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Author Arnold, Craig, 1967-

Title Shells / Craig Arnold ; foreword by W.S. Merwin.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.54 Ar64s 1999    ---  Available
Description xv, 79 pages ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Yale series of younger poets ; v. 93
Yale series of younger poets ; v. 93.
Contents Foreword / W.S. Merwin -- Hermit crab -- The Power Grip -- For a cook -- Scrubbing mussels -- Artichoke -- Saffron -- The extravagance of zoos -- Amateur -- Boots -- Ubi sunt ...? -- Locker room etiquette -- Great dark man -- Little shrimp -- Leader of men -- Grace -- Why I skip my high school reunions -- Hot -- Living with it -- Roommates -- Shore -- Transparent -- Merman -- Watching for mermaids -- Scheherazade -- Snail Museum.
Summary Winner of the 1998 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, Craig Arnold's Shells was acclaimed as "a gifted collection of daring writing" by the contest judge, the distinguished poet W.S. Merwin. The book is an intriguing set of variations on the theme of identity. Arnold plays on the idea of the shell as both the dazzling surface of the self and a hard case that protects the self against the assaults of the world. His poems narrate amatory and culinary misadventures. "Friendships based on food," Arnold writes, "are rarely stable"--This book is full of wildly unstable and bewitching friendships and other significant relations.
Awards Yale Series of Younger Poets.
Subject American poetry.
American poetry. (OCoLC)fst00807348
ISBN 0300079095 (alk. paper)
9780300079098 (alk. paper)
0300079109 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780300079104 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000020062932
LQU 415093
NZ1 4931671
YDXCP 1555701
YDXCP 1555702

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