Know Thyself by Joyce PeseroffKnow Thyself by Joyce Peseroff

Know Thyself

byJoyce Peseroff

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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Joyce Peseroff’s new collection teases the nature of self-knowledge from a world where identity is fluid, character fragmented, landscape overwhelmed, and culture riven. In poems that dramatize politics, eros, myth, and mortality, Peseroff’s edgy wit cuts through the classical Greek definition—“You’re not an animal/or a god, take the middle path”—to parse our century’s slippery dialectics. Playful and complex, Know Thyself distills music from the salt of human experience.
JOYCE PESEROFF is the author of five books of poems and editor of three additional collections. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is distinguished lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Title:Know ThyselfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486037

ISBN - 13:9780887486036

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Table of Contents

• I.
Nymphs of Kezar Lake
Know Thyself
Margin of Error
Two Ways to Play Shylock
The Yin and Yang of It
Solve for X
Evidence
Baby Shoes, Never Worn
Summer Ends in Martins Ferry
Fair Tale Economics
Your Ad Here
Italian Nobody
Three Questions
Memorial Bench
Your First Motherless Day
A Dry Bones Case
Ft. Myers Flight
Alex Katz on Painting Sunsets
II.
Sound Net Sequence
Gloss
III.
Returning to Live in the Country
Brownfield Sonnets
Horse, Alone, November
Egg Candling
Fly
Source of the Positrons
After SPring Break, Driving My Daughter to School
Zeus Persuades Hades Underground
Exit Interview
The Dutch
Elegy
Soft Candy for Bees
Bite Force
Cool Story,
No More Water
Willing Heart
Summer Communion: Harborside
August Landscape with Tractor, Logger, Daylilies
Sailing from Lake Tashmoo

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“Ironic commentary on human interventions is one of Peseroff’s strengths. She is interested in what endures—and why.”—Robin Becker, Prairie Schooner