9780934257985

A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women

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  • ISBN13:

    9780934257985

  • ISBN10:

    0934257981

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-05-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

Celebrating the diverse traditions of poetic form, editor and poet Annie Finch presents illuminating examples from sixty contemporary women poets who have transformed and strengthened their literary inheritance. A Formal Feeling Comes welcomes the new millennium with intellectual clarity, emotional freedom, and a chorus of powerful voices.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
A Multiplicity of Formsp. 9
Kevin of the N.E. Crewp. 9
Laddersp. 10
Who I Think You Arep. 11
Zodiacp. 12
A Different Spinp. 13
Sonnet 2p. 14
Sonnet 5p. 15
Housekeeping Cagesp. 16
How I Learned to Sweepp. 18
Naming the Fabricsp. 19
Sonnet 1p. 21
Sonnet 42p. 22
Bilingual Sestinap. 22
Scaffoldingp. 25
Villanelle VIp. 25
On Syllabics and Cora Fryp. 27
Five Poems from Cora Fryp. 29
Ultrasoundp. 32
Two Couplesp. 34
Sonnet 2p. 35
Sonnet 4p. 36
Admiration and Allurep. 37
Poeta Fuip. 37
Essentialsp. 38
The Sistersp. 38
A Flashlight or Mapp. 39
Historyp. 40
The Raiment We Put Onp. 41
The Bride of Quietnessp. 41
Reading, Dreaming, Hidingp. 43
The Pines Without Peerp. 44
Spoken Formsp. 45
Muddy Kid Comes Homep. 46
The Poet Reflects on Her Solitary Fatep. 47
Thoughts on Form and Formalism and My Uses of Themp. 48
What Goes Around Comes Around, or The Proof is in the Puddingp. 49
Tortoise and Badgerp. 49
Rondeaup. 50
The Air We Breathedp. 51
Belongingsp. 52
The Yearsp. 53
Out of Work, Out of Touch, Out of Sortsp. 54
An Intact Worldp. 57
Persephone Undergroundp. 58
Historyp. 58
Politicalp. 59
"Blown apart by loss..."p. 59
When the Ballerina Doesn't Point Her Toesp. 61
This Shadep. 62
Some Girlsp. 62
Hell to Payp. 63
Why I Like to Dance in a Boxp. 64
Metricsp. 65
A Kind of Survivalp. 66
Dear Marilynp. 67
Wordsp. 69
Illicit Communionp. 70
Dickinsonp. 70
For Grizzel McNaught (1709-1792)p. 71
A Reply from His Coy Mistressp. 71
Sapphics for Patiencep. 72
On Writing Formal Poetryp. 73
On Your Twenty-First Birthdayp. 73
A Dancing Floorp. 76
The White Tiger Leapsp. 77
Princess Paradep. 77
The Empress Receives the Head of a Taiping Rebelp. 78
Art is Madep. 79
Rodin's "Gates of Hell"p. 79
Art and Sciencep. 81
Edenp. 84
The Last of the Courtyardp. 85
Legaciesp. 85
Meditating Formallyp. 87
Eight Days in Aprilp. 88
Ballad of Ladies Lost and Foundp. 91
Dusk: Julyp. 94
The Skills of the Stow-Awayp. 97
The House Beside the Seap. 99
Winged Wordsp. 100
The Lairp. 103
Basic Rhythmsp. 104
Only Alicep. 104
The Limbo Dancerp. 105
An Ancient Techniquep. 107
I Grew Upp. 108
Mother With Childp. 111
On the Craft of Poemsp. 112
Solo: The Good Bluesp. 113
Note to the Ophthalmologistp. 114
Gethsemane A.D.p. 115
We Are the Writing on the Wallp. 116
Shieldingp. 117
Travel: After a Deathp. 117
Inpatientp. 118
Alone for a Weekp. 118
Some Thoughts on the Threshold of Form and the Level of Wordsp. 120
Sun and Moonp. 123
Boyp. 125
Sound Wavesp. 126
Caniculap. 128
Ringing Wordsp. 129
A Defense of Breathingp. 131
