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Aggregate of Disturbances

Michele Glazer

Publication Year: 2004

In Aggregate of Disturbances, Michele Glazer confronts the slipperiness of language and perception as she probes natural processes—the lives of insects, the uncertainty of love, and the deaths of human beings. Nature’s beauty interests Glazer less than the fact that it is chaotic, amoral, redundant, charming, and indifferent to human concern—qualities that are, in these poems, turned into another kind of beauty. “The stalk was knocked flat &the allium’s great lavender sphere / kissed the dirt &in the aftermath the pendulous blossomed / tip bobbed like a wand madly attempting to enchant-enchant-enchant. / / I wanted to believe that it happened to amuse me.”

These taut lyrical poems negotiate between desire for something irrefutable and an uneasy bedrock of paradox. In the interstices, Aggregate of Disturbances breaks open language and experience to offer a glimpse of “the eye on the other side.”

Published by: University of Iowa Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. iii-iv

Contents [Includes Acknowledgments]

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pp. vii-ix

2 Blinds & a Bittern

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pp. 1-2

Part 1

Wherein space is constructed that matter may reside in . . .

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pp. 5-

Matter

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pp. 6-7

A Small Infidelity

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pp. 8-

Firefly

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pp. 9-

On So

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pp. 11-

Part 2

Translucencies, her death

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pp. 15-18

Part 3

Letter

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pp. 21-22

Conjunctions

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pp. 23-

Drive

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pp. 24-

Ad Infinitum

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pp. 25-

Real Life #11: Hummingbird

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pp. 26-

John Is in the Next Room

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pp. 27-

Inscape

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pp. 28-

Part 4

Echo to Narcissus

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pp. 31-

Real Life #14: Vagaries

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pp. 32-33

Woman Sitting for a Portrait at a Warehouse Sale

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pp. 34-

Sonnet

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pp. 35-

The Mathematics of Fire

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pp. 36-37

Feathers

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pp. 38-

Early Romance: Japanese Garden (in the heart of the city)

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pp. 39-

The sculptor muses on his black-billed magpie

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pp. 40-

Valediction

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pp. 41-

Fragment’s Song

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pp. 42-

Moon Casings

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pp. 43-44

Part 5

Historic House, Astoria

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pp. 48-

Happy

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pp. 49-

The Fecundity

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pp. 50-

Home

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pp. 51-

The Infinite Imperative

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pp. 52-

Lament

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pp. 53-

Home Is a Stone House

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pp. 54-


E-ISBN-13: 9781587294792
E-ISBN-10: 1587294796
Print-ISBN-13: 9780877458784
Print-ISBN-10: 0877458782

Page Count: 68
Publication Year: 2004

Series Title: Iowa Poetry Prize