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Only as the day is long : new and selected poems / Dorianne Laux.

Laux, Dorianne, (author.).

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Dingman Township Library 811.54 LAU (Text) 30352101269800 New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0393358194
  • ISBN: 9780393358193
  • Physical Description: x, 166 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2019.

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Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Two pictures of my sister -- What my father told me -- Ghosts -- The garden -- The tooth fairy -- Quarter to six -- Awake -- Girl in the doorway -- On the back porch -- Bird -- The laundromat -- Sunday -- Late october -- After twelve days of rain -- Aphasia -- What we carry -- For the sake of strangers -- Dust -- Tweleve -- Each sound -- Fast gas -- As it is -- The theif -- This close -- The lovers -- Kissing -- Death comes to me again, a girl -- How it will happen, when -- Fear -- Last words -- Trying to raise the dead -- The shipfitter's wife -- Abschied symphony -- Family stories -- Pearl -- Smoke -- The orgasms of organisms -- Life is beautiful -- Moon in the window -- Facts about the moon -- The crossing -- The raven of Denali -- The life of trees -- What's broken -- Afterlife -- Savages -- Vacation sex -- Democracy -- Face poem -- Superglue -- Cello -- Little Magnolia -- Starling -- Staff Sgt. Metz -- Bakersfield, 1969 -- Juneau spring -- Mine own Phil Levine -- Late-night TV -- Homicide detective: a film noir -- Mick Jagger (World Tour, 2008) -- Men -- Antilamentation -- Cher -- Dog moon -- Mother's day -- Dark charms -- Lost in costco -- Second changes -- Fall -- Emily said -- The secret of backs -- Only as the day is long: new poems -- Lapse -- Before surgery -- Death of the mother -- Under stars -- Changeable weather -- Only as the day is long -- Piano with children -- My mother's colander -- Ant farm -- Heart of thorns -- Ideas of heaven -- Crow -- Ode to gray -- Evening -- Error's refuge -- Augusta, Maine, 1951 -- Chair -- Urn -- Arizona -- Letter to my dead mother -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Earthy and lyrical, Only as the Day is Long draws from Dorianne Laux's five expansive, award-winning volumes and includes twenty new odes that pay homage to the poet's mother. Exploring experiences of survival and healing, of sexual love and celebration, Only as the Day is Long represents a bold and brilliant boyd of work from a "poet of immense insight and masterful craft" (Kwame Dawes). -- Back cover.
Subject: Survival > Poetry.
Healing > Poetry.
Mothers and daughters > Poetry.
American poetry.
Genre: Poetry.
Poetry.
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