Shadow Tongue

Shadow Tongue

by Kim Cope Tait


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Shadow Tongue is a collection of poems that whispers what aches, speaks what saves, and sings the overlap between the two.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635345919
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 07/27/2018
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Kim Cope Tait earned her MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2000. Her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines in the U.S. and abroad. She has two novels, Inertia and Bend the Blue Sky, as well as a chapbook of poems entitled Element. Kim also wrote and recorded Lotus Wheel: Guided Meditations for Relaxation and Healing in 2013. Having lived in Hawai'i, Switzerland, New Zealand, Vermont, and Colorado, Kim now lives with her family and teaches in her hometown of Santa Cruz, California.

Table of Contents


…in the cave of my idolatry

The Adrian Sonnets 1

Praying to a Broken Boy 5

Becoming Maridel 7

Sin of Resistance

Dreaming of Dahlias 11

To Grandma Neva 12

Perfect 13

Sun Sestina 14

Waiting for Practice to End 16

Wild Thing 17

Me and Mrs. Dalloway 18

Truth of Words

One Year After the Telegram 21

Pantoum for Grandpa Gordy 22

Grandpa Joe’s Birthday 23

The Rosie Sonnets 24

Bird House 28

Heritage 29

Red 30

The Long Goodbye 31

Sin of Dreaming

Waipi’o Redemption 35

Skinny Dip 36

In Vain 37

Three Fish 39

Love Song to Waipi’o 40

Whisper 42

We Evolve 43

Yes, I say, Yes

Conversation With a Crow 47

First Snowfall 48

Meditation on a Train from Rome 49

Remembrance 52

Dear Bill Rasmovicz 54

El Retiro 55

Evolution 57

What We Agree To 59

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