On the Edge of No Answer: Prose Poems by Joal HetheringtonOn the Edge of No Answer: Prose Poems by Joal Hetherington

On the Edge of No Answer: Prose Poems

byJoal Hetherington

Paperback | May 16, 2017

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Whether turning their gaze to Midas’s daughter or the silverware in a kitchen drawer, the immersive experience of reading or the dislocation of looking into a rearview mirror, the everyday or the surreal, Joal Hetherington’s prose poems reveal fractal complexities and glimpses of the rich weave of emotion and experience that inhabit even the most innocuous words and gestures.
JOAL (JODY) HETHERINGTON has been caught up in the crafting of words all her life. She has received awards for both her poetry and fiction from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and her work has been published in Common Ground Review. An earlier chapbook, Life in Prism: Selected Prose Poems, was published in 2014. She is a cof...
Title:On the Edge of No Answer: Prose PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.5 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Bauhan PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

this is the call you make to the phone that always rings
I /the little part of you that I know
lonesome
things not said
corduroy
argument
the little part of you that I know
anger glasses
isn't
fortune-tellers
niagara falls
“our friendship is a nebula”
game theory
second person
promise of snow
descent
shy girl
name
“do not liken yourself unto a rodent”
thinking about money
tangent
waiting room
dog
she's gone
how long
calling
you are
II / plan b
plan b
umbrella
allergies
the psychic downstairs
home truths
deadline
jeezum crows
inside voice
the ghost in the typewriter
ouija
camera
substitute teacher
saint bernard
insomnia
carbon copy
midnight dive
april fools
rattlesnake skeleton
parabola
wednesday's children
the art of falling in fiction
III / whatever after
once upon a time, you were used to this
glass slippers
ariadne
“if there was a butterfly superhero . . .”
how to tell time
in the garden of mirrors
waking
rearview 1
rearview 2
rearview 3
if I had wings, things would be different
evidence of snow
aloft
midas's daughter
prince
this is the kind of fairy tale
the god of karaoke
the goddess of silence
mermaid
nixie
whatever after
coming back from the book
once . . .
IV / compass
railroad tracks
compass
getting away with it
fraud
travel writer
good-bye
immigrant
frequent flyer
night road
state of grace
quetzal
stony
late transit
dearth
destination
V / guilty bystander
do you really want to be news?
otherwise
secret
tinfoil
guilty bystander
on ice
glib
shadow
the height of folly
cold case
invaded by spring
emerging from a comma
hospital
boy
beside the point
jumper (1)
jumper (2)
undone
ticket
walk-on
porous
ignorance
VI / life in prism
irreducible
with different eyes, what would I have seen?
more the same than ever
peepers
the story is outside you
the end
holding still
origami
horizon (1)
horizon (2)
lily-of-the-valley
gravity
doortown
walk me out
do you?
life in prism
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“Reading a Hetherington poem is like examining a fine diamond—each word, each facet, a tiny, shimmering surprise.”—Andy Merton, author of Lost and Found