9780811214285

RELUCTANT GRAVITIES PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811214285

  • ISBN10:

    0811214281

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1999-10-17
  • Publisher: NEW DIRECT

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Summary

Once again poet and translator Rosmarie Waldrop pushes the boundaries and definitions of poetry, prose, gender, relationship, even language itself in her new volume of prose poem "dialogues", Reluctant Gravities. Intended as a sequel to The Reproduction of Profiles and Lawn of Excluded Middle, Reluctant Gravities gives the rhetorical "you" addressed in those earlier volumes a voice and response. "I decided to give the second person equal time", says Waldrop. "But I'm not interested in characters, psychology, or in poetry's traditional 'persona' or mask. The voices do not 'represent, ' but frame the synaptic space between them". Some of Waldrop's concerns are formal. She "cultivates cuts, discontinuity, leaps, shifts of reference" in her attempts to compensate for the lack of a margin, where verse would turn toward the white of the page, toward what is not. Her "gap gardening tries to place the margin, the emptiness inside the text". But the point of the dialogues is purely human as the two voices with wit and philosophical playfulness debate aspects of "Aging",

Table of Contents

Prologue: Two Voices 1(9)
I
On the Horizontal
9(2)
On the Vertical
11(2)
On Vertigo
13(2)
On Place
15(10)
Song
19(1)
Meditation on Fact
20(2)
Song
22(3)
II
On Eden
25(2)
On Desire
27(2)
On Thirds
29(2)
On Betweens
31(10)
Song
35(1)
Meditation on Certainty
36(2)
Song
38(3)
III
On Varieties of Oblivion
41(2)
On Separation
43(2)
On Depth
45(2)
On Hieroglyphs
47(10)
Song
51(1)
Meditation on Understanding
52(2)
Song
54(3)
IV
On Ways of the Body
57(2)
On Blindman's Buff
59(2)
On Sharing
61(2)
On Change
63(10)
Song
67(1)
Meditation on the Indefinite
68(2)
Song
70(3)
V
On Lift
73(2)
On Depression
75(2)
On Childhood
77(2)
On Pattern
79(10)
Song
83(1)
Meditation on Awakening
84(2)
Song
86(3)
VI
On Slowing
89(2)
On Aging
91(2)
On Cause
93(2)
On the Millennium
95

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