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Hagiography

Author: Jen Currin
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Includes poems that present thought as a complex event, a place where mind and sense and the natural world they move through become indistinguishable elements in a mysterious, familiar, vexing,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jen Currin
ISBN: 9781552451977 1552451976
OCLC Number: 181142589
Description: 85 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Chanting indoors --
Lyric --
It was one of us, night or day --
Once --
Four bridges --
Fairy and folk tales --
The blood we meditate --
It seems --
Shadow/distinction --
Constellations, creatures with two legs --
Topple the room --
Finally, who is here with us? --
We all drive such cars --
The elephant lady's drawings --
Almost always I forget --
To shrink the river --
If we are able --
Often at night, often with candles --
The bridge melting behind us --
I drink to our ruined house --
The bird --
Acrobats glow in the dark --
Window music --
No one need know we're not home --
Eating the scraps of dawn --
The mountain highway --
Fortunes for a two-bearded woman --
Rumours and trembling --
Childhood.
Responsibility: Jen Currin.

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""Hagiography "is a delight for the reader's heart and mind: "hogios", meaning sacred, plus "graphein", to write. One lovely poem after another guides us through what holds us like a light." -Robin Read more...

 
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