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The Pedestrians

Zucker, Rachel (Book - 2014 )
The Pedestrians
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"Zucker is a poet of bottom-scraping, blood-chilling existential anxiety, one among many, and a poet of New York City, one among many, and a poet of American Jewish inheritance, one among many, and one of the funniest, too."#151; Boston Review Rachel Zucker returns to themes of motherhood, marriage, and the life of an artist in this double collection of poems. Fables , written in prose form, shows the reader different settings (mountains, ocean, Paris) of Zucker's travels and meditations on place. The Pedestrians brings us back to her native New York and the daily frustrations of a woman torn by obligations. That Great Diaspora I'll never leave New York & when I do I too will be unbodied#151;what? you imagine I might transmogrify? I'm from nowhere which means here & so wade out into the briny dream of elsewheres like a released dybbyk but can't stand the soulessness now everyone who ever made sense to me has died & everyone I love grows from my body like limbs on a rootless tree Rachel Zucker is the author of Museum of Accidents , which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of The Bad Wife , The Last Clear Narrative , Eating in the Underworld , and Annunciation .
Authors: Zucker, Rachel
Uniform Title: Poems. Selections
Title: The pedestrians
Publisher: Seattle :, Wave Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 143 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Poems.
Contents: Fables. The other city ; Ocean ; Apartment ; Mountains ; The lark and her young ones
The pedestrians. Today my son told me ; Real poem ; Egg dream ; Mindful ; Real poem (infanticide) ; Day care dream ; I'd like a little flashlight ; Plant dream ; Real poem (happiness) ; Fridays ; Real poem (no elegy) ; Public school dream ; [Nature] ; Please Alice Notley tell me how to be old ; Baby dream ; Real poem (painting) ; Two kinds of suffering ; Real poem (post-confessional) ; Baby hospital dream ; Pedestrian ; [Once you pass this point you must continue to exit] ; I do not like your job ; Real poem (gay men don't snore) ; Brooklyn dream ; Wish you were here you are ; Real poem (appellation) ; Baby dream ; [Usage] ; That great diaspora ; Real poem (personal statement) ; Paris dream ; [Taking away taking away everything] ; Knock knock, who's there? Someone, someone who? ; Professor dream ; Real poem (post-confessional 2) ; Just off the road near Lynchburg, VA ; Hair dream ; Real poem (workshop) ; I'm nobody you are too ; Public school dream ; The meanest thing I ever said ; Resort dream ;
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ISBN: 1933517891
9781933517896
1933517905
9781933517902
Statement of Responsibility: Rachel Zucker
Subject Headings: American poetry 21st century.
Topical Term: American poetry
LCCN: 2013034614
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