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EROSION.

Graham, Jorie.

ISBN 10: 0691065705 / ISBN 13: 9780691065700
Published by PRINCETON., PRINCETON, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in an about fine dj. (Previous owner's name inked at head of front endpaper. Couple of tiny edge crimps at head of front panel of dj.) Poet's elusive SECOND book. A stunning copy. (GC). Bookseller Inventory # 310514

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Title: EROSION.

Publisher: PRINCETON., PRINCETON

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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From Erosion:

SAN SEPOLCRO

Jorie Graham


. . . . How clean

the mind is,

holy grave. It is this girl

by Piero

della Francesca, unbuttoning

her blue dress,

her mantle of weather,

to go into

labor. Come, we can go in.

It is before

the birth of god. No-one

has risen yet

to the museums, to the assembly

line bodies

and wings to the open air

market. This is

what the living do: go in.

It's a long way.

And the dress keeps opening

from eternity

to privacy, quickening.

Inside, at the heart,

is tragedy, the present moment

forever stillborn,

but going in, each breath

is a button

coming undone, something terribly

nimble-fingered

finding all of the stops.



Jorie Graham grew up in Italy and now lives in northern California.She has received grants from the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the Bunting Institute, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Her first book, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts (Princeton, 1980), won the Great Lakes Colleges Association Award as the best first book of poems published in 1980.


About the Author:

Jorie Graham grew up in Italy and now lives in northern California.
She has received grants from the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the Bunting Institute, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Her first book, Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts (Princeton, 1980), won the Great Lakes Colleges Association Award as the best first book of poems published in 1980.

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