Kissing the bread : new & selected poems, 1969-1999 / by Sandra M. Gilbert

Author(s): Gilbert, Sandra M
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Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2000
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: The Magi in Florida, 1988 19
About the Beginning 21
The Dolls 23
Uncle Barney 25
Going to Connecticut 28
Thirty Years Later I Meet Your Seventeen-Year-Old Daughter the Poet 31
The Mall 34
Seizure 36
The Outsider 37
Broth 39
Indoor Camellia 40
Journal Entry, 1984 42
Mother-in-Law 44
In the Garage of the Retirement Complex 45
Gold Tooth 47
God, He Had a Hall 49
Variations on a Theme 51
After the Freeze 53
The Scar 54
October 31, 1995: A Ghost in Goldwin Smith 56
Berkeley, February 11, 1998: The Hypothetical Life 59
Ending the Book 61
The Tidal Wave 63
Walking the Seawall 65
Death 69
Code Blue, ICU, Bed 5 72
Talk Show 75
Against Poetry 77
Want 78
The Mountains 83
Memory Fails 85
Some Definitions 89
Objet Trouve 108
After Long Rain 110
Omens 111
Epithalamion 112
When She Was Kissed by the Mathematician 117
Her Response to His Theorem 119
She Grapples with Operations Research 120
He Issues Commands 122
He Discusses Gravity 124
After He Expounds the Theorem of the Different Infinities 125
Long Division 127
They Debate Triangles and Medians 129
He Explains the Book Proof 131
At Cleopatra Bay 135
Sorrow 137
Shelling Beans Outside Pollenca 139
Aurora Borealis 140
Last Sunday at Les Grands Eaux Musicales 142
Autumn, Como 144
Notes in Provence 151
Catedral at Tlacolula 154
Trionfo del Morte 155
Hurtigrulen 160
Kissing the Bread 171
October 6, 1992: Seattle, Looking for Mount Rainier 176
February 11, 1992: At the Art Institute of Chicago 178
May 3, 1992: On the Surface 180
June 15, 1992: Widow's Walk, Harpswell, Maine 183
September 10, 1992: Picking Wildflowers in New Hampshire 185
November 26, 1992: Thanksgiving at the Sea Ranch, Contemplating Metempsychosis 187
from Water Music 189
Spring Equinox, 1993: Puerto Vallarta, Playa de los Muertos 197
Calla Lilies 199
February 11, 1994: Berkeley, Anniversary Waltz Again 200
from The Love Sequence 205
Accident 220
Blood Pressure 221
In the Golden Sala 223
Grandpa 225
My Grandmother in Paris 227
Anniversary Waltz 230
Ponce de Leon 232
2085 234
For the Muses 239
The Dressmaker's Dummy 241
On the Third Hand 243
Emily's Bread 245
Daguerreotype: Governess 247
Daguerreotype: "Fallen" Woman 248
Daguerreotype: Wet Nurse 249
Bas Relief: Bacchante 250
Sculpture: Naiad/Fountain 252
Elegy 254
The Night Grandma Died 255
Simplicity 256
Sitting 258
The Emily Dickinson Black Cake Walk 260
The Summer Kitchen 265
The Brussels Sprouts 268
Five Potatoes 269
Turnips 270
The Leeks 271
Ginger Root 273
The Carrots 274
The Red Cabbages 276
Beets 278
The Wild Grasses 280
Autumn Song 281
The Celery Bushes 282
The Language of Flowers 283
Gelting Fired, or "Not Being Retained" 293
The Intruder 296
The Giant Rat of Sumatra 298
Her Last Sickness 300
After a Death 301
Mafioso 302
Shell Collecting 303
Grandmother 305
The Dream of the Sun 306
The Cassandra Dream 307
The Milk Dream 308
The Dream of My Daughter 309
The Grandmother Dream 311
Doing Laundry 312
Tailors 313
The Fireflies 314
In the Fourth World 315
Index of Titles and First Lines 317
Notes: LCCN: 00027764
ISBN: 0393049418
Physical Description: 320 p. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 43662039
ISBN/ISSN: 0393049418

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