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Title How did this happen? : poems for the not so young anymore / edited by Mary D. Esselman & Elizabeth Ash Velez.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  811.6 HOW    AVAILABLE
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Description 231 pages ; 17 cm
Summary From the bestselling authors of The Hell with Love, a fierce, funny, touching collection that takes the sting out of "aging while female."
Contents Insult (When you don't recognize yourself in the mirror). 42 AND female / Sarah Silverman -- That it is a road / Ariwara no Narihira -- Solitaire / Deborah Landau -- Being called ma'am / Faith Shearin -- Tired sex / Chana Bloch -- Self-portrait at 38 / Jennifer Tonge -- Mirror / Sylvia Plath -- Tell us a story, Grandma / Natalie Wise -- The young / Roddy Lumsden -- From Herakles / Euripides -- 35/10 / Sharon Olds -- Into my heart an air that kills / A.E. Housman -- The difference between despair / Emily Dickinson. Injury (When you realize aging is a thing). November night / Adelaide Crapsey -- What the flesh is heir to / Moira Egan -- The balloon of the mind / William Butler Yeats -- I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Not flashing but waving / Moira Egan -- Mammogram / Jo McDougall -- At the gynecologist's / Linda Pastan -- At fifty / Eric Rawson -- Minutes, years / Deborah Landau -- A human calculation / Deborah Garrison -- Fixed interval / Devin Johnston -- Why you travel / Gail Mazur -- From Epodes / Horace -- From The Testament / Francois Villon -- Pied beauty / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- what they did yesterday afternoon / Warsan Shire -- Down Time's quaint stream / Emily Dickinson. Defiance (When you think you can make it all go away). Indian Summer / Dorothy Parker -- You see, I want a lot / Rainer Maria Rilke -- Gold lipstick and the end of summer / Melissa Broder -- The bearded woman / Jane Hirshfield -- there is a girl inside / Lucille Clifton -- Wig, rouge, honey / Gaius Lucilius -- Selected "Plastic surgery haiku" / Amy Poehler -- Much madness is divinest sense / Emily Dickinson -- Snow White turns 39 / Anne Sheldon -- To be of use / Marge Piercy -- Lifeguard / Claudia Emerson -- what resembles the grave but isn't / Anne Boyer. Dread (When you realize you can't even). I don't have a pill for that / Deborah Landau -- Bruises / Jane Hirshfield -- Matins / Louise Gluck -- Ever / Meghan O'Rourke -- Lines written on the eve of a birthday / Kelly Cherry -- Porcupine meditation / Margaret Atwood -- Waking up / Zhu Shuzhen -- Coda / Dorothy Parker -- it was a dream / Lucille Clifton -- "Long live the weeds" / Theodore Roethke. Grit (When you find a way to live with yourself). From the Sulta Nipata -- Dawn revisited / Rita Dove -- Love after love / Derek Walcott -- People who eat in coffee shops / Edward Field -- sugar is smoking / Jason Schneiderman -- Caroline County / Elizabeth Ash Velez -- Mele in Gabbia / Jane Hirshfield -- Woman, mined / Carolyn Creedon -- Strewn / Barbara Crooker -- A wife explains why she likes country / Barbara Ras -- Walking in the woods / Grace Paley -- Old Mary / Gwendolyn Brooks -- What the living do / Marie Howe -- Today / Frank O'Hara -- I dwell in possibility / Emily Dickinson. Grace (When you find a way to live in the world). Coming up into the light / Julie Williams -- The gate / Marie Howe -- Milkweed / James Wright -- Postscript / Seamus Heaney -- The conditional / Ada Limon -- Green apples / Ruth Stone -- A little tooth / Thomas Lux -- From The Tempest / William Shakespeare -- From Song of Myself / Walt Whitman -- Japanese maple / Clive James -- Of mere being / Wallace Stevens -- Solstice poem, iv / Margaret Atwood -- Here / Grace Paley.
Subject Aging -- Poetry.
Older women -- Poetry.
Added Author Esselman, Mary D., editor.
Velez, Elizabeth Ash, editor.
Silverman, Sarah. 42 AND female.
Landau, Deborah, Ph.D. Solitaire.
Shearin, Faith. Being called ma'am.
Bloch, Chana, 1940-. Tired sex.
Plath, Sylvia. Mirror.
Wise, Natalie. Tell us a story, Grandma.
Lumsden, Roddy, 1966-. The young.
Euripides. Heracles.
Olds, Sharon. 35/10.
Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. Into my heart an air that kills.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. The difference between despair.
McDormand, Frances. Laugh lines.
Crapsey, Adelaide, 1878-1914. November night.
Egan, Moira, 1962- What the flesh is heir to.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. The balloon of the night.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889. I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.
Egan, Moira, 1962- Not flashing but waving.
McDougall, Jo. Mammogram.
Pastan, Linda, 1932- At the gynecologist's.
Rawson, Eric. At fifty.
Landau, Deborah, Ph.D. Minutes, years.
Garrison, Deborah. A human calculation.
Johnston, Devin. Fixed interval.
Mazur, Gail. Why you travel.
Horace. Epodae. Selections.
Villon, François, 1431-1463. Grant testament. English. Selection.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889. Pied beauty.
Shire, Warsan, 1988- what they did yesterday afternoon.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Down Time's quaint stream.
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. Indian Summer.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. You see I want a lot.
Broder, Melissa. Gold lipstick and the end of summer.
Hirshfield, Jane, 1953-. The bearded woman.
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010. There is a girl inside.
Lucilius, Gaius, approximately 180 B.C.-approximately 102 B.C. Wig, rouge, honey.
Poehler, Amy, 1971- Plastic surgery haiku.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Much madness is divinest sense.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. Snow White turns 39.
Piercy, Marge. To be of use.
Emerson, Claudia, 1957-2014. Lifeguard.
Boyer, Anne, 1973- What resembles the grave but isn't.
Landau, Deborah, Ph.D. I don't have a pill for that.
Paley, Grace. Here.
Schneiderman, Jason. Sugar is smoking.
Howe, Marie, 1950- The gate.
Landau, Deborah, Ph.D. Bruises.
Glück, Louise, 1943- Matins.
O'Rourke, Meghan. Ever.
Cherry, Kelly. Lines written on the eve of a birthday.
Atwood, Margaret. Porcupine meditation.
Zhu, Shuzhen. Waking up.
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. Coda.
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010. It was a dream.
Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963. Long live the weeds.
Dove, Rita. Dawn revisited.
Walcott, Derek. Love after love.
Field, Edward, 1924- People who eat in coffee shops.
Velez, Elizabeth Ash. Caroline County.
Hirshfield, Jane, 1953- Mele in Gabbia.
Creedon, Carolyn. Woman mined.
Crooker, Barbara, 1945- Strewn.
Ras, Barbara. A wife explains why she likes country.
Paley, Grace. Walking in the woods.
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000. Old Mary.
Howe, Marie, 1950- What the living do.
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. Today.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886. I dwell in possibility.
Williams, Julie, 1948 September 2- Coming up into the light.
Wright, James, 1927-1980. Milkweed.
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013. Postscript.
Limón, Ada. The conditional.
Stone, Ruth. Green apples.
Lux, Thomas, 1946-2017. A little tooth.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest. Selections.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. From song of myself.
James, Clive, 1939- Japanese maple.
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955. Of mere being.
Atwood, Margaret. Solstice poem iv.
Added Title Poems for the not so young anymore
ISBN 9781455567003 (hbk.)
1455567000 (hbk.)
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