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Salt Pier.

Author/Creator:
Kiesselbach, Dore.
Publication:
Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (89 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Pitt Poetry Ser.
Pitt Poetry Ser.
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Subjects:
American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- 21st century.
Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
"Emotionally direct and visually all alike in column-shaped free verse, the poems in this debut from the Minneapolis-based Kiesselbach open up to show startling verbal skills, intellectual depths, and sensory complications. 'Beach Thanksgiving' wheels from seaside scenes into one, then another, sad memory: 'Fire's an assortment of sparks down the beach/ beside which your new family cooks./ Asked to bear a ring,/ you pulled and pulled at your hair.' For an elderly mother, once a gardener, 'Joy's bolted/ in her face to sorrow/ like a pair of shears.' Marital love in the present (Kiesselbach has a particular talent for love poems), what looks like abuse in the past, the cycle of green growing things, the cold of the north, and the warmth of the animal world all inform these investigations of confession and its discontents, of commitments given and withheld, sometimes through stark life story but more often, in a wonderful involution, through symbols contemplated at short remove-in turkeys, for example, whose unlikely dignity rebukes human discontents: 'In fall's/ ballroom they bow/ and straighten, straighten,/ bow, and finish/ with a salad course.'" -Publishers Weekly.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Part One
Cleave
Ornament
The Painted Hall, Lascaux
The Convergence of the Animals
Noninvasive
Turkeys on the Patio
Rake
Sever
Grunion
Balance
It's a Tuesday
Infection
Bullet Ant
Green Zone
Part Two
Apology
Base Pair
Ladder
Song
Magnifying Glass
Umpire
Beach Thanksgiving
Quail
Dart
Glass
Aubade
Volley
Stepfather
Part Three
Windmill
The Value of Literature
Express
Protect and Serve
Ward
Pulp
Commute
Coup de GrĂ¢ce
Ojibwe
Turkey Fallen Dead from Tree
Frame
Boboli Slope
Medicine Lake
Part Four
Equalizing
Winter Reeds
First Hike after Your Mother's Death
Bulb
Fleece
Monarch
Menagerie
Auger
Tarpon, Night Dive
Flying Fish
Hickey
Salt Pier
Notes
Acknowledgments.
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Local notes:
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: Kiesselbach, Dore Salt Pier
ISBN:
9780822978428
9780822962175
OCLC:
878146100