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Winner of the l996 National Poetry Series, judged and selected by William Matthews.
"This collection of beguiling poems . . . takes as its avenue into experience the palpable, quotidian objects of the intimate environment. A barometer, an arrangement of flowers, a vase, a carpet, a pyramid of oranges in a city marketplace are seen and then entered as one might enter the action of a film. . . . There is something of the child's wondrous way of seeing the world that electrifies." — Boston Globe "Jeanne Beaumont's poems are smart and full of feeling, heartbreakingly in love with the snares and clarities of the language she writes in, and lit throughout by a kind of wry wonder." — William Matthews "How rare to discover so sly and disarming, so luminous and compelling a debut." — David St. John
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393318913, 96pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 1999
About the Author
Jeanne Marie Beaumont lives in New York City. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Harper's, The Nation, Antioch Review, and Boulevard.