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Loose Sugar

Brenda Hillman

Publication Year: 1997

Loose Sugar is an alchemical manuscript disguised as a collection of poems, or vice versa. Either way, the primal materials of which this book is comprised -- love, sex, adolescence, space-time, depression, post-colonialism, and sugar -- are movingly and mysteriously transmuted: not into gold, but into a poet's philosopher's stone, in which language marries life.

Structurally virtuosic, elaborate without being ornate, Loose Sugar is spun into series within series: each of the five sections has a dual heading (such as "space / time" or "time / work") in which the terms are neither in collision nor collusion, but in conversation. It's elemental sweet talk, and is Brenda Hillman's most experimental work to date, culminating in a meditation on the possibility of a native -- and feminine -- language.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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CONTENTS

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pp. vii-ix

The Spark

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pp. 3-7

Thicket Group

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pp. 8-12

The Arroyo

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pp. 13-15

Early Sex

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pp. 16-17

Orion’s Belt

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pp. 18-19

Active Magic

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pp. 20-23

II

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pp. 25-49

Cheap Gas

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pp. 27-28

Male Nipples

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pp. 29-31

An Event

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pp. 32-

Chevron Tankers / (visitor fragments)

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pp. 33-42

Proud Energy

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pp. 43-44

No Problem

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pp. 45-

Somewhat Anthem

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pp. 46-49

III

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pp. 51-71

The Bat

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pp. 53-

Symmetry Breaking

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pp. 54-

C ode

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pp. 55-

River Song

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pp. 56-57

blue codices

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pp. 58-

the cliffs

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pp. 59-

doubting chamber

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pp. 60-

horizontal series

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pp. 61-

deep noticing

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pp. 62-

trap door

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pp. 63-

spiral lullaby

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pp. 64-

below below

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pp. 65-

the escalator

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pp. 66-

the cave

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pp. 67-

visitor fragment

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pp. 68-

various outposts

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pp. 69-

high vortex

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pp. 70-

blue square

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pp. 71-

IV

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pp. 73-90

Time’s Body

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pp. 75-76

Time Problem

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pp. 77-79

Band Practice

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pp. 80-

Busy Week

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pp. 81-84

The Particles

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pp. 85-86

Time Zone

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pp. 87-

Early Vacations

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pp. 88-90

V

The Unbeginning

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pp. 93-

The Mysteries

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pp. 94-95

LOOSE SUGAR

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pp. 96-

Two Rivers

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pp. 97-

National Development

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pp. 98-

Two Mothers

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pp. 99-100

Two Brothers

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pp. 101-

Stuck Tram

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pp. 102-

Loose Sugar

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pp. 103-

Red Fingernails

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pp. 104-

Vanilla Continued

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pp. 105-

The Corcovado

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pp. 106-

Beach Photos

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pp. 107-

Mother’s Language

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pp. 108-

Remembering Form

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pp. 109-

world/axis

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pp. 111-

NOTE

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pp. 113-

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. 115-


E-ISBN-13: 9780819572042
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819522429

Page Count: 127
Publication Year: 1997

Series Title: Wesleyan Poetry Series

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