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Death and transfiguration : poems

Author: Kelly Cherry
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this, her latest, deeply moving collection, Kelly Cherry confronts the basic questions of love and death, faith and suffering. From her search for "a new poetry"--One that can face up to the worst barbarities of the twentieth century - Cherry wrests a passionate, authoritative, powerful vision that is itself transfiguring.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Cherry
ISBN: 0807122114 9780807122112 0807122122 9780807122129
OCLC Number: 36884224
Description: vi, 56 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Imagining the Past --
My Mother's Swans --
My Mother's Stroke --
Wind Chimes in the Deep Blue Upside-Down Heaven --
The Letter --
Emphysema --
Miracle and Mystery --
Epithalamium --
Anniversary --
Alzheimer's --
Prayer for My Father: In Memoriam --
Bubbling --
Petition on Behalf of My Parents (Both of Whom Had Emphysema) --
How We Are Taken --
Quartet Without Beginning or End --
Falling --
Bedroom with Yellow Lamp and Chrysanthemums --
From Venice: Letter to an Ex-Husband --
On Looking at an Artwork by My Ex-Husband, After His Death --
The Fight --
As If a Star --
First Marriage --
On Fire and Living on Air --
Regrets --
Hide-and-Seek --
The Almost-Baby --
The Dead Vole --
Two Lieder for Lost Children --
Trip to Las Vegas.
Responsibility: Kelly Cherry.

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In this, her latest, deeply moving collection, Kelly Cherry confronts the basic questions of love and death, faith and suffering. From her search for "a new poetry"--One that can face up to the worst barbarities of the twentieth century - Cherry wrests a passionate, authoritative, powerful vision that is itself transfiguring.

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