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Winter numbers : poems / Marilyn Hacker.

Author/Creator:
Hacker, Marilyn, 1942- author.
Publication:
New York : W.W. Norton, [1994]
Format/Description:
Book
95 pages ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Death -- Poetry.
Lesbians' writings, American.
Death.
Childrens subjects:
Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Poetry.
Poetry.
Poetry.
Summary:
In her seventh volume Marilyn Hacker confronts life and death at the end of our genocidal century, making another extraordinary contribution to the feminist and lesbian canon. Winter Numbers is pervaded by Hacker's awareness of being an agent in history. The long opening poem, "Against Elegies," is an impassioned meditation on the scourges of AIDS and cancer among the poet's friends and contemporaries, and the parallel scourge of social indifference. Other erotically tinged elegies lead to the account of her own battle with breast cancer. Among the many necessary works on breast cancer, Hacker's "Cancer Winter" will be cited for its affirmation, humor, and honesty. It received the John Masefield Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America and the B.F. Conners Award from the Paris Review.
Contents:
Against Elegies
Nearly a Valediction
Terminal
A Note Downriver
Corona
Groves of Academe
Days of 1987
Elysian Fields
One More Car Poem for Julie
Chiliastic Sapphics
Annunciation: 8 A.M.
Her Ring
Letter on June 15
Quai Saint-Bernard
Letter to a Wound
Letter to Julie in a New Decade
For K.J., Between Anniversaries
An Absent Friend
Cleis
Dusk: July
For a Fiftieth Anniversary
Street Scenes I-V
Days of 1992
Year's End
Cancer Winter
August Journal.
Notes:
Lambda Literary Awards - Lesbian Poetry, Winner, 1995
ISBN:
039303674X
9780393036749
0393313735
9780393313734
OCLC:
30436970