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Synopsis: These lush, rewarding reflections on a woman’s passage into midlife are grounded in our intimacy with nature and mortality. Deborah Digges, now in her fifties, looks back in such poems as “Boat” to see younger mothers and their children, and ponders her own “brilliant, trivial unmooring.” As she wanders from the garden to the barn and into the woods, she finds her moods mirrored in the calendar of the seasons, making lush music of the materials at hand and accepting the seismic changes in her life with an appreciation for the incidental scraps of beauty she chances upon.
Throughout these luminous poems–which touch movingly on the illness and loss of her husband–Digges marvels at the brio with which we fling ourselves daringly into the night:
See how the first dark takes the city in its arms
and carries it into what yesterday we called the future.
O, the dying are such acrobats.
Here you must take a boat from one day to the next,
or clutch the girders of the bridge, hand over hand.
But they are sailing like a pendulum between eternity and evening,
diving, recovering, balancing the air.
About the Author: Deborah Digges was born and raised in Missouri. She is the author of three books of poems. Her first book, Vesper Sparrows, won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize from New York University. Late in the Millennium was published in 1989, and Rough Music, which won the Kingsley Tufts Prize, was published in 1995. Digges has written two memoirs, Fugitive Spring (1991) and The Stardust Lounge (2001). She has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. Digges lives in Massachusetts, where she is a professor of English at Tufts University.
Title: Trapeze: Poems
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1400040825I3N00
Book Description Knopf, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_212617666
Book Description Knopf, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_202461538
Book Description Knopf, 2004. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1400040825-2-4
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2004. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. clean, unmarked copy. Seller Inventory # 352538
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2004. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1st edition.. 8vo, 49 pp. Seller Inventory # 022289
Book Description ALFRED A KNOPF, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Poetry>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978140004082704. Seller Inventory # 01978140004082704
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The last collection of poems by Digges published in her lifetime which was cut short by her taking her own life. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 155357
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition (Stated). Seller Inventory # 38643