Cleopatra Haunts the Hudson

Cleopatra Haunts the Hudson

by Sarah White


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Poetry. "Sarah White's CLEOPATRA HAUNTS THE HUDSON is an eloquently moving recherche du temps perdu. History is a treasury of ghostly personages whom White brings back and vivifies for us, usually to tell the stories of their losses-Cleopatra, Keats, Moliere, Anne Frank, and many lesser known. Families and love affairs also bequeath haunted elegies. But memory is fragile. Poems that call out to the dead or missing are broken by contrary winds. Indeed, some of the very poetic forms that White deploys in her recollections are assailed by disuse-sestina, villanelle, sonnet-so that many poems must turn upon themselves, examine their own ability to hold the right words fast, must argue with themselves about rhyme and cadence"--Eugene K. Garber. White formerly taught in the Department of French and Italian at Franklin and Marshall College.

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ISBN-13: 9781933132297
Publisher: Spuyten Duyvil
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 83
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)

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