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Tender hooks : poems

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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The author of Open House, the winner of the 2001 Kenyon Review Prize, offers a new collection of poetry in which she explores the diverse faces, complexities, and contradictions of parenting.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Ann Fennelly
ISBN: 039305862X 9780393058628 0393326853 9780393326857
OCLC Number: 53831376
Description: 119 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Bite Me: Three months after giving birth, the body loses certain hormones --
Latching on, falling off --
Interpreting the foreign queen --
Gong --
Extra --
Favors --
When I say, "I could eat you up" --
Once I did kiss her, wetly on the mouth --
II. Waiting for the heart to moderate: Night game --
We are the renters --
When I tire of houses and the people in houses --
I need to be more French, or Japanese --
A study of writing habits --
Why we shouldn't write love poems, or if we must, why we shouldn't publish them --
III. On collaboration: downward dog, happy baby, cobra --
Telling the gospel truth --
Riddle, two years later --
The gods watch us through the window --
Making an egg for Claire, sunny-side up --
The presentation --
IV. Having words with Claire --
Say cheese --
Driving the spoon into her mouth --
First day at daycare --
Lo, the child displayeth cunning, paradise is fayling --
Daddy phase --
The gods tell me, you will forget all this. 114.
Responsibility: Beth Ann Fennelly.
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"I love this book. Page after page, Fennelly gives us the elan of found language, behind which is a contrarian's passion for finding the true by working against the predictable." Stephen Dunn

 
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