The Resource Made in Detroit : poems, Marge Piercy

Made in Detroit : poems, Marge Piercy

Label
Made in Detroit : poems
Title
Made in Detroit
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Marge Piercy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A treasure trove of new poems by one of our most sought-after poets: poems that range from descriptions of the Detroit of her childhood to her current life on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and relationships, from a vision of her Jewish heritage to a hard-hitting take on today's political ironies. In her trademark style, combining the sublime with the gritty, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born: “the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over grimy / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep.” She writes in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, banished now by politicians because they are no longer “real people like corporations.” There are elegies for her peer group of poets, gone now, whose work she cherishes but from whom she cannot help but want more. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her beloved cats, as she remembers “exactly how I loved each.” She continues to celebrate Jewish holidays in compellingly original ways and sings praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of daily life
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piercy, Marge
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I4
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American poetry
Label
Made in Detroit : poems, Marge Piercy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Made in Detroit -- Made in Detroit -- The frontroom -- Detroit, February 1943 -- Things that will never happen here again -- Detroit fauna -- Family vacation to Yellowstone -- The rented lakes of my childhood -- Thirteen -- She held forth -- The scent of apple cake -- By the river of Detroit -- The street that was -- City bleeding -- Mehitabel & me -- What my mother gave me -- Our neverending entanglement -- Ashes in their places -- II. Ignorance bigger than the moon -- January orders -- We have come through -- How I gained respect for night herons -- Remnants still visible -- The constant exchange -- May opens wide -- Wisteria can pull down a house -- June 15th, 8 p.m. -- Hard rain and potent thunder -- Ignorance bigger than the moon -- Little house with no door -- There were no mountains in Detroit (haibun) -- But soon there will be none -- Missing, missed -- Death's charmingface -- The frost moon -- December arrives like an unpaid bill -- pt. III. The poor are no longer with us -- The suicide of dolphins -- The poor are no longer with us -- Don't send dead flowers -- A hundred years since the Triangle Fire -- Ethicsfor Republicans -- Another obituary -- What it means -- How have the mighty ... -- We know -- The passion of a fan -- In pieces -- Ghosts -- One of the expendables -- Let's meet in a restaurant -- My time in better dresses -- Come fly without me -- These bills are long unpaid -- Hope is a long, slow thing -- pt. IV. Working at it -- The late year -- Erev New Years -- Head of the year -- May the new year continue our joy -- Late that afternoon they come -- N'eilah -- The wall of cold descends -- How she learned -- Working at it -- The order of the seder -- The two cities -- Where silence waits -- I say Kaddish but still mourn -- pt. V. That was Cobb Farm -- Little diurnal tragedies -- The next evolutionary step -- That was Cobb Farm -- They meet -- A cigarette left smoldering -- Discovery motion -- Sun in January -- Little rabbit's dream song -- Different voices, one sentence -- Cotton's wife -- That summer day -- Insomniac prayer at 2 a.m. -- The body in the hot tub -- Looking back in utter confusion -- Why did the palace of excess have cockroaches? -- Iri the Peloponnesus one April afternoon -- The end not yet in sight -- Loving clandestinely -- The visible and the in- -- What's left -- Corner of Putnam and Pearl -- Bang, crash over -- Sins of omission -- Even if we try not to let go -- Afterward -- The wonder of it -- Marinade for an elderly rabbit -- Contemplating my breasts -- Words hard as stones -- Absence wears out the heart -- A republic of cats -- What do they expect? -- Decades of intimacy creating -- We used to be close, I said -- A wind suddenly chills you -- Why she frightens me -- My sweetness, my desire -- They come, they go in the space of a breath -- In storms I can hear the surf a mile away
Control code
ocn882906803
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 173 pages
Isbn
9780385353885
Lccn
2014026429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024730298
System control number
(OCoLC)882906803
Label
Made in Detroit : poems, Marge Piercy
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Made in Detroit -- Made in Detroit -- The frontroom -- Detroit, February 1943 -- Things that will never happen here again -- Detroit fauna -- Family vacation to Yellowstone -- The rented lakes of my childhood -- Thirteen -- She held forth -- The scent of apple cake -- By the river of Detroit -- The street that was -- City bleeding -- Mehitabel & me -- What my mother gave me -- Our neverending entanglement -- Ashes in their places -- II. Ignorance bigger than the moon -- January orders -- We have come through -- How I gained respect for night herons -- Remnants still visible -- The constant exchange -- May opens wide -- Wisteria can pull down a house -- June 15th, 8 p.m. -- Hard rain and potent thunder -- Ignorance bigger than the moon -- Little house with no door -- There were no mountains in Detroit (haibun) -- But soon there will be none -- Missing, missed -- Death's charmingface -- The frost moon -- December arrives like an unpaid bill -- pt. III. The poor are no longer with us -- The suicide of dolphins -- The poor are no longer with us -- Don't send dead flowers -- A hundred years since the Triangle Fire -- Ethicsfor Republicans -- Another obituary -- What it means -- How have the mighty ... -- We know -- The passion of a fan -- In pieces -- Ghosts -- One of the expendables -- Let's meet in a restaurant -- My time in better dresses -- Come fly without me -- These bills are long unpaid -- Hope is a long, slow thing -- pt. IV. Working at it -- The late year -- Erev New Years -- Head of the year -- May the new year continue our joy -- Late that afternoon they come -- N'eilah -- The wall of cold descends -- How she learned -- Working at it -- The order of the seder -- The two cities -- Where silence waits -- I say Kaddish but still mourn -- pt. V. That was Cobb Farm -- Little diurnal tragedies -- The next evolutionary step -- That was Cobb Farm -- They meet -- A cigarette left smoldering -- Discovery motion -- Sun in January -- Little rabbit's dream song -- Different voices, one sentence -- Cotton's wife -- That summer day -- Insomniac prayer at 2 a.m. -- The body in the hot tub -- Looking back in utter confusion -- Why did the palace of excess have cockroaches? -- Iri the Peloponnesus one April afternoon -- The end not yet in sight -- Loving clandestinely -- The visible and the in- -- What's left -- Corner of Putnam and Pearl -- Bang, crash over -- Sins of omission -- Even if we try not to let go -- Afterward -- The wonder of it -- Marinade for an elderly rabbit -- Contemplating my breasts -- Words hard as stones -- Absence wears out the heart -- A republic of cats -- What do they expect? -- Decades of intimacy creating -- We used to be close, I said -- A wind suddenly chills you -- Why she frightens me -- My sweetness, my desire -- They come, they go in the space of a breath -- In storms I can hear the surf a mile away
Control code
ocn882906803
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 173 pages
Isbn
9780385353885
Lccn
2014026429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024730298
System control number
(OCoLC)882906803

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