Publication Year: 2013
At the center of the book, the eighteen-part title poem “Glaciology” takes readers to the core of misunderstandings as it juxtaposes the work of a glaciologist with fractured language, misread cues, and a literalness that defies conventional explanation. The lives of the glaciers are reported with a careful, scientific language that keeps readers emotionally at bay from the effects of their demise, and the speaker comments, “I consider language / mistreated these days, asked to explain itself / to justify at the same time it bears / meaning, to own up / to creation at the moment of use / only, and only that meaning.”
Published by: Southern Illinois University Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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The American Poetry Review: “Queue,” “The Wedding at Ram Island,” “Frame,” “Signs & Portents,” “All Things Move toward Disorder Except the Newly Created,” “Theodicy,” “Exit Row,” “Stutter,” “Give Me Poland,” “Prayer for Slate: “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” “Self-Made”Some of these poems also appeared in Swerve, a chapbook from Pudding ...
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...who could make of any place a Siberia, far—far enough. The doorsthe sexual gash at eye-level: Woman, Sag Harbor. I liked the canti-I thought once of learning, for Lisa. All is metaphor, yah, sure.in this country, without a ticket—hiding in the heat and metalsoot with the workers. Slow. Still feeding the enormous engines....
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Europe was in trouble again and I went over. I found her in a bar, lipstick charmingly askew, snags in her black stockings. I got a coke and joined her in the booth. Call me Jean, she said, and stuck out her hand. It was limp, thrilling. Listen, Jean, I said. I know we’ve had our differences, but I really. She put her hand on my thigh. And maybe I’m out of line here, but. She opened her legs ...
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...passed around like a contagious glow. Same teasing of the strong,...
Give Me Poland
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In couplets, and walk among the rows in spring, tra la. Give me Poland,...
Further Reading, Back Cover
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Page Count: 80
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth