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God has retired to Florida, like everyone else. He can't sleep. He watches TV. In the long poem that opens Debora Greger's sixth book, God, he has retreated to the swamps, where, in the lush particulars of the subtropics, a singular moral world is discovered. Wherever Greger is, she has a traveler's eye; her poetry finds the past beneath the present-where the "Eden of Florida," as the last poem ironically calls it, is an Eden with alligators. This is the work of a powerful, meditative poet, whose God is deceptively quiet, perfectly timed, and seriously amused.

About the Author

Debora Greger is a poet and professor who has won grants and awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim foundation. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, and Paris Review.

Table of Contents

God God in Florida

Easter 1991

The British Museum

To a Blackbird

Miranda on the British Isles

British Rail

The Ruined Abbey

The Allotment Garden

The Twilight of England

A Property of the National Trust

Memoirs of a Saint

Eve at the Paradise

The Zoo in the Rain

The Overland Bus

The Laurel Tree by the River

To the Snow

Moss in the Hamptons

There Now

The Dead of Summer

Head, Perhaps of an Angel

Variante de la Tristesse: The Sadness of the Subtropics

Admiral of the Parking Lot

Persephone in the Underworld

The Civil War

Subtropical Elegy

The Eden of Florida

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140424331
Author:
Greger, Debora
Publisher:
Penguin Poets
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Poets, Penguin
Series Volume:
106-113
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.45x5.47x.34 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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