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The windmill's labor is contingent upon the weather, upon what air masses, at any given time, overlie its landscape. Anticipatory in mood, Weather Eye Open adopts the emblem of the windmill, seeking what Merleau-Ponty calls the "inspiration and expiration of Being." The windmill serves as analogue to the perceiving subject, to the poet, whose consciousness, though rooted and partial, is yet always receptive to being energized, turned. Like open sails, the perceiver ushers the weather indoors, converting one motion, the wind, to another, the grinding burrstones. The poems in this collection pursue a similar transmutation through language, a staying open to its various weather (and whether) systems. For Sarah Gridley, language strikes at the "X" of experience: part presence and part absence, part spirit and part matter, part home and part homesickness, part harnessed and part wild. In the face of such weather, the stance of the poet is both rapacious and passive, searching and struck still.

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"Sarah Gridley's poems progress by long, associative leaps that leave luminous trails behind them—and that always land on sure and surprising ground. Her language is a pure jewel, and yet it manages to bind together the most disparate things—windmills, lilies, sand fumes, milk spray—and make them radiate presence. These are intelligent poems that think with the whole body."—Cole Swensen

About the Author

Sarah Gridley received an MFA from the University of Montana, where she was named the 1998 Richard Hugo scholar and won the 1999 Merrian Frontier award. Her poems have appeared in Jubilat and the Beloit Poetry Review.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Cuckoos Report

Cloak

The Vernal Landscapes

Capsized

Wanting the Ten-Fingered Grasp of Things

The Body Is Placed, but the Spirit Is Emigrant

Rus in Urbe

Genealogy

Sortilege

Prodigal Song

The Craft Must Be Lighter-Than-Air

What Adjective

The Eve Of

You Have Given Me Such a Delicious Dish

Nocturne

Weather Eye Open

You Are Looking for Wings on a Wolf

Likeness Is the Mother of Love

Gimcrack Scenery

The Minors

Jurisdiction

Instructions for the Little Painter

Grist

Impasto

Approach in Removable Galleries

Saturation, a Dwelling Place

Millers Ruth

Sweet Outline Lost in Atmosphere

Noises in Annunciation

Locus Amenus

Gentle Gnomonics

Wild Clary

Slipping Jurisdiction

Suppressed O: Additional Turns in Outdoor Pragmatism

Terrestrial

There Is No Answer to What They Think

Codlings

Etude

Death and the Maiden

Chatterton

Dialogue of Comfort

Long Division

A Fine Cage Wont Feed the Bird

Between Sail and Tiller

Industrial Magdalene

Swayamvara

Ruling Planet

Psyche Speaks of Eros

What Is Lost in the Fire Must Be Sought in the Ashes

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520242937
Author:
Gridley, Sarah
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New California poetry
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.25 in 5 oz

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