Expectation Days (Illinois Poetry Series)

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780252074752: Expectation Days (Illinois Poetry Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From movie making to medical misadventures, meditations on widowhood to feminist protestations, Expectation Days is a dazzling portrayal of instances in Sandra McPherson’s life. Her autobiographical collection uses peculiar and exact language to reflect on a wide range of activities that include grouse hunting, going through airport security after 9/11, and climbing a coastal cliff. From being an unintended child to ceremonializing a lifetime “served,” McPherson speaks in both clear and distressing voices from the state of speechless fear that is bereavement.

     Will the little figures ever reach the monument?

A doctor orders me to be on watch.

     Will the mist pass over their cheeks

     and clear the strollers’ eyes?

If so, I’ll see it. I’m on watch.

I train my eyes on paintings

to see if there is any change.

--from “On Suicide Watch”

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Sandra McPherson is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis, and the author of numerous poetry collections, including A Visit to Civilization.

Review:

"McPherson . . . stands in a sort of magic circle and conjures up a world I am glad to be part of. . . . A poet among us who deserves more readers, more homage, more celebration."--Field

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780252032349: Expectation Days (Illinois Poetry Series)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0252032349 ISBN 13:  9780252032349
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, 2007
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McPherson, Sandra
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780252074752

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Sandra McPherson
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0252074750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Sandra McPherson
Published by University of Illinois Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0252074750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Sandra McPherson
Published by University of Illinois Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0252074750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Sandra McPherson
Published by University of Illinois Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. From movie making to medical misadventures, meditations on widowhood to feminist protestations, Expectation Days is a dazzling portrayal of instances in Sandra McPhersonu2019s life. Her autobiographical collection uses peculiar and exact language to reflect on a wide range of activities that include grouse hunting, going through airport security after 9/11, and climbing a coastal cliff. From being an unintended child to ceremonializing a lifetime u201cserved,u201d McPherson speaks in both clear and distressing voices from the state of speechless fear that is bereavement. Will the little figures ever reach the monument?A doctor orders me to be on watch. Will the mist pass over their cheeks and clear the strollersu2019 eyes?If so, Iu2019ll see it. Iu2019m on watch.I train my eyes on paintingsto see if there is any change.--from u201cOn Suicide Watchu201d. Seller Inventory # BTE9780252074752

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

McPherson
Published by Univ Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Illinois Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2956323

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

McPherson, Sandra
Published by Univ of Illinois Pr (2007)
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Illinois Pr, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 104 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0252074750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

McPherson, Sandra
Published by University of Illinois Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110252074750

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

McPherson, Sandra
Published by University of Illinois Press
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0252074750 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0120450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Sandra McPherson
Published by University of Illinois Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0252074750 ISBN 13: 9780252074752
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Illinois Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0252074750n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book