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A point is that which has no part [electronic resource] : poems / by Liz Waldner.

Author/Creator:
Waldner, Liz.
Publication:
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (84 p.)
Series:
Iowa poetry prize.
The Iowa Poetry prize
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Subjects:
American poetry.
American literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Liz Waldner's bold new collection takes its title and its inspiration from Definition 1 of Euclid's Elements of Geometry. Its six sections-point, line, circle, square, triangle, and point again-are explorations of various kinds of longing and loss-sex, death, exile, story, love, and time. Drawing from culture high and low-Eno and Aquinas, Lassie and Donne, Silicon Valley and Walden Pond-these poems offer proof of and proof against the "mortal right-lined circle" of memory and identity.
Contents:
Contents; I. Point; Accord; II. Line; Straight Flush; Where Credit Is Due (Do You Know the Way to San Jose?); Ear Rational (watercourse for tongues of flame); Sun Dial; Mapper of (Possible) Fact; Of Unknowing Again; III. Circle; Hand to Mouth (Twist and Shout); Her First Reckoning; Self-Representation; The Tree-Keeper's Daughter Speaks; The Alchemist's Misfortune; Maundy Thursday in Translation; Au Pair a green; Transitive, Intransitive: Extemporary Measures; Fear and Suckling and the Mirroring unto Death; Where, Broken (the darkness; is named) Orpheus; IV. Square; A Very BigWind
Talented and GiftedMission Control; Housewife's Lament; Everything But; This Is Not Normal Movements of the Animal Kingdom; Trading Little Trinkets with the Gods; Welling; Flight Path of Real Desires (my sister visits on the astral plane); Postcard: To my amaze; The Laundress Maunders II; Wednesday Morning Pray Time; Fur Bowser; The Dinner Date; Boom Profits of Doom; ''Under the Tinsel There Is the Real Tinsel,''; V. Triangle; But When the Representation Does Not Do Justice to the Thought, the Meaning Is Unpleasant; Wants to Sit in the Big Chair. Does; Dialogum; The New Age
A Calculus of ReadinessChez Poetess; The Upper Class; High Culture; Misses Coordinates (old world mail order); The Scientific Method; Radioactive Assay and Epitaph (Indian School); Witness; VI. Point; Sufficient Causes and Artifacts
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
1-58729-808-2
OCLC:
774499117