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Exit, civilian : poems

Author: Idra Novey
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: National poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

In her second collection, Idra Novey steps in and out of jails, courthouses, and caves to explore what confinement means in the twenty-first century. Novey writes of the expanding prison complex that  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Barnard Alum Collection
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Idra Novey
ISBN: 9780820343488 082034348X
OCLC Number: 767719971
Description: xii, 59 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Then, before understanding, my heart went --
Civilian exiting the facilities --
Riding by on a Sunday --
Aspect --
Overhead --
Parole --
The little prison responds --
All ceremonies start with inspection --
Meanwhile the watermelon seed --
Titles in the city library --
2. White as hair whitens. Then, before understanding --
Eighteen hours of daylight --
As charged --
House arrest --
The county courthouse in the winter --
The intinerant --
Grand jury, the sound of leaves --
Slide show --
Table for six --
Parole hearing --
Before they came for us --
Hearsay --
The little prison responds to the city --
Titles in the city library --
3. My heart went white as hair whitens --
On bafflement --
The etymological beginning --
Recent findings --
The metaphysics of furniture --
The lava game --
Instead of --
The little prison responds --
The vallejo hadn't died in Paris --
Riot --
Titles in the city library --
4. Then, before understanding, my heart went --
O caldeirao do diabo --
Memorias de carcere --
Fist and after, el cinzano --
A maca no oscuro --
The guest --
The ex-carcel of valparaiso --
The last beep and door.
Series Title: National poetry series.
Responsibility: by Idra Novey.


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We only imagine ourselves free. Idra Novey's stark, inventive poems hurtle forth with brash lyricism, forcing us to reflect on our roles as captives, alternate swinging open and slamming shut the Read more...

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