Four and a Half Dancing Men

Four and a Half Dancing Men

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This collection is the second book of poems by Anne Stevenson since her "Selected Poems". Two long poems for the heart of this collection: "From My Study" celebrates an ex-mining town in Durham, and a sequence of poems in "Visits to the Cemetary of the Long Alive" looks at the question of old age. She is also the author of "Correspondences" and "The Other House", as well as the biographer of Sylvia Plath.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 130 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 464.47g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019283164X
  • 9780192831644

About Anne Stevenson

About the Author Anne Stevenson is also the author of The Fiction-Makers (1985), Selected Poems (1987), and The Other House (1990), all published by Oxford.show more

Table of contents

Part 1: Salter's gate; from my study; cold; skills; experimental; Brueghel's snow; negatives; four-and-a-half dancing men; washing the clocks; the professor's tale; late; politesse; puritan days; Hans Memling's Sybilla Sambetha; a quest; level Cambridgeshire. Part 2 Visits to the cemetary of the long alive: Hadrian's; a sepia garden; bloody bloody; a tricksy June; lost Mrs Meredith; to witness pain is a different form of pain. Part 3 Two for Radcliffe squires: with a gift of Welsh poppy seeds; May bluebells, coed aber artro; binoculars in Ardudwy; trinity at low tide; painting it in; original sin; terrorist; when the camel is dust it goes through the needle's eye; north wind light. Part 4 Two poems for John Cole and One for Annable Cole: Dinghy; Cambrian; after you left.show more