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Lilac Cigarette in a Wish Cathedral : The James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series - Robin Magowan

Lilac Cigarette in a Wish Cathedral

The James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series

Paperback Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9781570032707
Number Of Pages: 84

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Robin Magowan's poems in Lilac Cigarette in a Wish Cathedral represent a poetry of heightened awarenesses and high-edge experiences caught on the run. Seized from a miniaturist's perspective, the subjects are privileged moments: a child mat-riding on a Red Flag day; birds in a tropical forest; Greek sailors dancing; a trek in the Himalayas; drug overdoses during an affair with a terrorist dragon lady; personal experiences that combine into an oeuvre and a life. Magowan's aim is to take the reader inside, as far as possible, using an instinctive notation to register his fascination with sensation, movement, and color.

A Note on Robin Magowan
Sailor at Peremap. 1
Parosp. 2
Cytherap. 3
Portrait of the Painter Kaldisp. 4
Tapestryp. 5
Noon Tavernap. 7
Pavan in a Myopic Keyp. 8
Tsamikop. 9
Zembeikikop. 10
Despairp. 12
Birthp. 13
In Susan's Roomp. 14
Miniaturep. 15
Windp. 16
Consolations of Bourbonp. 17
Before a Second Hysterectomyp. 18
Looking for Binocularsp. 19
Mosaic from the Floor of the Designp. 23
Death Valleyp. 24
Intruder in the Abyssp. 26
Hopscotchp. 28
One-Way-Out Ticketp. 29
Pagodap. 33
Morainep. 34
Tesi Lapcha Passp. 36
Sherpa Tentp. 38
Whirls of a Rapidp. 39
Last Eveningp. 40
Falling Asleepp. 41
Bonnardp. 43
A Pharaonic Glass Casep. 44
Windowp. 45
By a Disused Railroad Trackp. 46
Crow from a Fogged Rampartp. 47
Pastoralp. 48
Mat-Ridingp. 50
Icarusp. 52
Orfeop. 53
Lines Written Astride an Uprooted Maplep. 54
Seven, without Binocularsp. 55
Birds in a Forest Swayingp. 57
Minimal Dreamsp. 62
On Project Troubadour's Cameroon AIDS Vanp. 63
Dropsp. 64
Spoke Songp. 65
Op. 66
Notesp. 67
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ISBN: 9781570032707
ISBN-10: 157003270X
Series: The James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 84
Published: 1st August 1998
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16

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