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A Point Is Which Has No Part.

Author: Liz Waldner
Publisher: Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Liz Waldner's bold new collection takes its title and its inspiration from Definition 1 of Euclid's Elements of Geometry. Its six sections-point, line, circle, square, triangle, and point again-are explorations of various kinds of longing and loss-sex, death, exile, story, love, and time. Drawing from culture high and low-Eno and Aquinas, Lassie and Donne, Silicon Valley and Walden Pond-these poems offer proof of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Waldner
ISBN: 9781587298080 1587298082
OCLC Number: 774499117
Description: 1 online resource (84 pages)
Contents: I. Point; Accord; II. Line; Straight Flush; Where Credit Is Due (Do You Know the Way to San Jose?); Ear Rational (watercourse for tongues of flame); Sun Dial; Mapper of (Possible) Fact; Of Unknowing Again; III. Circle; Hand to Mouth (Twist and Shout); Her First Reckoning; Self-Representation; The Tree-Keeper's Daughter Speaks; The Alchemist's Misfortune; Maundy Thursday in Translation; Au Pair a green; Transitive, Intransitive: Extemporary Measures; Fear and Suckling and the Mirroring unto Death; Where, Broken (the darkness; is named) Orpheus; IV. Square; A Very BigWind.

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Liz Waldner's bold new collection takes its title and its inspiration from Definition 1 of Euclid's Elements of Geometry. Its six sections-point, line, circle, square, triangle, and point again-are explorations of various kinds of longing and loss-sex, death, exile, story, love, and time. Drawing from culture high and low-Eno and Aquinas, Lassie and Donne, Silicon Valley and Walden Pond-these poems offer proof of and proof against the "mortal right-lined circle" of memory and identity.

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