Middle Earth Poems

ISBN-10: 0374529280
ISBN-13: 9780374529284
Edition: N/A
Authors: Henri Cole
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242

Time was plunging forward, like dolphins scissoring open water or like me, following Jenny's flippers down to see the coral reef, where the color of sand, sea and sky merged, and it was as if that was all God wanted: not a wife, a house or a position, but a self, like a needle, pushing in a vein. -from "Olympia" In his fifth collection of verse, Henri Cole's melodious lines are written in an open style that is both erotic and visionary. Few poets so thrillingly portray the physical world, or man's creaturely self, or the cycling strain of desire and self-reproach. Few poets so movingly evoke the human quest of "a man alone," trying --to say something true that has body, because it is proof of his existence.. . Middle Earth is a revelatory collection, the finest work yet from an author of poems that are . . .marvels-unbuttoned, riveting, dramatic-burned into being-- (Tina Barr, Boston Review).

Henri Colewas born in Fukuoka, Japan, and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of many awards, he is the author, most recently, ofPierce the Skin(FSG, 2010);Blackbird and Wolf(FSG, 2007);Middle Earth(FSG, 2003), a Pulitzer Prize finalist; andThe Visible Man(FSG, 1998).

Self-portrait in a Gold Kimond
Icarus Breathing
The Hare
Powdered Milk
Kayaks
Presepio
Casablanca Lily
Middle Earth
Veil
Swans
Radiant Ivory
Ape House, Berlin Zoo
Black Camellia
Landscape with Deer and Figure
Green Shade
Kyushu Hydrangea
Crows in Evening Glow
Necessary and Impossible
Cleaning the Elephant
Morning Glory
Myself with Cats
Pillowcase with Praying Mantis
Melon and Insects
Insomnia
Original Face
Mask
My Tea Ceremony
Self-portrait as the Red Princess
Fish and Watergrass
At the Grave of Elizabeth Bishop
Olympia
Medusa
Snow Moon Flower
Blur
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