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Optic Nerve

JANET STERNBURG

Publication Year: 2005

Optic Nerve is a book of poems and photography by Janet Sternburg.

Published by: Red Hen Press

Title Page, Other Works by the Author, Copyright

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pp. 2-9

Contents

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pp. 10-11

Dedication

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pp. 12-13

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Prologue

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pp. 13-14

In Optic Nerve Janet Sternburg exquisitely balances both the line and the image in two different arts — the poetic and the visual line, and the visual and the poetic image. Because she is one of those rare individuals in the contemporary arts who is equally talented both as a photographer and as a poet, Sternburg can vividly integrate text ...

Part I.

Natura Morta

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pp. 17-18

The Picnic

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pp. 19-21

Girls’ Latin

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pp. 22-24

Vitalie

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pp. 25-27

Rowing Slowly Home

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pp. 28-29

The Dreamer, after Bresson

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pp. 29-30

Narrative, after Bunuel

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pp. 30-32

Exercises for a Phantom Limb

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pp. 33-34

Then

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pp. 34-38

You Taught Me How to Take a Shower

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pp. 39-40

Part II.

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pp. 41-43

A Life in Earrings

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pp. 43-54

Part III.

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pp. 55-57

An Aria on a Footstool

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pp. 57-62

Relief

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pp. 63-64

The Traces

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pp. 65-66

Notes

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pp. 67-69

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Acknowledgments

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p. 70-70

As always to my husband, Steven D. Lavine, bedrock of my words and images—and my life. Also to Kate Gale and Mark Cull, visionaries of Red Hen Press; to photographer/printer Karin Johansson; to the late Michael Hoffman, moving spirit of Aperture; and to poets Deena ...

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About the Author

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pp. 71-73

Janet Sternburg is the author of Phantom Limb, a meditation on loss and consolation that has been described by Bill Moyers as “the perfect metaphor for . . . the ultimate inevitabilities of life.” Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized. Other books include the two volumes of The Writer On Her Work, hailed as “groundbreaking . . ...


E-ISBN-13: 9781597097123
Print-ISBN-13: 9781597090193

Page Count: 72
Publication Year: 2005

Edition: First