Download e-book for kindle: Counter-amores by Jennifer Clarvoe

By Jennifer Clarvoe

ISBN-10: 0226109283

ISBN-13: 9780226109282

Jennifer Clarvoe’s moment booklet, Counter-Amores, wrestles with and opposed to love. The poems within the name sequence speak again to Ovid’s Amores, and, in conversing again, take cost, take satisfaction, and take revenge. They recommend that we find what we adore by way of combating, by way of bringing our indignant, hungry, imperfect selves into the conflict. Like a guy who shouts for the echo again from a cliff, or the scientist who teaches her parrot to claim, “I love you,” or the thinker who wonders what it really is wish to be a bat, or Temple Grandin’s lucid imaginings of the final moments of livestock destined for slaughter, the audio system in those poems search to discover themselves in terms of an ever-widening circle of unknowable others. longing for “the candy cool hum of refrigerator and fluorescent that sang ‘home,’” we’re as more likely to locate “fifty-seven clicks and flickering channels pitched to the galaxy.” Song itself turns into a domain for beautiful fight, simply as bella skill either “beautiful” and “wars.”

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Download e-book for kindle: Counter-amores by Jennifer Clarvoe

Jennifer Clarvoe’s moment booklet, Counter-Amores, wrestles with and opposed to love. The poems within the name sequence speak again to Ovid’s Amores, and, in speaking again, take cost, take satisfaction, and take revenge. They recommend that we find what we like via struggling with, via bringing our offended, hungry, imperfect selves into the conflict.

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The dream was true— the test already begun, testing that never stops. That look is what he kissed her for, her lips— 29 he laughs when he tells this part of the story later— her lips clenched shut. (The nights she’d stayed working to give back the words he’d say. ) I can tell you this. No bat ever wasted time on wondering what it was like to be a human. 30 Mortal Coil I started to write a poem called “Skin,” about skin— about snakes, snakeskins out in the toolshed: shed vellum, opalescent. I touched them.

How can it possibly be done? —Sigmund Freud 1. My name is Jenny Scott; I found my end at the Textile Museum, on Embassy Row, on S. Street. What my father didn’t know couldn’t hurt me. What the government didn’t know could hurt him. What is kind in institutions is impersonal, also, what is cruel. Marriage is all it is cracked up to be. The carousel down on the Mall will stand still for a price. I never got to ride the jeweled horse. ” And I learned to dye. I miss my arts and crafts lessons, release and discipline combined, their steadiness.

Oh, how deaf to the future it can’t hear despite its chuff and chirr. Like the skyscraper’s rise, false enterprise, because torqued by undermining imposture, it is the fault of weak disenchantment. It is like the shovel mouth slowed by dirt; the future’s why; it’s a foolish consistency. 26 It slobbers buckets, slobbers the remorse, the bruise, the heart oozes from its guts—if the heart has guts; it has to start ejection. It’s ash in the shovel-mouth’s sludge; in the drudging persistences of the sacked city.

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