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A Woman Under the Surface

Poems and Prose Poems. Princeton Series in Contemporary Poets

By (author) Alicia Ostriker
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 30th Nov 1982
Dimensions: h 230mm
Weight: 393g
ISBN-10: 0691065128
ISBN-13: 9780691065120
Barcode No: 9780691065120
From "A Woman Under the Surface" MOON AND EARTH "Alicia Ostriker" Of one substance, of oneMatter, they have cruellyBroken apart. They never will touchEach other again. The shiningLovelier and youngerTurns away, a pitiful girl.She is completely nakedAnd it hurts. The largerMotherly one, breathlessly luminousEmerald, and blue, and whiteTraveling mists, suffersBirth and death, birthand death, and the shockOf internal heat killed by external cold.They are dancing through that blackness.They press as ifTo come closer.

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"Cool, cerebral, studied. Passionate, visceral, immediate. Can the same poet write both kinds of poems? . . . Alicia Ostriker is not only writing both kinds of poems-she also is fashioning poems that are cold and fiery at the same time."--"San Francisco Chronicle"