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World Tree

World Tree

Copyright Date: 2011
Pages: 144
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    World Tree
    Book Description:

    World Treeis in many respects, David Wojahn's most ambitious collection to date; especially notable is a 25-poem sequence of ekphrastic poems, "Ochre," which is accompanied by a haunting series of drawings and photographs of Neolithic Art and anonymous turn of the last century snapshots.

    Wojahn continues to explore the themes and approaches which he is known for, among them the junctures between the personal and political, a giddy mixing of high and pop culture references, and a deep emotional engagement with whatever material he is writing about.Winner of the 2012 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-7829-9
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vii])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. viii-x)
  3. I.

    • Scribal: My Mother in the Voting Booth
      (pp. 3-4)
    • August, 1953
      (pp. 5-5)
    • Screensaver: Pharaoh
      (pp. 6-8)
    • Ending with a Quotation from Walden
      (pp. 9-10)
    • Nazim
      (pp. 11-13)
    • Christ at Emmaus
      (pp. 14-16)
    • For the Honorable Wayne LaPierre, President, National Rifle Association
      (pp. 17-18)
    • Self-Portrait Photo of Rimbaud with Folded Arms: Abyssinia, 1883
      (pp. 19-19)
    • Rolltop
      (pp. 20-21)
    • Napping on My Fifty-Third Birthday
      (pp. 22-24)
    • Quicken
      (pp. 25-25)
    • Fetish Value
      (pp. 26-28)
    • For Tomas Tranströmer
      (pp. 29-30)
  4. II.

    • Another Epistle to Frank O’Hara
      (pp. 33-35)
    • Self-Portrait as Sock Puppet
      (pp. 36-36)
    • Ode to Black 6
      (pp. 37-38)
    • Mixtape to Be Brought to Her in Rehab
      (pp. 39-40)
    • Jimmie Rodgers’s Last Blue Yodel, 1933
      (pp. 41-41)
    • For Willy DeVille
      (pp. 42-43)
    • The Apotheosis of Charlie Feathers
      (pp. 44-45)
    • World Tree
      (pp. 46-52)
  5. III.

  6. IV.

  7. NOTES
    (pp. 131-133)
    (pp. 134-134)