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Waking (Phoenix Poets) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0226762395
ISBN-10: 0226762394
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Salt--salt of the earth and sea, the salt of tears--it symbolizes transformation in Sleigh's ( After One ) latest volume of poetry , functioning in two distinct phases: in solution and out. Dissolved, salt maintains life; precipitated, it fixes the secret of life and death in a crystalline structure. Sleigh's poems, too, flow along the surface of observation and end with insight, yet they remain merely technical exercises. "In June," a poem that takes place on a beach, is a good example: watching his lover "lie in the shallows," then "Dive and dissolve/ Into a wave," the speaker wonders why there remains between them a lingering distance--"I love you but . . . !" The last line tells him; he watches his lover sleeping--"Then your sleeping breath unmoored, an island drifting." Waking is about this drifting feeling, floating in the heavy atmosphere of experience, that accompanies independence yet reveals an abject ignorance of the self. For all his lofty content and mystical imagery, Sleigh doesn't take g many formal risks or attempt to expand his perceptions into a coherent expression of beliefs.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

Afterwords
Animus
Aubade
Dear Customer
Don't Go To The Barn
Elk At Black Fork Canyon
Ending
A Fable
Fish Story
Home
Hope
In June: 1
In June: 2
In June: 3
In June: 4
Intelligence
Last Wish
The Last Word
M. On Her Thirtieth Birthday
Marche Aux Oiseaux
Omen
On The Seventh Floor: Cancer Ward
The Physical
The Porch Swing
Premonition
The Root Cellar
The Seal
Stone
Sunday Drive
A Vision
Vows
Waking
The Wound
You Have Her Eyes
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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Product Details

  • Series: Phoenix Poets
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (August 20, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226762394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226762395
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,888,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
Tom Sleigh is a genius. Although I am a fan of all of his collections, "Waking" is my personal favorite. It ends with a series of incredible elegies. Overall, his poems are remarkable both in terms of their content and form. Perhaps the person who wrote the review entitled "Waking Indeed" should first learn to read before he/she critiques Sleigh's poems.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I heard this guy read, and I must say it was one of the most boring things that's ever happened in my life. It made standing in line at the DMV seem like "Burning Man." No wonder the guy writes so much about heroin. He is heroin personified. One dose of his poetry and you're nodding off.
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