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The wave-maker : poems

Author: Elizabeth Spires
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In Elizabeth Spires's sixth collection of poetry, the pilgrim soul, in its various guises, meditates on its own slow becoming, finding humble companions in creatures as unlikely as a lowly snail, a prehistoric coelacanth, or a tiny Japanese netsuke of a badger disguised as a monk. For Spires, life is both a pilgrimage and a deepening--birth, death, and transformation all part of a seamless continuum. Possessed of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spires, Elizabeth.
Wave-maker.
New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008
(OCoLC)681525368
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Spires
ISBN: 9780393066593 0393066592 9780393337334 0393337332
OCLC Number: 181139517
Description: x, 69 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The wave make --
Tea --
Snail --
Snail revisited --
A small voice asks some large questions --
You have flown to the dangerous country --
To a fog spirit --
Badger disguised as a Monk --
Troubadour at a fork in the road --
Story of a soul --
Nightgown --
Sims: The game --
Translation of my life --
White room --
In a field --
A little song --
Fragment found in the garden --
Zazen --
Bloated Haiku --
Coelacanth --
Essential snail --
Christmas Eve morning --
Sunday morning at the Carmelite Monastery --
The snowy day --
Grey garden --
To a robin in lent --
Brown bird --
Côte d'Azur --
A grave --
Curling willow --
Photo of you disappearing --
The watchman --
Triptych for Rumi --
Moment vanishing --
Back yard.
Other Titles: Wavemaker
Responsibility: Elizabeth Spires.
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A stunning new collection from a poet who "made her name a watchword for serenity and poise" (Contemporary Poetry Review).  Read more...

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"Refusing lushness, Spires creates lean lines that hold the weight of thought and feeling like rope bridges over a chasm." "A simple but elegant tapestry of language." "Quiet, unprepossessing, filled Read more...

 
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