Steal Away Selected and New Poems

ISBN-10: 1556591942

ISBN-13: 9781556591945

Edition: 2003

Authors: C. D. Wright

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Now in paperback, Steal Away presents C.D. Wright's best lyrics, narratives, prose poems, and odes with new "retablos" and a bracing vigil on incarceration. Long admired as a fearless poet writing authentically erotic verse, Wright-with her Southern accent and cinematic eye-couples strangeness with uncanny accuracy to create poems that "offer a once-and-for-all thing, opaque and revelatory, ceaselessly burning." from "Our Dust" You didn't know my weariness, error, incapacity, I was the poet of shadow work and towns with quarter-inch phone books, of failed roadside zoos. The poet of yard eggs and sharpening shops, jobs at the weapons plant and the Maybelline factory on the penitentiary road. "Wright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle."-The New Yorker "Wright shrinks back from nothing."-Voice Literary Supplement "C.D. Wright is a devastating visionary. She writes in light. She sets language on fire."-American Letters C.D. Wright has published nine collections of poetry and earned many awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at Brown University and in 1994 was named State Poet of Rhode Island. With her husband, Forrest Gander, she edits Lost Roads Publishers.
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Rosesucker Retablo #1
Rosesucker Retablo #2
Rosesucker Retablo #3
Alla Breve Loving
The Secret Life of Musical Instruments
Bent Tones
Clockmaker with Bad Eyes
Obedience of the Corpse
The night before the sentence is carried out
Wanderer in His Thirtieth Year
Handfishing Retablo #1
Handfishing Retablo #2
Handfishing Retablo #3
Handfishing Retablo #4
Wages of Love
The Cinematographer's Faro Island Log
Elements of Night
Scratch Music
This Couple
Petition for Replenishment
Two Hearts in a Forest
Further Adventures with You
Floating Lady Retablo #1
Floating Lady Retablo #2
Floating Lady Retablo #3
King's Daughters, Home for Unwed Mothers, 1948
More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Remarks on Color
The Night I Met Little Floyd
Why Ralph Refuses to Dance
Our Dust
The Body's Temperature at Rest
Toward the Woods
What No One Could Have Told Them
Detail from What No One Could Have Told Them
Old Man with a Dog
Weekend in the Country
The Next to Last Draft
Self Portrait on a Rocky Mount
The Ozark Odes
a valentine
Floating Trees
Approximately Forever
So Far Off and Yet Here
Like Peaches
With Grass as Their Witness
Because Fulfillment Awaits
And It Came to Pass
Girl Friend
Sonic Relations
Various Positions
The Shepherd of Resumed Desire
Gift of the Book
Girl Friend Poem #2
A Series of Actions
Song of the Gourd
Lake Echo, Dear
On the Beach
What Keeps
Key Episodes from an Earthly Life
Girl Friend Poem #3
In a Piercing and Sucking Species
Everything Good between Men and Women
Girl Friend Poem #4
The Iris Admits the Light the Iris Will Allow
Like Someone Driving to Texas by Herself
Morning Star
Like Rocks
Girl Friend Poem #5
Ponds, in Love
Like Horses
Girl Friend Poem #6
Girl Friends #7-10
from Deepstep Come Shining
Prisoners of Louisiana
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