The Spokes of Venus by Rebecca Morgan FrankThe Spokes of Venus by Rebecca Morgan Frank

The Spokes of Venus

byRebecca Morgan Frank

Paperback | February 3, 2016

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REBECCA MORGAN FRANK’S first book, Little Murders Everywhere, was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and she is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. Her poems have appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Guernica, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. Frank is an assistant prof...
Title:The Spokes of VenusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486061

ISBN - 13:9780887486067

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Table of Contents

IThe Art of Reading
The Spokes of Venus
What is Left Here
Way to Sketch
Perfumier on the Comeback of the Scented Glove
with the Artist
Ministry of Ostriches
Sogetto Cavato
Conversations with the Artist
How to Judge a Picture
“Landscape is my Pleasure”
On the Symbolism of the Lamb
Bird and Stars
a Picasso
Magic with Cards
Up Mother Brown!
What Every Pianist Needs to Know about the Body
On MakingIIHow to Look at Pictures
The Chief of Staff
Morpheus, from the Wall
Objects are Softer Than They Appear
The Morning of the Poem
Gallery Night
The Artist at the Residency
Conversations with the Artist
How to Build a Rocket
There’s No Ornament Like a Menagerie
Derby Days
“He Was a Good Man”
Notes for the Eye (of Head of a Woman)
The Artist’s Ode to And Per Se And
The Most Commonly Asked Question about the Glass Flowers
The Piece Need Not Be Built
Installation by Sea: Body Navigations
Installation in City: Intersections of Bodies
Installations in Interiors: Café Melange

Editorial Reviews

“Rebecca Morgan Frank's dazzling new collection leaps into the world of art making, inspired by the 19th century astronomer Percival Lowell's absurd insistence that he saw, through his own telescope, canals on the planet Venus–what he was seeing was the reflection of his own veinous eye! From this "creative" mistake, Frank moves into poems in conversations with artists living and dead, poems that turn us upside down and shake the reasonable dust of art history out of our pockets. They whirl into their subjects in an irresistible frenzy of language and music.”—Gail Mazur