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The Resource Scattered at sea, Amy Gerstler ; Illustrations by Gail Swanland

Scattered at sea, Amy Gerstler ; Illustrations by Gail Swanland

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Scattered at sea
Title
Scattered at sea
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Amy Gerstler ; Illustrations by Gail Swanland
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Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzling new collection from an award-winning poet Amy Gerstler has won acclaim for sly, sophisticated, and subversive poems that find meaning in unexpected places. The title of her new collection, Scattered at Sea, evokes notions of dispersion, diaspora, sowing one's wild oats, having one's mind expanded or blown, losing one's wits, and mortality. Making use of dramatic monologue, elegy, humor, and collage, these poems explore hedonism, gender, ancestry, reincarnation, bereavement, and the nature of prayer. Groping for an inclusive, imaginative, postmodern spirituality, they draw from an array of sources, including the philosophy of the ancient Stoics, diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's disease, 1950s recipes, the Babylonian Talmud, and Walter Benjamin's writing on his drug experiences"--
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Gerstler, Amy
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.E735
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Swanland, Gail
Series statement
Penguin poets
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
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Scattered at sea, Amy Gerstler ; Illustrations by Gail Swanland
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 77)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kissing. Sea foam palace ; Erotic psalm ; Debris trail ; Prehistoric porn film ; Kissing ; A sane life ; Fall on your knees ; In search of something to worship my eyes lighted on you -- Womanishness. Womanishness ; Thoughts of trees at twilight ; Bon courage ; Cursing of the party responsible for her suffering ; On wanting to be male ; Self-portrait as cave lady ; Merrythought ; Pale queen ; Childlessness -- Dust of heirs, dust of ancestors. Ancestor psalm ; Disclaimer ; On buying a walker ; Ancient Chinese philosophy ; The dead woman's telephone ; A short history of sublime moments on hold ; Early Greek philosophy ; Elijah, dead prophet, roams the earth ; Stoics -- What I did with your ashes. The suicide's wife ; Dear nation of my dead, ; Extracts from the consoler's handbook ; He sleeps everyafternoon ; On the idea the dead may live vicariously through us ; What I did with your ashes ; It was a splendid mind -- Only at certain sacred locations. Account of former lives ; A terribly sentimental fork ; Miraculous, ; Sassafras ; Penance ; Rumbles from a minor diety ; Hoffnung ; Kitchen annunciation ; Gratitude prayer
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9780143126898
Lccn
2015002411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2369811
  • (OCoLC)892458622
  • (OCoLC)ocn892458622
  • 2359776
  • 2369811
Label
Scattered at sea, Amy Gerstler ; Illustrations by Gail Swanland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 77)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kissing. Sea foam palace ; Erotic psalm ; Debris trail ; Prehistoric porn film ; Kissing ; A sane life ; Fall on your knees ; In search of something to worship my eyes lighted on you -- Womanishness. Womanishness ; Thoughts of trees at twilight ; Bon courage ; Cursing of the party responsible for her suffering ; On wanting to be male ; Self-portrait as cave lady ; Merrythought ; Pale queen ; Childlessness -- Dust of heirs, dust of ancestors. Ancestor psalm ; Disclaimer ; On buying a walker ; Ancient Chinese philosophy ; The dead woman's telephone ; A short history of sublime moments on hold ; Early Greek philosophy ; Elijah, dead prophet, roams the earth ; Stoics -- What I did with your ashes. The suicide's wife ; Dear nation of my dead, ; Extracts from the consoler's handbook ; He sleeps everyafternoon ; On the idea the dead may live vicariously through us ; What I did with your ashes ; It was a splendid mind -- Only at certain sacred locations. Account of former lives ; A terribly sentimental fork ; Miraculous, ; Sassafras ; Penance ; Rumbles from a minor diety ; Hoffnung ; Kitchen annunciation ; Gratitude prayer
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9780143126898
Lccn
2015002411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2369811
  • (OCoLC)892458622
  • (OCoLC)ocn892458622
  • 2359776
  • 2369811

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