The Coronary Garden: Poems

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Sarabande Books, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 83 pages

"Ah to be the one for whom the love poems in this sexy, brainy, elegant book were written."--Linda Gregerson

The Coronary Garden is a collection braiding love and mortality. In "Love Poem, Unwritten," Townsend identifies a physical abnormality of the poet's heart as a figure for human love: fragile, vulnerable, our very imperfections opening us to connection and grace. Ann Townsend is the author of Dime Store Erotics (1998). She lives in Granville, Ohio.

 

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CORONARY GARDEN

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Contents

The Coronary Garden
3
Matters of Beauty
18
Childless
35
Butane Kerosene Gasoline
44
Early Days
64
The Enclosure
78
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Ann Townsend is the author of Dime Store Erotics (1998). She is the recipient of a NEA Fellowship, an Individual Artist's grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and a Discovery Prize from The Nation. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Pushcart Prize XX, The New Young American Poets, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology. An Associate Professor of English at Denison University, she lives in Granville, Ohio.

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