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The baboons of Hada : selected poems

Author: Eric L Ormsby
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Baboons of Hada introduces thirty years of Eric Ormsby's precise and generous poetry.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Ormsby
ISBN: 9781847770660 1847770665
OCLC Number: 706029848
Description: 118 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Origins --
I. After Becquer ; Our spiders ; Microcosm ; Conch shell ; Starfish ; Ant-lion ; Spider ; Flamingos ; Grackle ; Anhinga ; Rooster ; Watchdog and rooster ; Craneworld ; Cradle-song of the emperor penguins ; The Egyptian vulture ; Garter snake ; The baboons of Hada ; Lichens ; Milkweed ; Skunk cabbage ; Mullein ; Live oak, with bromeliads --
II. The crossing ; Getting ready for the night ; The suitors of my grandmother's youth ; Two views of my grandfather's courting letters ; Adages of a grandmother ; Hand-painted China --
Finding a portrait of the rugby colonists, My ancestors among them ; A freshly whitewashed room ; My mother in old age ; Childhood house ; Dicie Fletcher ; The jewel box --
III. For a modest god ; What the snow was not ; Salle des martyrs ; Mutanabbi in exile ; The caliph ; Lazarus in skins ; Forgetful Lazarus ; Lazarus and basements ; Lazarus listens ; Mrs Lazarus ; Hate ; Gravediggers' April ; Nose ; Fingernails ; Fetish ; Blood ; Another thing ; Conquests of childhood ; Childhood pieties ; The song of the whisk ; Episode with a potato --
IV. Bavarian shrine ; Railyard in winter ; Florida Bay ; Daybreak at the straits ; A salt marsh near Truro ; Nova Scotia ; Gazing at waves ; An epistle from Rice Point ; Coastlines ; An oak skinned by lightning ; The Public Gardens --
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"[Ormsby's] poems afford the rare pleasure of listening to a polished yet deeply humane sensibility respond, in language of exhilarating verve, to whatever it seizes on or despairs of." "New Read more...

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