Burn and Dodge

Burn and Dodge

SHARON DOLIN
Copyright Date: 2008
Pages: 120
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qh84q
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    Burn and Dodge
    Book Description:

    WINNER OF THE 2007 DONALD HALL PRIZE IN POETRYSelected by Bob Hicok

    Burn and Dodgeis part serious/part serious play and opens with a frank and occasionally antic exploration of contemporary vices, such as Guilt, Envy, and Regret. Some poems "dodge" such preoccupations by playing with a nonce form called sonnet/ghazal. The collection contains a sequence of poems called "Current Events," based on newspaper stories. that is also a playful meditation on the nature of the interrogative pronouns (Who, What, Where, When . . . ) as well as another series of homophonic sonnets called "Clare-Hewn," which are aural "translations" of John Clare.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-9082-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vi])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [vii]-[x])
  3. I
  4. II CURRENT EVENTS
    (pp. 19-32)
  5. III
    • ODE TO TURBULENCE
      (pp. 35-35)
    • ODE TO MRS. MEUNIER, CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD, P.S. 119, BROOKLYN
      (pp. 36-36)
    • GHAZAL WITHOUT THE MAN
      (pp. 37-37)
    • BARBAROUS THING
      (pp. 38-38)
    • O INDIGO
      (pp. 39-39)
    • THE POEM FOR ENVY I CANNOT WRITE
      (pp. 40-40)
    • SONNET/GHAZAL TO SLEEP
      (pp. 41-41)
    • AT THE RECEPTION, 1963
      (pp. 42-44)
    • ODE TO GINGER
      (pp. 45-45)
    • ON NOT BEING LYNN EMANUEL
      (pp. 46-47)

      Here is why I am not Lynn Emanuel. And you know I wish I could be Lynn Emanuel with her fast-talking ventriloquism, first she’s not (for spite) Sylvia Plath then she’s not Emily Dickinson but one narrow room then by god she is Gertrude Stein which feels like having swallowed an ocean liner that can type and then she is Walt Whitman or after becoming a waitress in Dacron Walt Whitman is she. So who’s left for me not to be but Lynn Emanuel. We’re caught in that ecstatic embrace of writer and reader that she and her Walt (perhaps...

    • ODE TO FERNANDO PESSOA
      (pp. 48-50)
    • YOUR ONLY MUSIC: SONNET/GHAZAL STARTING WITH A LINE FROM KEATS
      (pp. 51-51)
    • TAI CHI IN FOG
      (pp. 52-52)
  6. IV CLARE-HEWN
    (pp. 55-66)
  7. V
  8. VI
  9. NOTES
    (pp. 105-106)
  10. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. 107-108)