The Resource The little space : poems selected and new, 1968-1998, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, (electronic resource)

The little space : poems selected and new, 1968-1998, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, (electronic resource)

The little space : poems selected and new, 1968-1998
The little space
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poems selected and new, 1968-1998
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Alicia Suskin Ostriker
In this selection of poems from thirty years of a distinguished writing career, we see the growth of a poet's mind, heart, and spirit as Ostriker struggles to love "this wounded / World that we cannot heal, that is our bride." Whether she probes the meaning of childhood, family, marriage, and motherhood, or art, history, politics, and God; whether she is celebrating sexuality or confronting mortality, the poet includes "whatever I can grasp of human experience within my art - the good and beautiful, the evil and chaotic. I tell my students that they must write what they are afraid to write; and I attempt to do so myself."
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L58 1998
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non fiction
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Pitt poetry series
The little space : poems selected and new, 1968-1998, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, (electronic resource)
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Early poems (1968-1974) -- The anniversary -- Excerpts from Once more out of darkness -- Wrinkly lady dancer -- A dream of springtime (1979) -- Becky and Benny in Far Rockaway -- Sonnet. To tell the truth -- Annie, Aphrodite, and the elevator -- Portraite de l'artiste -- Portrait of a man -- The fool stands up to teach King Lear again -- The mother/child papers (1980) -- Cambodia -- Excerpts from "Mother/child" -- Mother/child: coda -- Excerpt from "Propaganda poem: maybe for some young mamas" -- The leaf pile -- The change -- In the dust -- His speed and strength -- A woman under the surface (1982) -- The waiting room -- After the shipwreck -- The crazy lady speaking -- The exchange -- The history of America -- Dream: the disclosure -- Homecoming -- The impulse of singing -- Excerpt from "Message from the sleeper at hell's mouth" -- The runner -- A minor Van Gogh (he speaks) -- Waterlilies and Japanese bridge -- The singing school -- The imaginary lover (1986) -- Cows -- Horses -- Staring at the Pacific, and swimming in it -- Three men walking, three brown silhouettes -- Mother in airport parking lot -- The marriage nocturne -- Surviving -- Meeting the dead -- Listen -- A question of time -- Years -- I brood about some concepts, for example -- Taking the shuttle with Franz -- Everywoman her own theology -- Poem beginning with a line by Fitzgerald/Hemingway -- The war of men and women -- A clearing by a stream -- Letting the doves out -- Green age (1989) -- Fifty -- A young woman, a tree -- Helium -- George in hospital -- Excerpts from "A birthday suite" -- Stream -- The pure products of America -- Windshield -- The bride -- The death Ghazals -- A meditation in seven days -- Excerpts from "Homage to Rumi" -- To love is -- Move -- The crack in everything (1996) -- The dogs at Live Oak Beach, Santa Cruz -- Boil -- Marie at tea -- Migrant -- Globule -- Nude descending -- The studio (Homage to Alice Neel) -- Appearance and reality -- The boys, the broomhandle, the retarded girl -- The eighth and thirteenth -- Saturday night -- The book of life -- Middle-aged woman at a pond -- The nature of beauty -- The class -- Locker room conversation -- Jonah's gourd vine -- Still life: a glassful of Zinnias on my daughter's kitchen table -- Excerpts from "The mastectomy poems" -- Uncollected and new poems (1980-1998) -- April one -- From the Prado rotunda: the family of Charles IV, and others -- A Chinese fan painting -- O'Keeffe -- Anselm Kiefer -- Holocaust -- Diaspora -- Millennial polka -- About time
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1 online resource (viii, 231 pages)
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