Ballad of the breathless: poems

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Spout Press, Feb 1, 2008 - Poetry - 91 pages
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Poetry. Emily Graves' BALLAD OF THE BREATHLESS consists of themes divided into five parts entitled Learning the Art of Motion, Wings of the Engine, A Rare Moment In Which We Are Entirely Permeable, Thirsting for the Big Scrub, and This Wall Has Several Exits. She actively collaborates with artist Jessica Dickinson whose art appears in the collection. In Graves' work, "there is a muscularity of language, a density of image that takes the reader inside experience"-Julia Landsman. Emily Graves' travels to Central America, Europe, Thailand, the U.K., and South America have informed much of her later work. She received a BA from the Honors Program at the University of Minnesota and an MA from New York University.

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Contents

South Jefferson
3
reparations for a fracture
10
Something Like a Eulogy
17
The Natural Order of Things
23
simple song
30
Potential for Conversion
36
A Wolf Speaks
42
The Girl Wonder
46
ode to the animal kingdom
53
Survival of the Fittest
59
fact of life is a fact of closeness
66
digestion thats the important thing you move on or you die
72
Something About Richard
79
this wall has several exits
85
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