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The body distances (a hundred blackbirds rising) : poems

Author: Mark Wagenaar
Publisher: Amherst and Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Body Distances is filled with long, limber, nimble poems at once ecstatic and elegiac. These poems are odes to the miraculous embedded in the everyday, in which "the unlikely continues / to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Wagenaar
ISBN: 9781625342201 1625342209
OCLC Number: 930997651
Description: viii, 95 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. Andante --
Body Distances II (Still Life with Everything in the World) --
Goat Hour Gospel (Such Salvage) --
Midwest Blues Leave Me Shining --
Nameless City --
Big Secret --
Processional --
Migrations --
Geisha Looks Beyond (Self-Portrait in Brushstrokes) --
Insomnia: Triptych --
Blue Arabesque --
Speak, Again --
Black Gondolas --
October Sketch (Cirque du Nada) --
Riddle --
Cairn of Fine Bones: A Plea --
II. Scherzo: Love Songs & Resurrections --
Exit Plan --
Thistle Envy (Sort of a Love Poem) --
Superman's Love Letter to Kryptonite --
Three Mornings --
1. Aubade with French Horn --
2. Aubade with Three Dreams (Self-Portrait with Ghost Bride) --
3. Aubade Macabre (Theme from Goethe) --
Midday Constellations --
For Whom the Resurrection Is the Full Moon Rising --
Small Graces --
III. PURGATORIO --
Purgatorio --
Elegy I Pray Is Not an Elegy (The Wound) --
Noir Nocturne (Small Town Impromptu) --
That the Unified Field Theory Must Somehow Include Donald Trump's Hair --
Abel, Almost Asleep in the Field --
Questions after a Mass Grave Is Found Outside Srebrenica --
Oddsmaker (The Little Book of Fate) --
Last Sketch --
Broken Sonnets: Elegy & Near-Elegies --
Ghost Hour Gospel --
Gospel of Hands & Breath --
IV. FINALE --
Cinders --
Brief Report on Cosmology, Fate & Human Frailty --
Midwest Suite --
1. Midwest Nocturne (The Little Book of Our Leaving) --
2. Shake & Bake Blues (Midwest Blues II) --
3. Phone Line to Seven Generations --
4. Midwest Impromptu (Midwest Blues III) --
Shoe Logic --
Three Songs from the Book of Nocturnes --
I. Nocturne with Ghost Violin (Song That Is No Song) --
II. Little Song --
III. Nocturne with French Horn --
Kyrie: Broken Sonnet with Coming Years --
In Another Life / Marie Curie Steps Forward from the Shades --
Glean (Stubborn Ode) --
Freefall (The Body Distances I).
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Mark Wagenaar.

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Mark Wagenaar's poems are brimful of the world-generous, fluid, packed with an avid music, with praise and astonishment. In poem after poem, Wagenaar renders a sense of 'a still life with everything Read more...

 
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