skip to content
Portrait in a spoon : poems Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Portrait in a spoon : poems

Author: James Cummins
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997.
Series: James Dickey contemporary poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"By turns comic and poignant, the poems in Portrait in a Spoon explore the uses and abuses of language as it intersects the uses and abuses of power. Taking George Eliot's observation that even Milton, looking at himself in a spoon, would have to "submit to have the facial angle of a bumpkin," James Cummins investigates questions of identity - the illusions we sustain, the passions we conceal, and the stories that  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cummins, James.
Portrait in a spoon.
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)631987124
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Cummins
ISBN: 1570031916 9781570031915 1570031924 9781570031922
OCLC Number: 36446794
Description: xiv, 79 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: James Dickey contemporary poetry series.
Responsibility: by James Cummins.

Abstract:

These poems explore the uses and abuses of language as it intersects the uses and abuses of power. They investigate the question of identity - the illusions we sustain, the passions we conceal, and  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36446794> # Portrait in a spoon : poems
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "36446794" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/scu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Place/columbia_s_c> ; # Columbia, S.C.
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/811.54/e21/> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1997" ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Person/cummins_james> ; # James Cummins
    schema:datePublished "1997" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/905865920> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Series/james_dickey_contemporary_poetry_series> ; # James Dickey contemporary poetry series.
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Series/the_james_dickey_contemporary_poetry_series> ; # The James Dickey contemporary poetry series
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/631987124> ;
    schema:name "Portrait in a spoon : poems"@en ;
    schema:productID "36446794" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36446794#PublicationEvent/columbia_s_c_university_of_south_carolina_press_1997> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Agent/university_of_south_carolina_press> ; # University of South Carolina Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36446794#Review/1836230352> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781570031922> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781570031915> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36446794> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Agent/university_of_south_carolina_press> # University of South Carolina Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of South Carolina Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Person/cummins_james> # James Cummins
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Cummins" ;
    schema:givenName "James" ;
    schema:name "James Cummins" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Place/columbia_s_c> # Columbia, S.C.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Columbia, S.C." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Series/james_dickey_contemporary_poetry_series> # James Dickey contemporary poetry series.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36446794> ; # Portrait in a spoon : poems
    schema:name "James Dickey contemporary poetry series." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/905865920#Series/the_james_dickey_contemporary_poetry_series> # The James Dickey contemporary poetry series
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36446794> ; # Portrait in a spoon : poems
    schema:name "The James Dickey contemporary poetry series" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781570031915>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1570031916" ;
    schema:isbn "9781570031915" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781570031922>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1570031924" ;
    schema:isbn "9781570031922" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/631987124>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Portrait in a spoon." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36446794> ; # Portrait in a spoon : poems
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/36446794#Review/1836230352>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36446794> ; # Portrait in a spoon : poems
    schema:reviewBody ""By turns comic and poignant, the poems in Portrait in a Spoon explore the uses and abuses of language as it intersects the uses and abuses of power. Taking George Eliot's observation that even Milton, looking at himself in a spoon, would have to "submit to have the facial angle of a bumpkin," James Cummins investigates questions of identity - the illusions we sustain, the passions we conceal, and the stories that surround both."--BOOK JACKET. "In his previous collection of sestinas, The Whole Truth, Cummins rewrote to absurd and magisterial ends the Perry Mason saga. In this much-awaited second volume of poems, he again trains his eye on culture - high and low, popular and elitist - to explore and explode the myths and mythos of making. He finds the spoon that encloses and discloses, like John Ashbery's mirror, distorts as it explains. It has its analogue in the closed forms that he masterfully employs here: epigram, sonnet, villanelle, and sestina."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.