Dr Seuss Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 17, 2014

    Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



    My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.00
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

Missing Her (09 Edition)

by

Missing Her (09 Edition) Cover

 

Review-A-Day

"Keelan's work is at times difficult to follow, skipping from French philosophy to popular culture, and from the general to the very personal. Each image, however, is firmly drawn, counterpointing the rapid shuffling of images with a sustained clarity. This can be disorienting, but also exciting — her poems never stop moving." Rebecca Morales, Rain Taxi (read the entire Rain Taxi review)

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Poetry. "Keelan's work, always politically engaged, here takes a tender and personal turn. Much of what is mourned in these interwoven elegies is private, close in, but even the larger, more public themes--the Vietnam War, Jesus, the oil industry, September 11--are brought to an intimate scale. The central long poem 'Everybody's Autobiography' achieves a masterful fusion of political history, personal responsibility, and communal grief. A deep-feeling collection not afraid to look loss in the face"--Cole Swensen.

Review:

"Like Mary Jo Bang's recent NBCC-winning Elegy, Keelan's new collection examines the nature of grief through poetry, gathering together a sequence of elegies and poems on loss. The opening group of what Keelan (The Devotion Field) calls 'Little Elegies' mourns various losses, including a girl who died at 14 ('Imagine, she's finally a sexy teenager') and famous poets Keelan had known, including Robert Creeley and Kenneth Koch ('I heard the echo of your line resound// Through the hearts of thousands'), as well as the Virgin Mary and the victims of 9/11. Keelan's jerky, fragmentary poems also examine the violence of other contemporary phenomena, such as the video game Grand Theft Auto ('He wins the game!/ Choosing each time to crash/ & not to kill'). Elsewhere, she looks at how language itself points to absence: 'I believed the linguist// On the radio who said words are most interesting// When they indicate something not there,// Something not inherently in or of themselves.' The striking long poem 'Everybody's Autobiography' recalls Keelan's own and others' pasts. Keelan, one of our best, if too little known, experimental poets, does what she can in this sixth collection to steady 'the human boat' which 'Came capsizing...// Came lost.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Keelan's work, always politically engaged, here takes a tender and personal turn.

About the Author

Claudia Keelan is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently MISSING HER (New Issues Press, 2009), and has published poems widely in magazines and journals, including The American Poetry Review, Smartish Pace, Electronic Poetry Review, Conduit, Pequod, AMERICAN LETTERS and COMMENTARY, and Jacket Magazine. She has published poems and essays in anthologies including The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood, (Wesleyan University Press, 2003) and American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (W.W. Norton, 2009). She directs the MFA program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and serves as the editor of Interim, the university's annual literary review. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, the poet Donald Revell, and their children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930974869
Author:
Keelan, Claudia
Publisher:
New Issues Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
New Issues Poetry & Prose
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
79
Dimensions:
9.80x6.52x.28 in. .45 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

Missing Her (09 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.00 In Stock
Product details 79 pages New Issues Poetry Press - English 9781930974869 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like Mary Jo Bang's recent NBCC-winning Elegy, Keelan's new collection examines the nature of grief through poetry, gathering together a sequence of elegies and poems on loss. The opening group of what Keelan (The Devotion Field) calls 'Little Elegies' mourns various losses, including a girl who died at 14 ('Imagine, she's finally a sexy teenager') and famous poets Keelan had known, including Robert Creeley and Kenneth Koch ('I heard the echo of your line resound// Through the hearts of thousands'), as well as the Virgin Mary and the victims of 9/11. Keelan's jerky, fragmentary poems also examine the violence of other contemporary phenomena, such as the video game Grand Theft Auto ('He wins the game!/ Choosing each time to crash/ & not to kill'). Elsewhere, she looks at how language itself points to absence: 'I believed the linguist// On the radio who said words are most interesting// When they indicate something not there,// Something not inherently in or of themselves.' The striking long poem 'Everybody's Autobiography' recalls Keelan's own and others' pasts. Keelan, one of our best, if too little known, experimental poets, does what she can in this sixth collection to steady 'the human boat' which 'Came capsizing...// Came lost.'" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "Keelan's work is at times difficult to follow, skipping from French philosophy to popular culture, and from the general to the very personal. Each image, however, is firmly drawn, counterpointing the rapid shuffling of images with a sustained clarity. This can be disorienting, but also exciting — her poems never stop moving." (read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Synopsis" by , Keelan's work, always politically engaged, here takes a tender and personal turn.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.