9780887484483

Burn the Field

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  • ISBN13:

    9780887484483

  • ISBN10:

    0887484484

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-30
  • Publisher: Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr
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Summary

Cockfights, a prophetic turnip, the "pharmack mysteries" of antidepressants . . . in this book the natural world looms as a potent and nearly conscious metaphor for desire, transcendence and loss. The power in these poems comes from a persistently idiosyncratic combination of subject, language and tone: the dark emotion energy of the subjects--illness, witch trials, lost children--the lush, urgent language, and the exacting, wry, relentlessly unsentimental tone.

Table of Contents

The Deadly Poppy Fieldp. 9
Cabezonp. 10
Photograph in a Montana Barp. 11
From Vacant Lots, Flowers ...p. 12
Humbugp. 13
Rooster Shadowp. 14
Cotton & Turnipp. 15
Again, the Donkeyp. 16
Trainp. 18
Scentp. 20
Hangmanp. 21
Photo of Pasteurp. 22
On Two Paintingsp. 23
Varicosep. 25
Vertigop. 26
Gunslingerp. 28
On Preferring Red or Black Datesp. 29
Zuckerman's Daughterp. 33
Sonnet for an Early Thawp. 35
Mother as a Housep. 36
Croupp. 38
The Cockfightp. 39
Feverp. 40
Two Poems after Ovidp. 41
Yellow Dressp. 43
Curedp. 44
Western Cityp. 45
Botany Notesp. 47
No Child Will Choose Itp. 48
Last Photop. 49
Drowning in Bosporusp. 50
Gossipp. 53
The Shoesp. 54
Garden of Meatsp. 55
What Children do in the Ravinep. 57
Wroughtp. 58
Marketp. 61
Blancap. 62
Frozen Charlottep. 63
The Body's Luckp. 65
Mumbletypegp. 67
Lost Jockeyp. 68
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