation

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pp. 24-25

The Dandelions Went

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p. 26

Conduct

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p. 27

Three Constructions

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pp. 28-30

Lives of Astrologers

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p. 31

Hot Air

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p. 32

Conniption Fit

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p. 33

At the Sushi Arcade

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pp. 34-35

Raw Goods Inventory

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pp. 36-37

iii. hanging out the wash

A Sorry Concept, That Town

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p. 41

Dzien Dobry

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pp. 42-43

In the Land of Sleeping People

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pp. 44-45

Entry

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p. 46

Sleeping Bear Dunes

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p. 47

Before Surgery

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pp. 48-49

Episodes

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pp. 50-51

Bundle

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p. 52

Pall

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pp. 53-54

Telluric

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pp. 55-57

Sanctuary

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p. 58

iv. spare

An Opening Onto

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p. 61

Spectrum

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pp. 62-63

Elephant

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pp. 64-65

Less Art, More Monkeys

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p. 66

Resort

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pp. 67-68

Glossitic

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p. 69

Our Lady of Appearances

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pp. 70-71

Blind Feel

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pp. 72-73

Occasionally She, You

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p. 74

Slip

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p. 75

Measures

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p. 76

Deduction

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p. 77

Even Before Your Elbow Knocked Over the Glass

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pp. 78-79

Notes

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pp. 81-82


E-ISBN-13: 9781587296741
E-ISBN-10: 1587296748
Print-ISBN-13: 9780877459804
Print-ISBN-10: 0877459800

Page Count: 94
Publication Year: 2006

Series Title: Iowa Poetry Prize
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth See more Books in this Series

OCLC Number: 645294267
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