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Author: Ellen Bass
Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ellen Bass brings a deft touch as she continues her ongoing interrogations of crucial moral issues of our times, while simultaneously delighting in endearing human absurdities. From the start of Like a Beggar, Bass asks her readers to relax, even though 'bad things are going to happen, ' because the 'bad' gets mined for all manner of goodness. Ellen Bass's most recent book of poems, The Human Line, was named a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Bass
ISBN: 9781556594649 155659464X
OCLC Number: 858603168
Description: xii, 73 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Relax --
Saturn's rings --
Reading Neruda's "Ode to the Onion" --
At the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, California --
Nakedness --
Moth orchids --
Ode to repetition --
Looking at a Diadegma insulare wasp under a microscope --
How I became Miss America --
French chocolate --
Women walking --
Jazz --
Cold --
More --
Deceiving the gods --
The beginning of the end --
Pleasantville, New Jersey, 1955 --
The morning after --
What did I love --
Bottom line --
Ode to the heart --
Neighbor --
Ode to invisibility --
Ordinary sex --
Ode to boredom --
Flies --
Moonlight --
Ode to the fish --
Waiting for rain --
The world has need of you --
The last week --
Morning --
Walking by Circle Market late at night --
Ode to the god of the atheists --
Restaurant --
Prayer --
Boat, Vietnam --
Ode to Dr. Ladd's black slit skirt --
Soixante-neuf --
Ode to the first peach --
The muse of work --
Cheetah --
Their naked petals --
Another story --
When you return --
Let's.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Ellen Bass.

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"Ellen Bass brings a deft touch as she continues her ongoing interrogations of crucial moral issues of our times, while simultaneously delighting in endearing human absurdities. From the start of Like a Beggar, Bass asks her readers to relax, even though 'bad things are going to happen, ' because the 'bad' gets mined for all manner of goodness. Ellen Bass's most recent book of poems, The Human Line, was named a 'Notable Book of the Year' by the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition, she is co-author of the million-seller Courage to Heal. She lives in Santa Cruz, California"--

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