Dream of the Gone-From City by Barbara EdelmanDream of the Gone-From City by Barbara Edelman

Dream of the Gone-From City

byBarbara Edelman

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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Dream of the Gone-From City treads the fault lines between worlds: internal and external, natural and constructed, past and present. “Blessed am I, when neither/here nor there” Edelman writes, probing borders between mothers and daughters, lovers tracing words in sand, the living and the dead. Infused with intelligence and sly humor, these poems travel from Malibu to the Adirondacks to Bordeaux, France—weaving disco, Shakespeare, and nursery rhymes into their exquisitely crafted lyric narratives.
BARBARA EDELMAN’S poems and prose have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Cimarron Review, Arts & Letters, 5 AM, and Poet Lore, among other journals, and in several anthologies. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks. Her work has been recognized by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts individual artist grant in poetry, the Turow-Kinder Aw...
Title:Dream of the Gone-From CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486185

ISBN - 13:9780887486180

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Table of Contents

Part One

Dream of the Gone-From CityTwinsEvening SongVacant Rooms at Hotel InfinityFor PattiThe RiverThe Lost PoemMaple GroveTunnel Road

Part Two

Adirondacks, MayWhat She Taught MeGeometry ProblemCardinal FlightWaiting Room/Christmas EveThe Carriage HouseAlgebra ProblemBordeauxAssisted LivingCat ActNorth of SunsetThe Writing of Desire

Part Three

Dead LanguagesExposure IGirl in a Coonskin CapBee MoviesIntersectionExposure IIShopping at Ross Dress for LessCloud FatherAll the Doomed SwimmersOne Story

Part Four

It is nor hand nor foot in mouthTwo WeeksSomething is DiggingGo WestVisit with EvaThis cold night will turn usBlizzardAutomatic Email Reply: Out of Office—HospiceThe Pedal-Duck ToyMother of BoneThe Modulations of my Mother’s Body

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“The raveling is held together by jump cuts, by sleights, by the laws of mathematics as applied to the horizon. You must make a journey to the gone-from city surrounded by forest. Do not miss this smart and grave book.” - Marsha De La O