Book of Goodbyes

ISBN-10: 1938160142
ISBN-13: 9781938160141
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jillian Weise
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Description: Winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award.The Los Angeles Times described Jillian Weise's debut poetry collection as "a fearless dissection of the taboo and the hidden." In this second collection she forwards her bold, sexy poetics by chronicling  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: BOA Editions, Limited
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award.The Los Angeles Times described Jillian Weise's debut poetry collection as "a fearless dissection of the taboo and the hidden." In this second collection she forwards her bold, sexy poetics by chronicling an affair with a man she names "Big Logos." These poems throw into question sex, the law, identity, sentiment, and power, shifting between lyric and narrative, hyper-realism and magical realism, fact and fiction.I've Been Waiting All NightI reckon you were asleep with your girlbefore the phone rang. Make something up.I've been waiting all night to tell youabout the couple in post-War France,the woman fresh in her graveand the man who didn't like his mistress dead,no sir, and so exhumed her, to the dismayof his wife, who had him arrestedfor the stink he made.She was reburied, returned to the dead.After jail, he dug her up to fuck again.Attached suction cups and crafteda wig from a broom. You can go now.I'm more in the mood than you're used to.Jillian Weise—an above-the-knee amputee with a computerized prosthetic—identifies as a cyborg and has discussed the identity in essays for the New York Times and Drunken Boat. Her books include The Amputee's Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and The Colony (Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, 2010). She is an assistant professor at Clemson University, a contributing editor at the South Carolina Review, and co-director of the Annual Clemson Literary Festival.

Up Late and Likewise
The Ugly Law
Decent Recipe for Tilapia
I've Been Waiting All Night
Caf� Loop
How to Treat Flowers
Affairs
Poem for His Girl
Intermission
Tiny and Courageous Finches
Go On High Ship
Marcel Addresses Kate (As He "Would If He Could)
Why I No Longer Skype
Portrait of Big Logos
Once I thought I was going to the in the desert without knowing who I was
Semi Semi Dash
Poem for His Ex
Goodbyes
For Big Logos, in Hopes He Will Write Poems Again
Be Not Far From Me
Curtain Call
Elegy for Zahra Baker
Notes
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Colophon

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