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Self-portrait without a bicycle / Jessica Hiemstra.

Title
Self-portrait without a bicycle / Jessica Hiemstra.
Author
Hiemstra, Jessica, 1979-
Publication
Emeryville, Ont. : Biblioasis, 2012.

Details

Description
95 p.; 22 cm.
Note
  • Poems.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
October (the destruction of construction paper) -- Looking at the sky through dahlias (remembering remembering my mother) 10 -- Well, the cat's dead 11 -- Visiting the heavens in Toronto 13 -- Antony Gormley is a hypocrite 14 -- The Boogie Woogies are on their last legs 15 -- But the Boogie Woogies are going to disappear 16 -- Four versions of Jacob 17 -- I expect Castro will be dead by the time you read this poem 18 -- november (the trick of two worlds) -- George, the year you carved your howl 20 -- Mom rescued Alex Colville from the library 21 -- I learned about guns from Alexa Colville 22 -- Alex won't be here forever 23 -- Misquoting Albert Einstein 25 -- Clover sickness and the disappearance of bees 27 -- In my mother's house when we said sorry 28 -- I get the email too- 29 -- At 4 a.m. I lifted Timothy from my nightstand 30 -- The most beautiful things I've seen in October 31 -- It-is-having-a-long-neck 34 -- I'm afraid, and it's not just the disappearance of bees 37 -- The day Mom failed to rescue Icarus from the Dutch 41 -- The dessert comes after the ham 43 -- Out with a whimper 44 -- The physical properties of light 45 -- Some people sit behind a curtain to talk to the Lord 46 -- december (a bowl of strawberries in an empty room) -- I wonder if I'll be like Georgia, rummaging 48 -- I was painting a door when my sweetheart's drained face 49 -- I thought the sky would be different 50 -- Mom and I, sunk on the brown couch 51 -- A bowl of strawberries in an empty room 52 -- I told my first stranger I was pregnant 57 -- january (it's impossible to put my finger on that bird) -- The first movement (adagio with seabirds, perhaps the Beck's petrel-thought to be extinct but assumed alive) 60 -- The second movement (allegro with finches, most likely yellow in great number) 63 -- The third movement (to 31 minutes and 19 seconds of Marais la Nuit, Neko's spring peepers) 64 -- february (browsing frog and toad together) -- Browsing Frog and Toad together 70 -- I visited an online forum, Kathy and Ottawa 72 -- I wrote about fading Mondrians (and it was after that) 73 -- Fire, earth, water, bicycle 74 -- march (a denouement with bicycles) -- Oma's at the sink, though I'm told 80 -- The sand tiger shark is tougher than me 81 -- There's an albino pigeon that lands from time to time 83 -- They dissected the bullfrog and revealed a belly full 84 -- It's the small things that save us 85 -- The extraordinary feat of calling my mother 86.
ISBN
  • 9781926845906
  • 1926845900
LCCN
^^2012517372