We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR
title

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

Title Page, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF (27.9 KB)
 

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.0 KB)
pp. vii-viii

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.4 KB)
pp. ix

i. clearing the yard

Aquatic

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.7 KB)
pp. 3

What’s Discovered is Wiped Out

pdf iconDownload PDF (16.0 KB)
pp. 4-5

Vigilance

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.4 KB)
pp. 6

What Closes

pdf iconDownload PDF (22.5 KB)
pp. 7

Wave Factor

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.5 KB)
pp. 8

Sketch

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.6 KB)
pp. 9

Any Good Scientist Could Tell You

pdf iconDownload PDF (15.8 KB)
pp. 10-11

Clockwork

pdf iconDownload PDF (23.7 KB)
pp. 12-13

Send Word to the Glue Factory

pdf iconDownload PDF (22.5 KB)
pp. 14

A Chameleon

pdf iconDownload PDF (15.4 KB)
pp. 15

ii. tongues of

Ventriloquized Bodies

pdf iconDownload PDF (15.6 KB)
pp. 19-20

the toy divine(s)

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.1 KB)
pp. 21-22

Pigskin

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.8 KB)
pp. 23

Insulation

pdf iconDownload PDF (15.8 KB)
pp. 24-25

The Dandelions Went

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.7 KB)
pp. 26

Conduct

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.5 KB)
pp. 27

Three Constructions

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.3 KB)
pp. 28-30

Lives of Astrologers

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.8 KB)
pp. 31

Hot Air

pdf iconDownload PDF (22.8 KB)
pp. 32

Conniption Fit

pdf iconDownload PDF (22.7 KB)
pp. 33

At the Sushi Arcade

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.2 KB)
pp. 34-35

Raw Goods Inventory

pdf iconDownload PDF (17.0 KB)
pp. 36-37

iii. hanging out the wash

A Sorry Concept, That Town

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.6 KB)
pp. 41

Dzien Dobry

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.1 KB)
pp. 42-43

In the Land of Sleeping People

pdf iconDownload PDF (16.0 KB)
pp. 44-45

Entry

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.8 KB)
pp. 46

Sleeping Bear Dunes

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.6 KB)
pp. 47

Before Surgery

pdf iconDownload PDF (15.4 KB)
pp. 48-49

Episodes

pdf iconDownload PDF (16.0 KB)
pp. 50-51

Bundle

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.3 KB)
pp. 52

Pall

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.5 KB)
pp. 53-54

Telluric

pdf iconDownload PDF (25.4 KB)
pp. 55-57

Sanctuary

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.5 KB)
pp. 58

iv. spare

An Opening Onto

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.4 KB)
pp. 61

Spectrum

pdf iconDownload PDF (16.0 KB)
pp. 62-63

Elephant

pdf iconDownload PDF (15.9 KB)
pp. 64-65

Less Art, More Monkeys

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.9 KB)
pp. 66

Resort

pdf iconDownload PDF (24.2 KB)
pp. 67-68

Glossitic

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.6 KB)
pp. 69

Our Lady of Appearances

pdf iconDownload PDF (16.2 KB)
pp. 70-71

Blind Feel

pdf iconDownload PDF (23.7 KB)
pp. 72-73

Occasionally She, You

pdf iconDownload PDF (22.3 KB)
pp. 74

Measures

pdf iconDownload PDF (14.6 KB)
pp. 76

Deduction

pdf iconDownload PDF (22.4 KB)
pp. 77

Even Before Your Elbow Knocked Over the Glass

pdf iconDownload PDF (16.7 KB)
pp. 78-79

Notes

pdf iconDownload PDF (29.1 KB)
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

Research Areas

Recommend

UPCC logo
  • You have access to this content
  • Free sample
  • Open Access
  • Restricted Access