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Portrait of Your Niece : And Other Poems.

Author/Creator:
Hall, Carol.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1959.
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1 online resource (63 pages)
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Subjects:
American poetry -- 20th century.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Portrait of Your Niece was first published in 1959. Carol Hall wrote her first poem, addressed to Santa Claus, when she was four years old. She has been writing ever since and has contributed poems to many magazines, but this is the first collection of her poetry to be published in book form. The volume contains fifty lyric and dramatic poems. Richard Eberhart comments: "Carol Hall's poems are mature, tightly written and full of thought. She is not afraid to take a hard look at the truth. She can be light-hearted too. There is a sophisticated mind always present in the varying views and evaluations in this book." Another interesting comment on this collection comes from Arnold Stein: "What especially attracts me is the voice I hear in the poems -- distinctive, wonderfully modulated, and remaining somehow itself even while expressing the intensities and surprises of the imagination with skill and force and courage." Among the poems in this volume are some that have appeared previously in Botteghe Oscure (Italy), the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Sewanee Review, New World Writing, Poetry, Western Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, Folder, Perspective, Voices, Experiment, Interim, and Poetry Northwest.
Contents:
Intro
CONTENTS
WHEN I WAS A CHILD I BOUGHT THE BEACH
COUNTRY WITHOUT RAIN
PORTRAIT OF YOUR NIECE
BEACH AT PASTURE
THE FUNERAL-BAKED MEATS
TWO CHORUSES FROM THE WOODCUTTER'S CHILDREN
SONS AND FATHERS: THE HOMECOMING
EVENTS AT ORAN
I. The Indictment
II. The Trial
III. The Judgment
BACK INSIDE THE LEANING TOWER
WILL YOU GO WITH US TO THE SEA?
DREAMS OF FAIR WOMEN
ON THE CHILDISH MORNING STREETS
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST'S WIFE
THAT SHALLOW, SOFT, AMORPHOUS I
THE SHIP
NOW KNOCK YOUR FORELOCK ON YOUR KNEE
A GIFT OF WINTER APPLES
COUNTRY BREAKS OVER CITY
AS ANGELS FELL AND COULD NOT RISE
FOUR PURCHASES
THE OLD BRAVE MAN WITH THE LEG OF STONE
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK ON THAT OLD BROWN DOG
THE STATIONS OF THE BREATH
THE COTTER'S CHILDREN
YOU WITH THE WORN COIN
YOUR SISTER'S DROWNED, LAERTES
DEATH, DIVE ON THE HISTORY-RIDDEN TREE
A ROOM IN THE CASTLE
A FURTHER ELEGY OF INNOCENCE
A SAVIOR RAVED
THIS IS A COUNTRY SUCH AS NEVER WAS
OFFICE MEMORANDA
EPITAPH FOR OUR LANDLORD
WHEN SHE FELT THE DARK-FURRED SEAL
TO FALL IS TO GO OUT BY THE ROTTEN DOOR
TO A WOMAN SEEN EATING THE EVENING PAPER
POEM IN PRAISE OF SAINTS
AN OLD WOMAN'S WORDS TO HER YOUNG CAT
PRODIGIES OF CIRCUMSTANCE
OLD MAP OF SUMMER
THE FOURTH AGE OF ICE
ANCIENT HISTORY
WARNING OF BIRDS
MARY FREDERICK McCALL: HER BIOGRAPHY
ODE TO A SOLITARY GOLDFISH
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
GAMES IN THE PARK
TWO BARCLAYS
COMPANY THAT NIGHT
BEFORE MY KEPT HANDS CURVED TO FORM THIS CROSS.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Hall, Carol Portrait of Your Niece
ISBN:
9780816662760
9780816601943
OCLC:
476161463