25 Women to Read Before You Die

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | August 14, 2015

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: IMG The Blind Spot of United States History

    The most frequent question readers ask about An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is "Why hasn't this book been written before?" I'm... Continue »
    1. $11.20 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Poetry- A to Z
1 Hawthorne Poetry- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Resin: Poems


Resin: Poems Cover

ISBN13: 9780807130766
ISBN10: 0807130761
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $7.95!


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In poems of quiet force, Geri Doran maps the fragility of human connection and the irreducible fact of grief. From the communal ruptures of Chechnya and Rwanda to the personal dislocations that attend great loss, Resin weighs frailty against responsibility, damage against the desires of the heart. For the poet, a factory fire in late-nineteenth-century Portland becomes a tool for precise knowing: "The phases of wood are a means / of dead reckoning: burn what is built / and gauge your passage / by what is lost." Even in so quotidian an act as the planting of potatoes, Doran's sure, meticulous, and carefully calibrated lines reveal the intensity of our yearnings: "What carried us from year to year was yield: / potatoes in, potatoes out, like rowing." Variously plaintive, passionate, intuitive, and serious, the voice in Resin tells how the natural world, in both its wildness and regularity, expresses and mediates human longing.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

colettejonopulos, December 20, 2009 (view all comments by colettejonopulos)
Geri Doran writes of haying, barns, and yields, and then delicately mentions a lover's skin. And always her images speak of the heart and its incessant search for human love, and for the unknowable Other. She uses words to become permeable in order to share her experiences. There is no hiding in Resin, only line after line of revelation. I will read it again tonight, and read it aloud to others.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

Doran, Geri
Louisiana State University Press
American - General
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
9.04x5.58x.21 in. .22 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The View from the Cherry Tree Used Trade Paper $2.50
  2. The Absolutely True Story How I... New Trade Paper $9.95
  3. Don't Hurt Laurie
    Used Trade Paper $0.95
  4. The Pet-Sitting Peril
    Used Trade Paper $1.95
  5. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City:...
    Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. Distance from Loved Ones (Wesleyan... New Trade Paper $14.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

Resin: Poems Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 53 pages Louisiana State University Press - English 9780807130766 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.