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Spells : new & selected poems

Author: Annie Finch
Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2013]
Series: Wesleyan poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A spellbinding collection from one of America's most original and magical poets

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Finch
ISBN: 9780819572691 0819572691
OCLC Number: 820450695
Description: xii, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: New Poems --
Blessing on the Poets 3 --
Homebirth 4 --
Abortion Spell 5 --
Your Land 6 --
Stone and Cloth and Paper 7 --
The Naming 8 --
Frost's Grave 10 --
Tarot: The Magician Card 11 --
Keys 12 --
Beach of Edges 13 --
Earth Day 14 --
Revelry 15 --
Architecture 16 --
Poems, 2000-1990 --
Watching the Whale 19 --
Paravaledellentine: A Paradelle 20 --
Wild Yeasts 21 --
Earth Goddess and Sky God 22 --
Conversation 23 --
Calendars 24 --
Over Dark Arches 27 --
A Carol for Carolyn 28 --
Chain of Women 29 --
Ghazal for a Poetess 30 --
Meeting Mammoth Cave, Eight Months Pregnant 31 --
Butterfly Lullaby 32 --
Intimations of Pregnancy 33 --
Walk with Me 34 --
Two Bodies 35 --
Final Autumn 36 --
Elegy for My Father 37 --
Poems for the Wheel of the Year --
Samhain 39 --
Winter Solstice Chant 40 --
Imbolc Dance 41 --
A Seed for Spring Equinox 42 --
A Wreath for Beltane 43 --
Summer Solstice Chant 44 --
Lammas 45 --
A Mabon Crown 46 --
Letter for Emily Dickinson 49 --
A Dance for the Inland Sea 50 --
Iowa Barn 51 --
Bluet 52 --
Landing Under Water, I See Roots 53 --
The Furious Sun in Her Mane --
Changing Woman 54 --
Spider Woman 55 --
Aphrodite 56 --
Eve 57 --
Inanna 58 --
Coatlique 59 --
Nut 60 --
Brigid 61 --
Rhiannon 62 --
Running in Church 63 --
Blood Charm: From the Menstrual Hut 64 --
Encounter 65 --
Gulf War and Child: A Curse 66 --
Being a Constellation 67 --
My Raptor 68 --
The Wish for Eyes 69 --
The Last Mermother 70 --
Tribute 72 --
The Intellect of Woman 73 --
Moon 74 --
Poems, 1989-1980 --
Courtship 77 --
Zaraf's Star 78 --
Goddess 80 --
Pearl 81 --
Interpenetrate 82 --
Strangers 83 --
Insect 84 --
The Grim Garden 85 --
Inside the Violet 86 --
Blue Willow 87 --
Speak Softly 88 --
The Door 89 --
No Snake 90 --
A Small Sound in the Dark Woods 91 --
From the Lost Poems --
Such Husks 93 --
Now in November 94 --
Song of the Sorry Side 95 --
Awful Friend 96 --
Nightmare 97 --
Resolution 98 --
Another Pregnant Woman Remembers Incest 99 --
Tongue of Language 100 --
Dusk 101 --
Lesson from a Rock 102 --
Reconciliation Bread 103 --
Night Rain 104 --
Fawns 105 --
An Imaginary Companion 106 --
The Ages' Years: A Dialogue 107 --
Harvest Seam 108 --
Sundown 109 --
Shallow Sky 110 --
Childless 111 --
Wrist-Bracelet 112 --
Wine-Glass Woman 113 --
Lady Bug 114 --
A Wreath of Time 115 --
She That 116 --
From The Encyclopedia, of Scotland --
Invocation 117 --
One, from "Rockwood," 121 --
The Body of the Thing, from "Feeding the Admiral's Pussycat," 129 --
Poems, 1979-1970 --
The August Porch 133 --
Spells 134 --
A Dusk Song 135 --
In Cities, Be Alert 136 --
List 137 --
Still Life 138 --
Coy Mistress 139 --
When Daphne Ran 140 --
Lucid Waking 141 --
Sapphics for Patience 142 --
Another Reluctance 143 --
A Way to See 144 --
First Poem 145 --
Caribou Kitchen 146 --
Performance Works, 1983-2010 --
"Creation Story," excerpted and adapted from Sheba in Eden 149 --
From The Mermaid Tragedy 156 --
From Marina Tsvetaeva: A Captive Spirit 161 --
From Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams 167 --
From Wolf Song 173 --
Translations, 1978-2010 --
The Seafarer 185 --
Louise Labé --
Sonnet 2 [Handsome Brown Eyes] 190 --
Sonnet 5 [Bright Venus] 191 --
Sonnet 13 [The Ivy and the Tree] 192 --
Sonnet 14 [The Point of Death] 193 --
Sonnet 16 [Impotence] 194 --
Sonnet 18 [Kiss Me Again] 195 --
Sonnet 19 [A Meeting with Diana] 196 --
Sonnet 21 [Love Forces My Judgment] 197 --
Sonnet 23 [The Tangle] 198 --
Anna Akhmatova --
The White Bird 199 --
Cleopatra 200 --
Lot's Wife 201 --
Andrée Chedid --
Thirst 202 --
In Praise of Emptiness 203 --
A Fragment of Sappho 204.
Series Title: Wesleyan poetry.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Annie Finch.

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