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Slow lightning : poems

Author: Eduardo C Corral
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2012]
Series: Yale series of younger poets, v. 106.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Eduardo C. Corral is the 2011 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, joining such distinguished previous winners as Adrienne Rich, W.S. Merwin, and John Ashbery. Corral is the first Latino poet to win the competition. Seamlessly braiding English and Spanish, Corral's poems hurtle across literary and linguistic borders toward a lyricism that slows down experience. He employs a range of forms and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: American poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corral, Eduardo C., 1973-
Slow lightning
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo C Corral
ISBN: 9780300178937 030017893X 9780300178920 0300178921
OCLC Number: 759174237
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Poetry) 2013
Commended for Triangle Awards (Gay Poetry) 2013
Description: xx, 76 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Carl Philips --
Our completion: oil on wood: Tino Rodríguez: 1999 --
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome --
Watermark --
The blindfold --
In Colorado my father scoured and stacked dishes --
Misael: oil, acrylic, mixed media on canvas: Julio Galán: 2001 --
Border triptych --
La pelona: mixed media: Ester Hernández: 1980 --
Immigration and naturalization service report #46 --
Want --
After Bei Dao / After Jean Valentine --
Se me olvidó otra vez --
Self-portrait with tumbling and lasso --
Poem after Frida Kahlo's painting The Broken Column --
Cayucos --
Variation on a theme by José Montoya --
Caballero --
Ditat deus --
All the trees of the field shall clap their hands --
To the beastangel --
To the angelbeast --
My hands are my heart: two-part cibachrome print: Gabriel Orozco: 1991 --
Temple in a teapot (Aquí está el detalle) --
To a jornalero cleaning out my neighbor's garage --
To Robert Hayden --
Velvet mesquite --
To a mojado who died crossing the desert --
Saint Anthony's church --
Untitled (Perfect lovers): two commercial clocks: Felix Gonzalez-Torres: 1987-89 --
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome --
Monologue of a vulture's shadow.
Series Title: Yale series of younger poets, v. 106.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Eduardo C. Corral ; foreword by Carl Phillips.


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