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Emanuel’s version of a “new and selected poems” turns convention on its head. As she states, “I’ve ignored chronology, placing new poems beside old, mixing middle and early poems with recent work, and liberating all my poems from the restraints of their particular histories, both aesthetic and autobiographical.” Whether writing in the comedic drag of the cartoon strip, or investigating the Mobius strip relationship between reader and writer, or exposing the humor and hurt that accompany visitations from Frank O’Hara and Gertrude Stein, The Nerve Of It both stings and pleases with its intelligence, wit and vivacity. It breaks through, in ways that are bold, sexy, haunting and wry, the die-hard opposition of new and old, personal narrative and linguistic play, sincerity and irony, misery and hilarity. Open the book. Something new is happening here.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Note To the Reader
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  1. I
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  1. Out of Metropolis
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  1. Stone Soup
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  1. The Planet Krypton
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  1. The Sleeping
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  1. Of Your Father’s Indiscretions and the Train to California
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  1. Lunch Break with Ted Berrigan and Neighbor’s House on Fire
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  1. Drawing Rosie’s Train Trip
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  1. Seizure
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  1. Frying Trout While Drunk
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  1. • • •
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  1. She Is Six
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  1. When Father Decided He Did Not Love Her Anymore
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  1. Outside Room Six
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  1. Self-Portrait as Items in a Snowy Lithograph
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  1. Ordinary Objects
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  1. Big Black Car
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  1. II
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  1. The Garden
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  1. The Technology of Love
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  1. Heartsick
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  1. Blonde Bombshell
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  1. The White Dress
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  1. Self-Portrait at Eighteen
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  1. Portrait of the Author
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  1. The Politics of Narrative: Why I Am a Poet
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  1. III
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  1. Self-Portrait
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  1. Dressing the Parts
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  1. Starlet in Satin Dressing Gown
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  1. Homage to Sharon Stone
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  1. On Waking after Dreaming of Raoul
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  1. Inspiration
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  1. Spite—Homage to Sylvia Plath
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  1. Walt, I Salute You!
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  1. The Occupation
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  1. • • •
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  1. In English in a Poem
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  1. A Poem Like an Automobile Can Take You Anywhere,
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  1. The Past
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  1. inside gertrude stein
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  1. IV
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  1. My Life
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  1. Kiss
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  1. Grieving Was
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  1. Dying Was
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  1. Ars Poetica
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  1. Halfway Through the Book I’m Writing
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  1. The Burial
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  1. These Days,
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  1. Talking with Frank O’Hara
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  1. Metamorphosis
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  1. Stray Dogg
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  1. Dogg Howse
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  1. Hang Dogg
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  1. Who Iz Dogg?
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  1. Dead Dogg
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  1. V
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  1. The Angels of the Resurrection
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  1. The Dig
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  1. The Murder Writer
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  1. Dead Girl’s Bedroom
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  1. Soliloquy of the Depressed Book
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  1. • • •
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  1. Homage to Dickinson
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  1. Like God,
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  1. Then, Suddenly —
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  1. Acknowledgments
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822981053
Related ISBN
9780822963691
MARC Record
OCLC
914355392
Pages
144
Launched on MUSE
2015-08-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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