The Heart Is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic Form

The Heart Is Improvisational: An Anthology in Poetic Form

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Poets attribute an array of roles and capacities to the involuntary muscle. The heart becomes a repository of erotic and familial love and a sanctuary for memory. The poets explore the flux of the heart's responses and instigations: the heart's tender overtures, its joyous pulse, its mating call for the other, its changeable temperament, its final tick in freeze-frame. Among the poets featured: Kenneth Sherman, Lorna Crozier, Marilyn Bowering, Roo Borson, Patrick Lane, Charles Bukowski, Eugénio de Andrade, John Barton, Robyn Sarah, and Mary di Michele.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771831864
Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Series: Essential Anthologies Series , #11
Edition description: First edition
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Carol Lipszyc's book of poetry, Singing Me Home, and book of short stories on children and adolescents in the Holocaust, The Saviour Shoes and Other Stories, were published by Inanna Publications. Carol is an Associate Professor at SUNY, Plattsburgh.

Table of Contents

Introduction Carol Lipszyc xi

The Heart is Improvisational Carol Lipszyc 1

Average Life Susan Glickman 2

Cardiognosis David Baker 3

Early Differentiation of the Body Aimée Baker 5

Heart Kenneth Sherman 6

Arrhythmia Mindy Kronenberg 7

Crimson Kate Marshall Flaherty 8

L27011945 Sue Rose 10

Heart Valve Elizabeth Arnold 11

Aviary Miriam N. Kotzin 12

Flow Dynamics Elizabeth Arnold 13

Donor Tamar Yoseloff 15

Transplanted Lorna Crozier 16

An Unabridged History of the Heart Eva Tihanyi 17

Love Faith Shearin 18

Blue Bird Elisabeth Cohen 19

When They Are Asleep In Their Nimbus Of Flame Susan Glickman 20

Love Poem for My Daughter Marilyn Bowering 21

Love Jerry Mirskin 22

Loop Kate Marshall Flaherty 23

B02031929 Sue Rose 24

Mud in Heaven Doug Ramspeck 25

If My Father Had Written Poems Ellen S. Jaffe 26

Flocking Ellen S. Jaffe 27

A Birthday Poem Daniel Boland 28

Olympia Marbleiving Butterfly David Reibetanz 29

Theoretical Chest Doug Ramspeck 30

Nirvana John Barton 31

Print M. Travis Lane 32

Lo, and Behold Elizabeth Cohen 33

Poem on Good, Friday Daniel Boland 34

L'avalasse Jack Bedell 35

Fisherman Sheryl St. Germain 36

Temple Kate Marshall Flaherty 37

Invitation Gillian Sze 38

Open Night David Reibetanz 39

Fiesole Jerry Mirskin 40

Venice Jerry Mirskin 41

The Human Heart Campbell McGrath 43

Inhabited Heart Eugénio de Andrade (trans Alexis Levitin) 44

My Heart Hears You Dreaming Eva Tihanyi 45

Let Your Heart Eva Tihanyi 46

Naked Hearts John Barton 47

The Request Michael Carrino 49

Valentine Charles Fort 50

We Kissed As Lovers Under Widowed Light Charles Fort 51

The Hearts Malca Litovitz 52

In the Garden Michael Carrino 55

Scratch Robyn Sarah 56

Heart Island Faith Shearin 57

Crush Carolyn Smart 58

Lost Heart Highway Ellen S. Jaffe 59

Match Brynn Saito 60

Assiniboine Patrick Lane 61

The Heart Falls Asleep Kim Maltman 62

Intermittent Rain Roo Borson 63

Possession is 9/10th of the Love Mary di Michele 65

Heart Lorna Crozier 66

That empty house, your heart Jane Munro 67

Buoy Carol Lipszyc 68

Heart Donald Justice 69

Puzzle Patricia Young 70

Interlocutor Roger Greenwald 71

Heart to Heart Rita Dove 72

Turn Miriam N. Kotzin 73

Slumbering Woman Carol Lipszyc 74

Whittled Heart Beverly Ellenbogen 75

Chamber Beverly Ellenbogen 76

The Heart As Lamb Eva Tihanyi 78

Night in the Arms of the Two-Hearted Lover Aimée Baker 79

Raimon De Roussillon David R. Slavitt 81

My Heart Ernö Saép (trans. by Eva M. Thury) 82

The Tell-Tale Heart John Barton 83

When We Lie Michael Mirolla 84

Heart Matt Robinson 85

Mongrel Heart David Baker 86

Bluebird Charles Bukowski 87

Two Countries Mark Brazaitis 89

Noble Matter Eugénio de Andrade (trans. by Alexis Levitin) 92

Body Part Lewis Turco 93

Credits for Previous Publications 95

Biographical Notes 103

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