The body labyrinth

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Coach House Press, 1984 - Drama - 78 pages
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'Sharon Berg's poetry has passion, and promise, and flurries of extraordinary verbal panache. When they come together - as they do in 'The Coat of Many Colours', for instance - the results are quite marvellous. She is one of the younger poets to watch.' - Dennis Lee
'Berg's poetry explores relationships between men and women and roles each assumes, but there is not the aggressive dogmatism and combativeness in her poetry often found in contemporary female writing. Instead she recognizes the need of both men and women to take risks, to be vulnerable without being naive, to be both radical and innocent.' - Robbie Ried
Although it is presented in a dramatic manner, this is actually a book of poetry in three sections. They include Personal Myths and The Marriage Sedan, which are somewhat the portrayal of the valleys and peaks in failed relationships. The book ends with a section devoted to paintings.
Sharon Berg (author)
 

Contents

The Marriage Sedan
Apples
ii
The Marriage Sedan
12
Paper
14
The Sandman
15
Sharing the Apple
16
Notes on the Lover Calling
17
The Horse and Buggy
18
The Conversation
30
Waking
31
Vanity
32
Rats Explanation
33
The Fault of
34
Mousetrap
35
Caterwauling the Vows
36
The Boasting
37

Love Poem for Friends
20
Quarter Moon
21
Personal Myths
23
The Vision
25
Toads Birth
26
Toads Tongue
28
The Thieving
29
Woman Teaches Cat Contradiction
38
Piggy Piggy
39
Personal Myths
41
Dancing with the Boar
42
Menagerie
43
The Coat of Many Colours
44
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