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Sakura Park Poems

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ISBN-10: 0892553243

ISBN-13: 9780892553242

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rachel Wetzsteon

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A spirited new book from "the most variously gifted of our new poets" (Richard Howard). With this third collection, Rachel Wetzsteon continues to imprint American verse with her particular brand of smart, tart poems. These new pieces employ her remarkable formal agility in order to showcase an assortment of quarreling themes: learning and loss, autonomy and loneliness, love and work. The result is the rare book that is equal parts sass and sorrow.
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Book details

List price: $16.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Persea Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Rachel Wetzsteon was born in Manhattan, New York on November 25, 1967. She received a bachelor's degree from Yale University, a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught for numerous years at the Unterberg Poetry Center. Her poetry primarily examined the solitary yet defiant lives of single women. She published three volumes of poetry: The Other Stars; Home and Away; and Sakura Park. She also wrote Influential Ghosts, which is a study of W. H. Auden. Her work appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and The Nation. She was the poetry editor of The New Republic and was on the faculty…    

Sunrise over low
Short ode to Morningside Heights
Little song for a big night
Saturday night
About time
And this time I mean it
A game of tag
A bluff
Moonlight and love songs
But for the grace
Apologies to an ambulance
Evening news
Umbrella weather
Snow day
Six leagues under
Seeing red
Seventh Sunday
After Eden
Thought experiments in early June
Two cheers
A turn for the better
Love and work
Spring (the procession)
Lawyers on the left bank
Ruskin's whip
Sanity clauses
Cures, talking
Two remedies
Listening to the ocean
The mystery of cigarettes
Four-part invention
Hello yellow brick road
Too many French movies
Madeleine for a while
A day at the revival house
Homage to Eddie Izzard
A pre-Raphaelite girlhood
Rosalind in Manhattan
Short ode to screwball women
On leaving the bachelorette brunch
Down and out in San Francisco
At the Zen Mountain Monastery
292 Riverside Drive
The long run
Cloud studies (I)
On irony
Flaneur Haiku
Manhattan triptych
Commands for the end of summer
Autumn ghazal
Notes toward a theory of the self
Cloud studies (II)
A trampoline in Wayne
Henry Hudson Parkway blues
Blue Octavo Haiku
Indian cafe
Cloud studies (III)
Sakura Park