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Author: Alice Friman
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether she confronts the ghosts of family, the bewildering violence of nature, or the phantoms of love in the here and now, Friman tears away the gauzy veils with her imagination. She never takes her eyes off the subjects, always aware that the beasts are watching, too. Line by line, she takes this frighening, beautiful zoo and offers it up to us in poems that contain but do not strangle the life out of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friman, Alice.
Zoo.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607366753
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Friman
ISBN: 1557285667 9781557285669
OCLC Number: 41712019
Description: x, 82 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Little Feast --
In Medias Res --
Vultures --
The Longing --
The Squirrel --
Romance --
Honeymoon --
Speaking of Cats --
Axis --
Nature --
From the Lava Papers --
Help Wanted on the Westbound Train --
The Corpse --
In the Chronicles of Paradise --
The Drawstring --
The Trouble with Nightingales --
Mary's Boy --
Jack --
Hymie --
Fat Leo --
Joseph --
Transformations --
Wrapping Up the Lost --
Ancestry --
Between You, Me, and The Great Wallendas --
Even Then, My Mother's Face --
Blame --
The Chicken Flag --
The Exile --
Forgive and Forget --
The Substitute --
Flying Home --
Crystal --
Storage --
Diapers for My Father --
The Papaya --
Hunger --
Matisse's Windows --
Sunday Morning at the Beach, I Think of Mountains --
At St. John's Monastery --
Confession --
Letter from an Empty House --
White River --
Under Water --
From the Looking Glass --
Unfinished Lines --
Poem for Trees.
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"Whether she confronts the ghosts of family, the bewildering violence of nature, or the phantoms of love in the here and now, Friman tears away the gauzy veils with her imagination. She never takes her eyes off the subjects, always aware that the beasts are watching, too. Line by line, she takes this frighening, beautiful zoo and offers it up to us in poems that contain but do not strangle the life out of it."--Jacket.

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"Here's a poet with lively eyes, ears, and imagination. Her poems engrave themselves in memory by their accurate metaphors and sharp details. She can be wild without losing control, tender without Read more...

 
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