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Beginning with O

Olga Broumas
Foreword by Stanley Kunitz
Copyright Date: 1977
Published by: Yale University Press
Pages: 87
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    Beginning with O
    Book Description:

    Winner of the 1976 Yale Series of Younger Poets

    eISBN: 978-0-300-16176-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Foreword
    (pp. ix-xiv)
    Stanley Kunitz

    This is a book of letting go, of wild avowals, unabashed eroticism; at the same time it is a work of integral imagination, steeped in the light of Greek myth that is part of the poet’s heritage and imbued with an intuitive sense of dramatic conflicts and resolutions, high style, and musical form.

    In “Blues / for J. C.” Olga Broumas writes:

    Letting go, woman, is not as easy as pride

    or commitment

    to civilization would

    have us think. Loveletters crowding against the will:

    The esplanade of your belly, I said,that

    shallow and gleaming spoon. You

    said,Not quite...

  5. Sometimes, as a child
    (pp. 1-2)
  6. Twelve Aspects of God
  7. the Knife & the Bread
  8. Innocence
  9. Notes
    (pp. 73-74)