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Address

Elizabeth Willis

Publication Year: 2011

Address draws us into visible and invisible architectures, into acts of intimate and public address. These poems are concentrated, polyvocal, and sharply attentive to acts of representation; they take personally their politics and in the process reveal something about the way civic structures inhabit the imagination. Poisonous plants, witches, anthems, bees--beneath their surface, we glimpse the fragility of our founding, republican aspirations and witness a disintegrating landscape artfully transformed. If a poem can serve as a kind of astrolabe, measuring distances both cosmic and immediate, temporal and physical, it does so by imaginative, nonlinear means. Here, past and present engage in acts of mutual interrogation and critique, and within this dynamic Willis's poetry is at once complexly authoritative and searching: "so begins our legislation."

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

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Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

Address

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pp. 1-

Take This Poem

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Nocturne

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Friday

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Ballad

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A Species Is an Idea (I)

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F.A.Q.

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Valet of the Shadow of Death

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Unseasonable Pastoral

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Flow Chart

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Poisonous Plants of America

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The Witch

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Still Life with Tornado

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Wooded Tributary

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The Oldest Garden in the World

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Vernacular Architecture

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Ruskin

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Another Life in Green

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Yesness Park

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Sonnet

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You’ve Lost Your Card

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This Is Not a Poem about Katherine Harris

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pp. 33-37

Year-end Review

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January

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Blasted Hymn

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May Day

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Exquisite Replica

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Sonnet

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Extended Forecast

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A Species Is an Idea (2)

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Triptik

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Classified

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Incidental Knowledge

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Blacklist

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In Strength Sweetness

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Acknowledgments

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Some of the poems in this collection first appeared in the following journals: Bomb, Boston Review, Chicago Review, CUE, Drunken Boat, HighChair, The Nation, No, and WebConjunctions. My thanks to the editors. Thanks to Susan Stewart for selecting some of these poems for the Boston Review prize. Thanks to Cole Swensen...


E-ISBN-13: 9780819570994
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819570987

Page Count: 86
Publication Year: 2011

Series Title: Wesleyan Poetry Series

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  • Poetry.
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