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A skeletal wand

Author: Ruth Roach Pierson
Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Palimpsest Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In her finest collection of poetry to date, Ruth Roach Pierson marshals her considerable expository powers to explore personhood, paranormal phenomenon, and mortality. A Skeletal Wand reaches out with poems that are both honest and strange, touching on a diverse range of subjects that overlap and disrupt easy interpretation. When Pierson writes ""For decades her identity / was derivative / like scent / from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Pierson, Ruth Roach, 1938-
Skeletal wand./.
Windsor, Ontario : Palimpsest Press, 2018
(CaOONL)20189032235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Roach Pierson
ISBN: 9781926794891 1926794893 9781926794907 1926794907 9781926794914 1926794915
OCLC Number: 1080217887
Notes: Poems.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; I Hiding from Death in the Armoire; Personae; The Harangue; A Plague of Ladybugs; The Cranberry Glass Pickle Jar; Plummet, Plunge, Plumed Descent; A Skeletal Wand; Animate Intransitive; Connections and Consequences; February 4, 1938; Danceland; Between Roncesvalles and Indian Road; Hiding from Death in the Armoire; II Untranslatable Thought; A wind has come and gone, taking apart the mind; Gone is the girl in her white slip; Beside the mirror over the sink the windows darkened into mirrors; Like an angel slapping you in the face The wheels of the train were a runner's heartbeatSo what can they tell us, the writers of dream books?; What was the land before it was landscape?; Merciful the mirror that's fogged; Is there a lesson in the way this new silence lasts?; I will grow at one with my dark love; III Unsafe Haven; Overheard at Chicago Midway International Airport; The Quest; Italy on Five Phrases a Day; Low Tide; Eine Dunkle Seite; Reading Philip Whelan; An Upright Hand; Euonymus Wannabes; Above the Others; Dear Roethke; Unsafe Haven; IV Aperture; Reflective Moments; Stratov Gardens, Springtime Window of My Studio 1940/44-1954Forest Path Leading to the Lair; After Josef Sudek's Eggshells on Plate; Hope; After Josef Sudek's The Coming of Silence in the Magic Garden; Z Invalidovny(War Veterans' Hospital and Home); Bud of a White Rose; After Josef Sudek's Composition, Glassware by Ladislav Sutuar; V Memento Mori; Of course, I may be remembering it all wrong after, after-how many years?; Memento Mori; Ontological Inebriation; The Rituals of Autumn; When Sanguinary is Not Sanguine; On the Way to Keele Station; Faux; Papillon; A Newfoundland Chimera; On Turning 80; FOMO Natural NegativityNotes; Acknowledgements; About the Author
Responsibility: Ruth Roach Pierson.
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In her finest collection of poetry to date, Ruth Roach Pierson marshals her considerable expository powers to explore personhood, paranormal phenomenon, and mortality. A Skeletal Wand reaches out with poems that are both honest and strange, touching on a diverse range of subjects that overlap and disrupt easy interpretation. When Pierson writes ""For decades her identity / was derivative / like scent / from a perfume bottle, "" it is with the belief that character is not set in stone, and that change is inherent to the human condition. Approaching the past and present from many different angles.

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