A Woman of Property (Penguin Poets)

By Robyn Schiff

A new publication from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, formidable, inventive" (Jorie Graham)

Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that contain A lady of Property draw formal and creative barriers opposed to boundless mortal probability, yet as all borders are weak, this ominous assortment finally phases an pressing and deeply imperiled boundary dispute the place haunting, phantasm, the presence of the previous, and disembodied voices purely additional unsettle questions of fabric and religious ownership. it is a theatrical publication of dilapidated homes and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root platforms. The volatile estate strains right here rove from heaven to hell, troubling share and provoking propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are the entire gates during this ebook folly? Are the partitions too simply scaled to carry something again or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the opposite part?

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Peter didn't get pleasure from himself anymore. He by no means could back. The brooding lettuces of their falcon hoods. The coppice gate wound close through weeds, the jaws of existence attempting to retain it closed tight yet a person can climb it. As a baby I performed on a gate in a local park that swung of itself and seemed like the misery name of a rabbit. I stood at the backside slat and sponsored out and in of the air. I’ll by no means get out of the following. The gate used to be natural folly, with out fencing on both sides, Greek tragedy staged round a doorway the mind's eye traces to go into. i used to be raised in an aisle seat with a watch line of an actor approximately to return via from at the back of it. Melodramatic onions grew wild. I cried and cried till anyone stated it’s ok to cry, it ability the onions are clean. each dream starts with a threshold. Meat within the driveway the place canines tipped the rubbish. Where’s your mouth? there's a whistle you should purchase that makes the sound of a rabbit screaming hunters use to name no matter what they wish out of the thicket simply because every thing they need wishes rabbit for dinner. circulate your hand alongside the shaft to alter the decision from jack to cotton- tail and again back. when you see them nostril out of the inner at your bidding what stops you from sounding day-after-day? All day? The shrill imagined rabbit’s canned terror. you are able to do it with a reed of grass. Cup your palms. every little thing alive is listening. I knew a hunter who may possibly do a spot-on fawn whose affliction could carry a doe into the open at any time when. He didn’t desire a doe, even though. He sought after a greenback. Here’s what I can’t stand to recognize: whilst dollars listen the sound of the fawn my good friend makes together with his mouth they arrive, too, no longer in pity, yet in lust, so badly they wish the doe drawn by way of the craving of a fawn short of her. every thing is inside variety without warning, and who am I to pass judgement on. He mounts her aid and spring comes. No. he is taking a bullet. i used to be stuck up in theatrics and forgot whose theater this is often. H1N1 God is familiar with how our pals be able to breathe. not anyone is permitted to the touch me for an infection is a probability of mercy i cannot transmit as Legion transcribed from the mouth of mistakes into his physique and despatched right into a herd of swine who despatched it to the ocean who’s been attempting to go back to earth when you consider that production and approximately succeeds each day. I simply took my temperature. ninety eight levels. i'm higher than fit. i'm cooling at the same time the earth heats, while it meets the ocean extra inland and negotiates distance from more and more deprived place. I am cooling simply because not anything touches me. Others may match to the petting zoo and kingdom reasonable yet don’t even inform me what they contact there. I’m taking my temperature back; my thermometer is electronic and red and its beep is my identify being learn from the e-book of lifestyles, that's to be had on Kindle and permits me to prevent the general public library yet comprises strange punctuation blunders and is transcribed by way of evangelists whereas they wait in line at gates you can’t see from the following.

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