God by Debora GregerGod by Debora Greger


byDebora Greger

Paperback | June 1, 2001

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God has retired to Florida, like everyone else. He can't sleep. He watches TV. In the long poem that opens Debora Greger's sixth book, God, he has retreated to the swamps, where, in the lush particulars of the subtropics, a singular moral world is discovered. Wherever Greger is, she has a traveler's eye; her poetry finds the past beneath the present-where the "Eden of Florida," as the last poem ironically calls it, is an Eden with alligators. This is the work of a powerful, meditative poet, whose God is deceptively quiet, perfectly timed, and seriously amused.
Debora Greger is a poet and professor who has won grants and awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim foundation. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, and Paris Review.
Title:GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.34 × 5.36 × 0.44 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140424334

ISBN - 13:9780140424331

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Table of Contents

GodGod in Florida

Easter 1991
The British Museum
To a Blackbird
Miranda on the British Isles
British Rail
The Ruined Abbey
The Allotment Garden
The Twilight of England
A Property of the National Trust

Memoirs of a Saint
Eve at the Paradise
The Zoo in the Rain
The Overland Bus
The Laurel Tree by the River
To the Snow
Moss in the Hamptons
There Now
The Dead of Summer
Head, Perhaps of an Angel

Variante de la Tristesse: The Sadness of the Subtropics
Admiral of the Parking Lot
Persephone in the Underworld
The Civil War
Subtropical Elegy
The Eden of Florida