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Author Stewart, Susan (Susan A.), 1952-

Title Red rover / Susan Stewart.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  811.54 STEWART    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 105 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Phoenix poets
Contents I. Spring Forward, Fall Back -- The Owl -- Lavinium -- Games from Children -- my mother's garden -- shadowplay -- king of the hill -- tag -- red rover -- Daylily -- Oil and Water -- Songs for Adam -- Adam lay a-bounden, bounden in a bond -- the names -- the dream -- the cool of the evening -- lullabye -- as clerkes find written in their book -- The Green -- Thoughts made of cloth -- II. Thoughts Made of Metal -- The Erl King -- Titus -- The Former Age -- When I'm crying, I'm not speaking -- When I'm speaking, I'm not crying -- Gold and Soil -- Elegy Against the Massacre at the Amish School in West Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Autumn 2006 -- Wrens -- The Lost Colony -- Arrowhead -- The Complaint of Man -- Prologue -- Story -- Complaint.
Summary "Red Rover is both the name of a children's game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game. The "red rover" is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate. In her most innovative work to date, award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces - falling and rising, coming and going, circling and centering - revealed in such games and traces them out to many other cycles. The alternation of night and day, dreams and waking, the round of seasons, the whirling paths of planetary motion, the vortex of history as the founding, decline, and renewal of ways of life all orbit within this book. Ranging among traditional, open, and newly-invented forms, and including a series of free translations of medieval dream visions and love poems, Red Rover begins as a historical meditation on our fall and grows into a song of praise for the green and turning world."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 9780226774541 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226774546 (cloth : alk. paper)