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Among the Monarchs (Phoenix Poets)

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In poems of haunting lyricism, and in a voice wholly unlike any other American poet, Christine Garren's second book of poetry explores common themes such as love, loss, and family with an uncommon sensibility. Among the Monarchs is filled with unforgettable metaphors, unconventional and unpredictable juxtapositions, turns and angles of perception, and seductive free verse rhythms. Through all of this, Garren captivates readers in a unique exploration of the nature of desire, the raptures and burdens of love and loss, the peculiarities of family life and, perhaps most compelling, the power of poetic imagination to shape what we see and feel. At once engaging and disquieting, Among the Monarchs attests to the inexhaustible possibilities of lyric poetry.

About the Author

Christine Garren received her B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her first book of poems, Afterworld, also in the Phoenix Poets series, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Childhood

The Bride

Early Memory

First Time

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Love

Picnic

Monarchs

The Analyst

The Calf

The Skaters

Family

The Cemetery

The Underpass

First Love

Tristia

Solitaire

Sulfur

An Account

The Tenant

Noon

A Doll's House

Picnic

The Biopsy

Cedar

The Kite

The Newlyweds

Small Things

Paperweight

Landscapes before Surgery

The Wolves

In the Garden

Figure and Ground

Janus

The Swan

Tree-line

Trout

The Daydream

Solitaire

Fortunes

The Student

Picnic

Courtship

Apartment Complex

The Ruins

Warehouse

The Exercise

The Laboratory

Cake

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226284118
Author:
Garren, Christine
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Series Volume:
8th, 1886-'87
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
49
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.5 in

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