On a Line from Valeryp. 132
Section Two (from "Pro Femina")p. 132
Section Three (from "Pro Femina")p. 134
A Muse of Waterp. 135
Writing Criminallyp. 139
Sonnet XXXVII from "Criminal Sonnets"p. 139
Calisthenicsp. 141
Sunday Matineep. 141
Late Arrivalsp. 142
Paradoxical Freedomp. 143
The Height of the Seasonp. 143
The Nuns of Childhood: Two Viewsp. 144
Despairp. 146
Embracing Fatep. 147
Citizens and Skyp. 150
Dark Horsep. 150
Planting Rosesp. 151
A Kind of Celebrationp. 152
Time and Musicp. 153
A Worthwhile Taskp. 154
Light Readingp. 154
How Far?p. 154
Dirge in Jazz Timep. 155
Notes on Contemporary Formalismp. 157
Emily's Wordsp. 159
Sweepingp. 160
A Dream of Dyingp. 160
The Walls of the Roomp. 161
First Time: 1950p. 163
A Green Placep. 164
A Living Thingp. 166
The Scribesp. 167
The Secretp. 167
Whirling Round the Sunp. 168
Somap. 168
Barney Bigardp. 170
From the "Inside Out"p. 171
Litanyp. 172
Confederacyp. 173
One Green, One Blue: One Point About Formal Verse Writing and Another About Women Writing Formal Versep. 175
ChrisEasterp. 182
Devolutionp. 183
How I Had to Actp. 184
Anger Sweetenedp. 185
Good Girlp. 186
The Spellp. 187
True Recoveryp. 188
On Dorothea Lange's Photograph "Migrant Mother" (1936)p. 188
On Vermeer's "Young Woman With a Water Jug" (1658) in the Metropolitan Museump. 189
A Beautiful Surfacep. 190
Chernobylp. 190
What Do Women Want?p. 191
The Rebirth of Venusp. 192
Young Girl Peeling Applesp. 193
Form and Responsibilityp. 195
Haiku (for paul robeson)p. 197
Haikup. 198
Song No. 3p. 198
Song No. 2p. 198
Father and Daughterp. 199
Where the Greatest Mystery Liesp. 201
Small Joysp. 202
The Torturedp. 203
Honoring The Sonnetp. 205
Fear of Subwaysp. 205
Fear of Shopliftingp. 206
Wingsp. 206
On "Street Bleats"p. 208
Hattie went to Marketp. 208
Nellie gives into Blanchep. 209
Bernice got next to Isisp. 210
Some Notes on Formp. 211
The Comb and the Mirrorp. 212
Apologyp. 214
Interrogations of the Sparrowp. 215
Reflections on Meterp. 217
Ballad of the Magic Glassesp. 218
Living Apartp. 222
A Singular Presencep. 223
The Archaeology of Divorcep. 224
Wedding Songp. 225
King Lear Bewilderedp. 226
Out-of-Body Concentrationp. 227
Homeworkp. 228
The Vision Testp. 229
Sonnet for Minimalistsp. 230
The Wind and Lightp. 231
Peace #3p. 232
Even the Eagles Must Gatherp. 233
Shifting Contextsp. 235
Baby's Pantoump. 237
Sense of Discoveryp. 241
Diverne's Waltzp. 241
Chosenp. 242
Balancep. 243
Daughters, 1900p. 243
The Ballad of Aunt Genevap. 244
A Canticle for Abba Jacobp. 245
E.B. and Mep. 249
On Trackp. 250
To Be Clearly Heardp. 252
Primitive Placep. 252
Departurep. 253
Being Humanp. 254
The Leopard in Edenp. 254
Standards to Breakp. 255
Book of Routhp. 255
Rockin' A Man, Stone Blindp. 257
Poem for the Childrenp. 257
The Gift of a Poemp. 259
The Ballad of Biddy Earlyp. 259
The Cat's Second Songp. 260
The Speckled Hen's Morning Song to Biddy Earlyp. 261
When Form Flowersp. 262
Ironingp. 263
Grandmothers' Songp. 263
My Experience with Poetic Formsp. 265
State of Preservationp. 266
Appendix 1: Formal Key to Poemsp. 269
Appendix 2: Index of Formsp. 282
Contributors' Notesp. 293
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