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Oracle Poems

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ISBN-10: 0393246574

ISBN-13: 9780393246575

Edition: N/A

Authors: Cate Marvin

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The speakers of Oracle occupy the outer-borough cityscape of New York's Staten Island, moving through worlds glittering with refuse and peopled by ghosts. Cate Marvin's haunting, passionate poems explore themes of loss, the vulnerability of womanhood in a world hostile to it, and the fraught, strangely compelling landscape of adolescence.From "A Thousand Degrees"It's called a thousand degrees. Think about love.Seemed what the clutch of pot-bellied womenin striped shirts were muttering drunk amongone another as I skulked past them on a 2 a.m.street's sidewalk buckling with the heave ofJuly's late heat, skitterish and still drunk fromcheap wine I'd sucked down in the City.
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2015
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 96

Cate Marvin is the author of Fragment of the Head of a Queen and World's Tallest Disaster. A winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize and a Whiting Award, her poetry has been published in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, and elsewhere. A cofounder of VIDA and a professor of English at CUNY, she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.