Belmont : poems

Belmont : poems / Stephen Burt.
Burt, Stephanie, 1971-
Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2013.

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96 p.; 23 cm
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-96).
Poem of Nine A.M. -- 1. The People on the Bus -- Nathan -- Belmont Overture (Poem of Eight A.M.) -- To Subarus -- Reverse Deciduous Existence -- Peonies -- Exploring the Suburbs -- Poem of Seven A.M. -- To Autumn -- Color Theory -- Words for Tea Towels -- The Task -- Sunday Afternoon -- "When the Sweet Wind Did Gently Kiss the Trees" -- First Astronomy Globe -- Owl Music -- Poem of Six A.M. -- A Sock Is Not a Human Being -- 2. The Paraphilia Odes -- Stephanie -- Iodine -- Rue -- Fictitious Girl Raised by Cats -- For Avril Lavigne -- Draft Camp -- Two Victorian Scenes -- Little Lament for the Legion of Super-Heroes -- Bad Newz -- So Let Am Not -- Geno -- Text Messages -- Self-Portrait as Muppet -- The Soul -- In Memory of the Rock Band Breaking Circus -- 3. Dulles Access Road -- Tarmac with Soundtrack -- Over Connecticut -- An Atlas of the Atlas Moth -- Swingline Stapler -- Prothalamion with Laocoön Simulacrum -- Living Next to the River (José Luis Rivas) -- Sunday Afternoon in Chapultepec Park (Alberto Blanco) -- There -- Kendall Square in the Rain -- Storrow Drive in the Sun -- Ocean State Job Lot -- Over Wingaersheek Beach -- Helplessness -- Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk -- The Future -- Chlorophyll -- Hyperborea -- El Nido -- Bifrost -- Flooded Meadow -- Butterfly with Parachute.
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JFE 13-6777
  • 9781555976446 (pbk.)
  • 1555976441 (pbk.)
Burt, Stephanie, 1971-
Belmont : poems / Stephen Burt.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2013.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-96).
In Belmont, poet Stephen Burt maps out the joys and the limits of the life he has chosen, the life that chose him, examining and reimagining parenthood, marriage, adulthood, and suburbia alongside a brace of wild or pretty alternatives: the impossible life of a girl raised by cats, the disappointed lives of would-be rock stars, and the real life to which he returns, with his family, in the town that gives the book its name, driving home in an ode-worthy silver Subaru. Can a life be invented the way a poem can? What does it mean for a precocious child, or a responsible grownup, to depict the world we want? With wit, beauty, tenderness, and virtuosity, these poems define the precarious end of extended adolescence, and then ask what stands beyond.
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JFE 13-6777
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