Burn The Field by Amy BeederBurn The Field by Amy Beeder

Burn The Field

byAmy Beeder

Paperback | February 17, 2006

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Cockfights, a prophetic turnip, the "pharmack mysteries" of antidepressants . . . in this book the natural world looms as a potent and nearly conscious metaphor for desire, transcendence and loss. The power in these poems comes from a persistently idiosyncratic combination of subject, language and tone: the dark emotion energy of the subjects—illness, witch trials, lost children—the lush, urgent language, and the exacting, wry, relentlessly unsentimental tone.
AMY BEEDER teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico and at Taos Summer Writer's Conference. Previously, she worked as a freelance reporter, a political asylum specialist, a high school teacher in West Africa, and a human rights observer in Haiti and Surinam. Her awards include the 2001 "Discovery"/The Nation Award, a Bread Loaf S...
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Title:Burn The FieldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:February 17, 2006Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887484484

ISBN - 13:9780887484483

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Table of Contents

The Deadly Poppy Field
Cabezon
Photograph in a Montana Bar
From Vacant Lots, Flowers . . .
Humbug
Rooster Shadow
Cotton & Turnip
Again, the Donkey
Train
Scent
Hangman
Photo of Pasteur
On Two Paintings by Narcisse Virgil Diaz de la Pena
Varicose
Vertigo
Gunslinger
On Preferring Red or Black Dates

Zuckerman's Daughter
Sonnet for an Early Thaw
Mother as a House
Group
The Cockfight
Fever
Two Poems after Ovid
Yellow Dress
Cured
Western City
Botany Notes
No Child Will Choose It
Last Photo
Drowning in Bosphorus

Gossip
The Shoes
Garden of Meats
What Children Do in the Ravine
Wrought
Market
Blanca
Frozen Charlotte
The Body's Luck
Mumbletypeg
Lost Jockey

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"In Burn the Field, Amy Beeder constantly shows 'Heaven [speaks] through nature' in a language bold with alliterative zing and emphatic stresses. She has fashioned a bright lyricism that reveals the 'trembling cell' of a vision that 'will never brook refusal / but keeps on beating & beating at the door.' Rich and allusive, formally inventive, Burn the Field is a magnificent debut by a poet who has worked carefully to create a strong, new voice in contemporary poetry." - Michael Collier