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The two Yvonnes

Author: Jessica Greenbaum
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Princeton series of contemporary poets.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the second collection from a Brooklyn poet whose work many readers will know from the New Yorker. Jessica Greenbaum's narrative poems, in which objects and metaphor share highest honors, attempt revelation through close observation of the everyday. Written in ""plain American that cats and dogs can read, "" as Marianne Moore phrased it, these contemporary lyrics bring forward the challenges of Wislawa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012020320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Greenbaum
ISBN: 9781400844715 1400844711
OCLC Number: 810531458
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Next Door; Promised Town; House Phone; Anthology; What We Read Then; The First, Youngest Men; Seven, Seven, Seventy-Seven; The Voice of Peace; Houston in the Early Eighties; Without Measure; Stowaway's Ascent; One Key; Packing Slip; A Line from Jimi Hendrix Comes to Mind; Early April; "This" and "That"; When My Daughter Got Sick; Beauty's Rearrangements; What For is For; Before; Cosmic Page; A Poem for S.; Little White Truck; Sonnets for the Autobiographical Urban Dweller; Baldo's; Perfume's Journey; Little "the" Rules the World; Gardens, Passover. Streaming NancyThe Use of Metaphor; God; The Gold Standard; Marriage Made in Brooklyn; Gratitude's Anniversary; What to Expect; My Hands in Winter; Firefly; One Block from the Navy Yard; The Moment We Can't Stay; For You Today; No Ideas but in Things; The Two Yvonnes; Dedications.
Series Title: Princeton series of contemporary poets.
Responsibility: Jessica Greenbaum.
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Asks at heart: how does life present itself to us, and how do we create value from our delights and losses? Riding on Kenneth Koch's instruction to "find one true feeling and hang on," this title  Read more...

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One of Library Journal's Best Books in Poetry for 2012 "[Greenbaum's] great intelligence, skill with abstraction, humor, and talent for endings raise her poems far above the mundane."--Publishers Read more...

 
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