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作者 Somers-Willett, Susan B. A
書名 Roam
出版項 Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2006
國際標準書號 9780809388189 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (94 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Ser
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Ser
附註 Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- One -- Self-Portrait as Interstate 10 -- Girl, 7, Seeking U.S. Flight Record, Dies in Crash -- September in Ohio -- A Pain, a Fencepost, a Black-and-White Film -- Virginia Dare (i) -- Where He Lives Rhymes with Rome -- Virginia Dare (ii) -- The Naming of Eve -- Heat -- Matins -- Virginia Dare (iii) -- Dedications for a Birmingham Clinic -- Two Places Where Danger Lives -- Virginia Dare (iv) -- Stella Stella -- What the Doctors Forget to Tell You about Morphine -- Two -- Migration -- What's Left -- The Gift -- Virginia Dare (v) -- The Boy Who Would Be Achilles -- Amanita virosa -- Notes for Living in NOLA -- Ophelia's Technicolor G-String: An Urban Mythology -- Who What When -- In Memory of a Girl -- A Note on the Type -- Virginia Dare (vi) -- Cowboys and Indians -- The Effects of Light on a Woman's Body -- The Boxer's Wife -- Circus Acts -- Circe with Her Hair Down -- nyctota (Emptiness) -- After Leaving the House of Minos -- Three -- Jeanne's Memory -- Jeanne Crosses -- Jeanne Sleeping -- Jeanne in the Country of Lost Things -- Jeanne in the Presence of Instruments -- Notes -- Other Books in the Crab Orchar Series in Poetry -- Back Cover
Roam explores the loss of a parent to cancer and the resulting uprootedness that loss can create. In searching for a sense of home and belonging, this collection of free verse looks both inward and outward, to landscapes rural and urban, and speaks in haunting and musical lyrics. Unexpected voices emerge from history and myth-those of Joan of Arc, Ophelia, Circe, Daedalus and Icarus, and Achilles' mother, Thetis-and mingle with the author's own voice. From the naming of the first woman, Eve, to the naming of the first European child born in the Americas, Virginia Dare, these characters seek full houses and, instead, discover empty ones. In a voice that is southern, feminist, and unflinching in its assessments of the self, Susan B. A. Somers-Willett treats personal loss without ceremony or nostalgia. The poems of Roam look homeward while acknowledging that one can never return to such elusive comforts. Her lyrics reveal the dangers and delights of an ever-changing, ever-traveling sense of self
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Somers-Willett, Susan B. A. Roam Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press,c2006 9780809326907
主題 Travel -- Poetry.;Thought and thinking -- Poetry
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Alt Author Tribble, Jon
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