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The Little Field of Self : Phoenix Poets - Doreen Gildroy

The Little Field of Self

Phoenix Poets

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Published: 2nd April 2002
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Dung Beetle; Be kind to me, a mess. I represent persistence - in the dirty thing; things larger than me; I do not fear. Whatever you think, or like - I live. Oh, marvell Pushing up the hill - rolling around. I feel myself at work. You are larger than I think, and that is very comforting to me. Set in a castle and on its grounds in Brittany, The Little Field of Self is one long poem comprised of individual poems that articulate the essence of devotion and the conflict within the devoted. With surprising inventiveness and technical skill, and without ornamentation, self-consciousness, or self-display, Doreen Gildroy has forged an original poetic style that renders inner being authentically and convincingly.

"The Phoenix Poets list contains a number of poets currently on my list of favorites. This is a strong, vital series which has given voice to some of the best voices in American poetry today." - Billy Collins

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Dung Beetlep. 3
The Little Field of Selfp. 4
In My Own Languagep. 6
A Rewriting of the Shorp. 9
If All I Do Today Is Changep. 11
Two Figuresp. 15
You Take Me to Wherep. 17
Guilep. 19
Oh Let Me Be Quiet and Nearp. 20
Acediap. 21
This Is the Voice of this Lifep. 22
Diapausep. 23
Light Against the Wallp. 24
Silvap. 26
Theologyp. 28
Eating Apricotsp. 32
Codap. 33
New Worldp. 34
Lying on the Bed with the Window Openp. 37
Odd Piecesp. 39
Passionp. 41
Rainp. 42
What Was It?p. 44
A Mild Turning of the Earthp. 46
Abbeyp. 48
Stereoscopep. 51
While You Were Awayp. 52
Epigraphp. 54
Catalogue of Notebooksp. 55
If I Could Ask Youp. 60
Afterwordp. 61
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ISBN: 9780226293295
ISBN-10: 0226293297
Series: Phoenix Poets
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 2nd April 2002
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 15.8  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.12