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Publisher Comments:

The winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize--"These poems are fresh, crisp, and muscular. They are decisive and fearless. Every object, icon, or historical moment has a soul with a voice. In these poems these soulful ones elbow their way to the surface of the page, smartly into the contemporary now."--Joy Harjo, prize citation

from "The Piano Speaks"
     For an hour I forgot my fat self,
     my neurotic innards, my addiction to alignment.
     For an hour I forgot my fear of rain.
     For an hour I was a salamander
     shimmying through the kelp in search of shore,
     and under his fingers the notes slid loose
     from my belly in a long jellyrope of eggs
     that took root in the mud.

Synopsis:

"[Beasley's] lightness works best when it dapples her darkness--and when her darkness, as it often does, feels truly deep."--Abigail Deutsch,

About the Author

Sandra Beasley's first poetry collection, Theories of Falling, won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Beasley lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393339666
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Single Author / American
Author:
Beasley, Sandra
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
90
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 90 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393339666 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "[Beasley's] lightness works best when it dapples her darkness--and when her darkness, as it often does, feels truly deep."--Abigail Deutsch,
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