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Geography III: Poems

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“Jane Shore is the poet of little ambushes, moments that hold us hostage, moments when we come to life.” — Julia Alvarez

Since Robert Fitzgerald praised Eye Level, Jane Shores 1977 Juniper Prize-winning first collection, for its “cool but venturesome eye,” her work has continued to receive the highest accolades and attention from critics and fellow poets. That Said: New and Selected Poems extends Shores lifelong, vivid exploration of memory—her childhood in New Jersey, her Jewish heritage, her adult years in Vermont. Shores devotion to her familiar coterie of departed parents, aunts, uncles, and friends passionately subscribes to Sholem Aleichems dictum that “eternity resides in the past.”

United States Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin wrote, “Shores characters emerge with an etched clarity . . . She performs this summoning with a language of quiet directness, grace and exactness, clear and without affectations.” And while there is no “typical” Jane Shore poem, what unifies them is her bittersweet introspection, elegant restraint, provocative autobiography, and on every page a magnetic readability.

Synopsis:

This collection of poems by Jane Shore, one of America's most distinguished poets, traces the development of her career—from her first two award-winning volumes to a group of new poems that display her knack for discovering the uncanny in everyday experience.

Synopsis:

Geography III, Bishop's final book of poems, first appaered in 1976. It contains such masterpieces as "In the Waiting Room," "The Moose," and "One Art."

About the Author

The modern American poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Nation Book Critics' Circle Award, and many other distinctions and accolades for her work.

Table of Contents

New Poems

Willow 3

Priorities 5

Fortune Cookies 7

Chatty Cathy 9

Danny Kaye at the Palace 12

My Fathers Shoe Trees 14

Last Words 16

Pickwick 18

Gratitude 20

A Reminder 22

American Girls 24

Mirror/Mirror 28

Gaslight 30

Staging Your House 32

Where to Find Us 34

Rainbow Weather 36

Eye Level (1977)

Witness 41

The Advent Calendar 42

A Letter Sent to Summer 46

Noon 48

Home Movies: 1949 49

Fortunes Pantoum 50

The Lifeguard 52

Sounding the Lake 53

Eye Level 56

The Minute Hand (1987)

A Clock 73

Pharaoh 76

Young Woman on the Flying Trapeze 78

The Russian Doll 81

Anthony 85

Thumbelina 87

High Holy Days 89

The Game of Jackstraws 92

Tender Acre 95

Wood 97

Persian Miniature 99

the Glass Slipper 101

Dresses 103

A Luna Moth 107

The Island 110

Music Minus One (1996)

Washing the Streets of Holland 115

Monday 118

Learning to Read 120

Best Friend 124

The Sunroom 126

The Holiday Season 129

The Slap 135

The House of Silver Blondes 138

Music Minus One 141

Meat 144

Workout 147

The Wrong End of the Telescope 150

Missing 155

Postpartum, Honolulu 157

The Bad Mother 159

The Sound of Sense 162

Holocaust Museum 164

The Lazy Susan 167

The Combination 171

Happy Family (1999)

Happy Family 177

Crazy Joey 180

Mrs. Hitler 182

The Uncanny 185

The Best-Dressed Girl in School 188

My Mothers Space Shoes 192

Evil Eye 196

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium 198

Reprise 203

Shit Soup 206

My Mothers Mirror 208

Happiness 211

A Yes-or-No Answer (2008)

A Yes-or-No Answer 217

The Streak 219

My Mothers Chair 221

The Closet 224

Possession 226

Trouble Dolls 228

The Blue Address Book 230

Dummy 233

Shopping Urban 236

My Mothers Foot 238

Keys 240

Trick Candles 242

My Fathers Visits 244

Unforgettable 246

Dream City 250

Body and Soul 253

Gods Breath 256

On the Way Back from Goodwill 258

Fugue 260

Scrabble in Heaven 262

Gelato 264

Acknowledgments 267

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374514402
Subtitle:
New and Selected Poems
Author:
Bishop, Elizabeth
Author:
Shore, Jane
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
poetry;poems;collection;memoir-in-verse;nostalgia;1950s;1960s;Jewish experience;
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120424
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.03 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This collection of poems by Jane Shore, one of America's most distinguished poets, traces the development of her career—from her first two award-winning volumes to a group of new poems that display her knack for discovering the uncanny in everyday experience.
"Synopsis" by ,
Geography III, Bishop's final book of poems, first appaered in 1976. It contains such masterpieces as "In the Waiting Room," "The Moose," and "One Art."

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