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Author Clarvoe, Jennifer, author.

Title Counter-amores / Jennifer Clarvoe
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 73 pages)
Series Phoenix poets
Phoenix poets.
Contents Acknowledgments; One: Reflecting Pool; After the Equinox; Island of Opposites; A Cradle; Mi Ritrovai; Reflecting Pool; The Crossing, 1969: USS United States; After the Storm; The Wild Turkeys; Today's Public Garden; Short Shrift; Two: How I Fell; How I Fell & How It Felt; Day of Needs; The Body Is a Disenchanting Thing; Words; What Is It Like to Be a Bat?; Mortal Coil; In the Nights of Cacophony; High Time; Bruise; Ode; After Words; Facing the Judge, at the Altar; I Know Why You Went to Memphis, Uh Huh; Cultural Instructions: Spring; Who's Counting?; Three: Counter-Amores
Counter-Amores I.5Counter-Amores I.3; Counter-Amores I.2; Counter-Amores I.7; Counter-Amores I.14; Counter-Amores III. 14; Counter-Amores III. 5; Counter-Amores II. 1; Counter-Amores II. 16; Counter-Amores I.1; What She Thought; Counter-Amores III. 15; Notes
Summary Jennifer Clarvoe's second book, Counter-Amores, wrestles with and against love. The poems in the title series talk back to Ovid's Amores, and, in talking back, take charge, take delight, and take revenge. They suggest that we discover what we love by fighting, by bringing our angry, hungry, imperfect selves into the battle. Like a man who shouts for the echo back from a cliff, or the scientist who teaches her parrot to say, "I love you," or the philosopher who wonders what it is like to be a bat, or Temple Grandin's lucid imaginings of the last moments of cattle d
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Subject Love poetry, American -- 21st century
American poetry -- 21st century.
FICTION -- General.
American poetry
Love poetry, American
Genre/Form poetry.
Love poetry
Love poetry.
Poésie d'amour.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226109299