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Book by Fulton, Alice
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Although Fulton ( Palladium ) possesses a keen sense of the pliability of language, her imagery is often incoherent or heavy-handed. The poem "Romance in the Dark," for example, begins cryptically: "The Other, a nebula: / dust that shines, umbrella / in the stars' rain. We study night's curricula / wondering, is it shelter?" The poet has sacrificed the emotionality of her subject to the bravado of wordplay. The meandering "Point of Purchase" repetitiously enforces the idea of God as a control freak: "Say we don't pray. God gets sorry / for Himself, starts erupting with this poor-mouth stuff / on how He's been betrayed." If Fulton's narrative poems are more successful at evoking moods and feelings, it is because her usually wayward images are sewn together with the thread of biographical chronology. "A Union House," about her father's attachment to his old hotel, is poignant, and the clever "Overload" gives us a skillfully impressionistic depiction of an air invasion during World War II as seen through the eyes of a young paratrooper.
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Art Thou The Thing I Wanted
The Bandit's Bride
Concerning Things That Can Be Doubted
The Cutting Bed
A Diamond Solitaire
Disorder Is A Measure Of Warmth
Everything To Go
The Expense Of Spirit
For In Them The Void Becomes Eloquent
The Fractal Lanes
The Gilt Cymbal Behind Saints
Home Fires, 1943
In Appleblossom Time
The New Old Testament
The Orthodox Waltz
The Pivotal Kingdom
Point Of Purchase
Powers Of Congress
The Private Sector
Romance In The Dark
Small Objects Within Reach
To Each According To His Need
Trouble In Mind
A Union House
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110879238674
Book Description David R Godine Pub, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0879238674