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Author Schlegel, Rob, author

Title The lesser fields / Rob Schlegel
Published Fort Collins, Colorado : Center for Literary Publishing, [2009]


Description 1 online resource (67 pages)
Series Colorado prize for poetry
Contents Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- THE LESSER FIELDS -- Economy of Winter -- Ontogeny -- With Shut Eyes What My Mind Sees Does Not Belong to Me -- Icicles Tine Barnward from the Barn's Shallow Eave -- I Pack Her Suitcase with Sticks, Light the Tinder, and Shut the Lid -- Illuminated Face -- Near the Creek Emptied of Water -- Dusk by Flame -- Allies -- Lovemaking in America -- Secrets Objects Share -- Economy of Winter 2 -- People Live Here -- The Lesser Fields -- NOVEMBER DEATHS -- The Snow Uncut Is a Field of Orphans
She Drops Each Suture from Her Stomachinto the Vase on Her Bedside Table -- A Boy Is Kicking the Stomach of a Dog -- From a Sheet of Yellow Paper I Cut Bolts of Lightning -- If Not a Passage Already Dangerous Then None This Hour Feral with Salt and Rockfish Swiveling Wakes at the Water's Surface as the Strait Swells in the Storm -- The Lark's Call Is Smaller than the Field -- LIVES -- Lives of Daughter -- Lives of Greta -- Lives of Tree -- Lives of Name -- Lives of Furrow -- Lives of Son -- Lives of Empire -- Lives of West -- Lives of Odin
Lives of LakeLives of Horse -- Lives of Animal -- Lives of Method -- Lives of Morandi -- Lives of Rot -- Lives of Modrow -- Lives of Nathan -- Lives of Cloth -- Lives of Forest -- Lives of Raft -- Lives of Estuary -- Notes -- Acknowledgements
Summary ""Rob Schlegel has a mind of winter. Like the painter Morandi, Schlegel makes a world of absence and deprivation-our world, the world of human mortality-feel like plenitude. Imagine wanting to discover the place where you yourself 'have not yet happened.' Now imagine creating this place in a language of hard-won precision-a diction and syntax so elegantly austere that the smallest gesture becomes an explosion of possibility. The result is a book that feels rivetingly contemporary while resembling nothing else, a book that seems shockingly intimate while giving nothing away. The Lesser Fields i
Notes "The Colorado prize for poetry"--Prelim page
Print version record
Subject American poetry -- 21st century.
POETRY -- American -- General.
American poetry
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781885635136