Tryst

ISBN-10: 0932440355

ISBN-13: 9780932440358

Edition: 2009

Authors: Angie Estes

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In her poem "Love Letters," Angie Estes writes, "I cover secrets, break me and read." And indeed, throughout Tryst, Estes' fourth and most personal collection, the poet gets straight to the heart of love, language, and memory. Details from the rural Appalachian lives of Estes' own family yield to meditations on '40s film stars, medieval saints, ancient Romans--and vice versa. We learn that gold leaf is applied with a brush fashioned out of squirrel tail, Nijinsky invented a fountain pen he called God, and female prisoners of the concentration camp at Terezin composed recipes to be tasted only in memory: all part of the human passion to create, destroy, and above all, be known. Estes' tryst here is with history and the way it absorbs everything and everyone, leaving words, those most articulate of witnesses, behind. Like the Roman Forum with its dizzying strata of time exposed, Tryst is layered, sad, magnificent, and made memorable in and because of language. Break. Read.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oberlin College Press
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 86
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Angie Estes is the author of two previous collections of poems, The Uses of Passion and Voice-Over

You Were About
Transcript
Love Letters
Takeoff
Sommersonnenwende
Verba Volant,
You Can Tell
Via Sacra
Script
Here Lightning Has Been
Gloss
Against Bees
Wrap in Parchment and Also Pink Paper
Heart
Bourree
Alleluya
Saying
Ole
Last Words
Curio
The House in Good Taste
Salles des Departs
First Life of St. Francis
Nevers
So Near Yet So Far
Take Cover
Tryst
Verre Eglomise
It Is Virtually Without Thickness and Has Almost
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