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Author Schiff, Robyn, author.

Title A woman of property / Robyn Schiff.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  811.6 SCH    AVAILABLE
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Description 81 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Penguin poets.
Summary "A new book from a poet whose work is "wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive" (Jorie Graham) Located in a menacing, gothic landscape, the poems that comprise A Woman of Property draw formal and imaginative boundaries against boundless mortal threat, but as all borders are vulnerable, this ominous collection ultimately stages an urgent and deeply imperiled boundary dispute where haunting, illusion, the presence of the past, and disembodied voices only further unsettle questions of material and spiritual possession. This is a theatrical book of dilapidated houses and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root systems. The unstable property lines here rove from heaven to hell, troubling proportion and upsetting propriety in the name of unfathomable propagation. Are all the gates in this book folly? Are the walls too easily scaled to hold anything back or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the other side?"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 81).
Contents Gate -- H1N1 -- Nursery furniture -- Fourth of July, 2012 -- A doe replaces Iphigenia on the sacrificial altar -- A hearing -- Dyed carnations -- Although -- Gardening -- Siren test -- A doe does not replace Iphigenia on the sacrificial altar -- Amerithrax -- Possession -- The mountain lion -- Lion fellinga bull -- The houselights.
Subject Poetry -- 21st century.
Genre Poetry.
ISBN 9780143128274 (paperback)
0143128272 (paperback)
Standard No. 40025877557
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