Marabou, Jane Yeh's first book of poems, is a meditation on the nature of artifice, and on the self. Her snapshots freeze fraught instants in the lives of a broad cast of characters: the horror movie mummy, an Elizabethan shoemaker, a flock of Cumbrian sheep; there's Harry Potter's owl and Oscar Wilde, two European princesses...In these beautifully crafted poems, her personae address the themes of love, lust, glamour and desperation with wit and flair. Hers is the language of fashion, espionage, revenge tragedy; her taut pressure-packed lines combine vivid detail and bold confession and reach unexpected emotional truths.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 136.65 x 151.89 x 4.83mm | 77.11g
- 01 Aug 2006
- Carcanet Press Ltd
- Manchester, United Kingdom
Table of contents
I Correspondence Double Wedding, 1615 The Pre-Raphaelites Adultery Convent at Haarlem Cumbria The Only Confirmed Cast Member Is Ook the Owl, Who Has Been Tapped To Play the Snowy White Owl Who Delivers Mail for Harry II Bad Quarto Telegraphic Monster Paris, 1899 Teen Spies Biological Blue China Love in a Cold Climate I Love in a Cold Climate II Divining France, 1919 Substitution Defence Portrait at Windsor Seaside Resorts Parliament of Fowls House Fete Champetre Vesuvius (In the Priests' Quarters) III Shoemaker's Holiday Revenger's Tragedy Rhode Island Waltz Alchemy Exercises Self-Portrait After Vermeer Notes
About Jane Yeh
Jane Yeh was born in the United States in 1971 and educated at Harvard University. She holds Master's degrees from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Manchester Metropolitan University. Metre Editions published her chapbook, Teen Spies, in 2003. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Currently Writer in Residence at Kingston University, she contributes articles on books and sport to The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, The Village Voice, and Time Out New York. She lives in London.