Shop Costumes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Grocery Introducing Handmade New Kitchen Scale from AmazonBasics Amazon Gift Card Offer redoaks redoaks redoaks  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage UnchartedBundle Fall Arrivals in Amazon Outdoor Clothing STEM Toys & Games

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

The Shipwreck Dress

1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-1932535174
ISBN-10: 1932535179
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Buy new
More Buying Choices
8 New from $8.90 11 Used from $1.97 1 Collectible from $29.99
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Save Up to 90% on Textbooks Textbooks
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Shipwreck Dress
  • +
  • Fools and Crows
Total price: $29.90
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Terri Witek teaches English at Stetson University in Florida. She is the author of Fools and Crows (Orchises 2003).


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Orchises Press (January 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932535179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932535174
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,178,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

A native of Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. Poet Terri Witek's publications include Body Switch Orchises Press 2016), Exit Island (Orchises Press 2013--Florida Book Award) The Shipwreck Dress (Orchises Press, 2008--Florida Book Award) Carnal World (Story Line Press, 2006), Fools and Crows (Orchises Press, 2003), Courting Couples (Winner of the 2000 Center for Book Arts Contest) and Robert Lowell and LIFE STUDIES: Revising the Self (University of Missouri Press, 1993). A recipient of fellowships from the Hawthorndon International Writers' Institute, the MacDowell Colony, and the state of Florida, she holds the Art and Melissa Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing at Stetson University. Her collaborations with Brazilian visual artist Cyriaco Lopes include works on paper, video and performance, and have been included in gallery shows and film festivals. Together they teach in Stetson's low-residency MFA of the Americas.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert McDowell on February 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
When I worked in publishing, I had the blessing and good fortune to publish Terri Witek's previous book, CARNAL WORLD. Ever since, I've eagerly awaited her new collection of poems, and here it is!

The poems in THE SHIPWRECK DRESS are mysterious and irresistible, like a beautiful, ghostly figure beckoning, teasing desire while remaining somehow just out of reach. In a jacket comment, the wonderful poet, Rachel Hadas, explains that to follow Witek's detail will bring you to "a microcosmic narrative" and the opportunity to lose "yourself in one of the innumerable imaginative sub-worlds of this unique poet." Yes, that's it, exactly. I could not say it better than that.

I can add that I especially enjoy reading and re-reading the title poem, the sequence of kimono poems that is broken up and interspersed throughout the collection, "Moon Bottle," "Almost Anybody's Love Life," and "Night Book."

As I discovered with her last book, Witek is a poet who really does go down deep into the emotional muck that rarely sees the light of day. She provokes memory, that most relentless of self-inquisitors, and in doing so she becomes, quite simply, indispensable. Buy this book and share it with those you know, and with those you would like to know better.

--Robert McDowell, The Poetry Mentor, author of the forthcoming, POETRY AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE (Free Press, July 2008), [...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Shipwreck Dress
This item: The Shipwreck Dress
Price: $14.95
Ships from and sold by