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Author: Carrie Fountain
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Series: Penguin poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A moving, authentic exploration of spirituality and the domestic from a prize-winning poet The wry, supple poems in Carrie Fountain's second collection take the form of prayers and meditations chronicling the existential shifts brought on by parenthood, spiritual searching, and the profound, often beguiling experience of being a self, inside a body, with a soul. Fountain's voice is at once deep and loose, enacting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: poetry
Poetry
Poésie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carrie Fountain
ISBN: 9780143126638 0143126636
OCLC Number: 870919251
Description: 74 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I --
Poem Without New Year's Resolutions --
Prayer (Easy) --
The Parable of the Talents --
Working Mother Poem --
In the Distant Past --
Nostalgia Says No --
A Dream of the Bad Childhood --
Surprise --
Four Months Old --
Eating the Avocado --
Prayer (Rinsed) --
I Wish I Had a Guru --
II --
Prayer (Snap) --
Selling the House --
It's Nothing --
In the First Year of Marriage --
Instant Winner --
Thirty-Sixth Birthday Sonnet --
Instinct --
Poem Without Sleep --
Prayer (Impossible) --
The Story About the Birds Changes After the Baby Is Born --
Personal Watermelon --
But Then --
Prayer (Stop It) --
III --
Prayer (Close) --
Suburban Spring --
Memory of the Pregnant Body --
Lazarus Dies Again --
Hottest Summer on Record --
Prayer (Stranger) --
Prayer (Wild) --
Poem Saying No --
Stupid --
New Year's Morning --
Prayer (Far Away) --
IV --
Livability --
Two Weeks Later, the Dog Returns --
Prayer (The Ledge) --
Yes --
Prayer (Sometimes) --
Poem at the End of the School Year --
Discussing [MARC+32]r;The Fish[MARC+33]r; Three Times in Four Hours --
My Father Comes to Get Me --
The Baby's Toy --
Prayer (Become a Buffalo).
Series Title: Penguin poets.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Carrie Fountain.

Abstract:

"A moving, authentic exploration of spirituality and the domestic from a prize-winning poet The wry, supple poems in Carrie Fountain's second collection take the form of prayers and meditations chronicling the existential shifts brought on by parenthood, spiritual searching, and the profound, often beguiling experience of being a self, inside a body, with a soul. Fountain's voice is at once deep and loose, enacting the dawning of spiritual insight, but without leaving the daily world, matching the feeling of the "pure holiness in motherhood" with the "thuds the giant dumpsters make behind the strip mall when they're tossed back to the pavement by the trash truck." In these wise, accessible, deeply emotional poems, she captures a contemporary longing for spiritual meaning that's wary of prepackaged wisdom-a longing answered most fully by attending to the hustle and bustle of everyday life"--

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