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The Wave-Maker: Poems

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Publisher Comments:

In Elizabeth Spires's sixth collection of poetry, the pilgrim soul, in its various guises, meditates on its own slow becoming, finding humble companions in creatures as unlikely as a lowly snail, a prehistoric coelacanth, or a tiny Japanese netsuke of a badger disguised as a monk. For Spires, life is both a pilgrimage and a deepening--birth, death, and transformation all part of a seamless continuum. Possessed of a calm, crystalline sense of eternity, her poems invite fellow travelers to sit for a little while and be cleansed of the dust of existence.

Synopsis:

A stunning new collection from a poet who 'made her name a watchword for serenity and poise' (Contemporary Poetry Review).

Synopsis:

A contemplative, witty new collection from a "jewel of a poet" (Los Angeles Times).

About the Author

Elizabeth Spiresis the author of several volumes of poetry, including Now the Green Blade Risesand The Wave-Maker. She lives with her husband and daughter in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches at Goucher College.

Table of Contents

The wave make — Tea — Snail — Snail revisited — A small voice asks some large questions — You have flown to the dangerous country — To a fog spirit — Badger disguised as a Monk — Troubadour at a fork in the road — Story of a soul — Nightgown — Sims: The game — Translation of my life — White room — In a field — A little song — Fragment found in the garden — Zazen — Bloated Haiku — Coelacanth — Essential snail — Christmas Eve morning — Sunday morning at the Carmelite Monastery — The snowy day — Grey garden — To a robin in lent — Brown bird — C

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393070026
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Single Author / American
Author:
Spires, Elizabeth
Author:
Elizabeth Spires
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Poetry : American - General
Publication Date:
July 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
96

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Product details 96 pages W W Norton & Company Incorporated - English 9780393070026 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A stunning new collection from a poet who 'made her name a watchword for serenity and poise' (Contemporary Poetry Review).
"Synopsis" by , A contemplative, witty new collection from a "jewel of a poet" (Los Angeles Times).
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