Mazur, Gail.

Figures in a Landscape. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (91 p.) - eBooks on Demand Phoenix Poets . - Phoenix Poets .

Contents -- Acknowledgments -- One -- Hermit -- Poem -- The Age -- The Island -- To the Makers -- Shipwreck -- While You Were Out -- Late September -- October -- Notes In Chalk On a Ruined Bridge -- Figures In a Landscape -- Two -- History of My Timidity -- Dear Migraine, -- Asymmetrical Millay November -- To the Women of My Family -- Another Form -- An Another Country -- Post-Pastoral -- Inward Conversation -- Autobiographia Misereria -- Three -- Wedding Album -- Borges in Cambridge, 1967 -- American Scene, 1935 -- Isaac Rosenberg -- F & the Interpretation of Dreams -- Little Tempest 10,000 Days -- Concordance to a Life's Work -- Daisy, Daisy -- poem at the end of august

A new inclusiveness, a heady freedom, grounded in the facts of mortality, inform Gail Mazur's recent poems, as if making them has served as both a bunker and a promontory, a way to survive, and to be exposed to, the profound underlying subject of this book: a husband's approaching death. The intimate particulars of a shared life are seen from a great height-and then there's the underlife of the bunker: endurance, holding on, life as uncompromising reality. This new work, possessed by the unique devil-may-care intensity of someone writing at the end of her nerves, makes Figures in a Landscape f

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American poetry -- 21st century.

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