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Confession (Phoenix Poets)

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Confession, the companion to Incontinence, Susan Hahn's previous prize-winning book of poetry, continues the probing, visceral account of the relationship of a woman with her estranged husband and her inconstant lovers. Ingenious, disturbing, Confession will enhance an already substantial following for this exceptional poet.

"Phoenix Poets is the most distinguished university press series going."—Alfred Corn

"Compressed, controlled, circumscribed by the artist's discipline, the poems in Susan Hahn's Confession do not spill over; each is like a steadily held cup containing its pain."—Alicia Ostriker

"Hahn's voice is unique and unforgettable . . . . Hahn's self-revelation is so startling, and her details so extraordinary, that she virtually detonates her poems with energy. . . . Plath, Ai, Sexton—Hahn brings to mind those vivid, violent poets, but her voice is clearly her own, strong and without either shrillness or shame."—Patricia Monaghan, Booklist

"In her third book of poems, Confession, Susan Hahn continues to refine her amazing capacity to disquiet, disgust and fascinate. This may not sound like a recommendation, but it is. . . . The precision of Hahn's language stands out even more clearly when compared to the looser, baggier free verse that dominates so much contemporary poetry."—Maureen McLane, Chicago Tribune

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"Compressed, controlled, circumscribed by the artist's discipline, the poems in Susan Hahn's Confession do not spill over, each is like a steadily held cup containing its pain". — Alicia Ostriker

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'This is a book of terror and obsessions made palpable, made manifest in Hahn's hand. What gives these poems their power is both what is revealed and what is left out, disturbing our own center of gravity, letting us know the fascination and desperation of holding on.'--Cynthia Macdonald

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Poison

The New Age

The Fifth Amendment

February Day

Passover, Easter, Hitler's Birthday

Disorderly Conduct

The Dream of Late Spring

Insomnia

The Center of Gravity

Swastika

Time Change

Lost Autumn

January Ovaries

Poem in Late May

Song of Estrogen

Pinched Nerve

Earthquake

A Cappella

Pneumonia

Inspiration

Blue Baby

First Blooms

False Spring

Commandment

The Law Dictionary

Yeast

Henna

Young Woman with Blood

Summer Cold

Felony

Depression

Nijinsky's Dog

Fraud

The Devil's Legs

The Animals

He Who Whittled My Soul

Mens Rea

Liposuction for the Soul

For Beauty

Nature's Bouquet

In Kansas, at the Menninger Clinic

Music from a High-Strung Instrument

The Lovers

Confession

The Laws of the Soft Ground

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226312743
Author:
Hahn, Susan Firestone
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Hahn, Susan
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Series Volume:
1997
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
xii., 82 p.
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Compressed, controlled, circumscribed by the artist's discipline, the poems in Susan Hahn's Confession do not spill over, each is like a steadily held cup containing its pain". — Alicia Ostriker
"Synopsis" by , 'This is a book of terror and obsessions made palpable, made manifest in Hahn's hand. What gives these poems their power is both what is revealed and what is left out, disturbing our own center of gravity, letting us know the fascination and desperation of holding on.'--Cynthia Macdonald
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