The body eclectic :; an anthology of poems

New York: H.H. Holt, 2002. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Octavo in yellow/purple DJ, orange spine, 192 pages ; 22 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to spine head and foot, extremely gentle rubbing to rear corners, light soiling to rear DJ, extremely minor rubbing to DJ corners, else Near Fine(+) in Near Fine(+) DJ. Item #88676
ISBN: 0805069356

Inscribed and signed by author. || Out of print. || DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve. || Human body -- Children's poetry. || The body and the mind cohabitate, hence this book pf poems about who the body is, what the body does, how we feel and what we think about it. Here are poems to comfort and surprise you and, perhaps, influence your ideas of beauty. Your one body, the one whose hands hold this book, whose eyes read these words, is yours from birth to death.--Patrice Vecchione. || Contents: From I sing the body electric / Walt Whitman -- Planting initiation song, traditional song of the Osage people -- Little clown, my heart / Sandra Cisneros -- Breath / Deema K. Shehabi -- A dialogue / Elizabeth Carter -- Sudden journey / Tess Gallagher -- Black hair / Gary Soto -- Cobwebs / Melinda Goodman -- The gift / Li-Young Lee -- Self-portrait, 1906 / Rainer Maria Rilke -- From Autobiography of a face / Lucy Grealy -- Scars / William Stafford -- Olivia's face, from Twelfth night / William Shakespeare -- Doreen / Janice Mirikitani -- We wear the masks / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- They lied / Ellen Bass -- A hand / Jane Hirshfield -- The nailbiter / Shel Silverstein -- His hands / Natasha Trethewey -- Making tortillas / Alicia Gaspar De Alba -- Rib sandwich / William J. Harris -- Hunger / Miguel Hernández -- Eating the pig / Donald Hall -- Fat / Lyn Lifshin -- The dieter's daughter / Anita Endrezze -- In the morning / Steve Kowit -- From Skinhead / Patricia Smith -- She walks in beauty / George Gordon, Lord Byron -- Possible / Ruth L. Schwartz -- Height / Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie -- From Alice's adventures in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll -- A breast for all seasons / Keelyn T. Healy -- Pastel dresses / Stephen Dobyns -- Homage to my hips / Lucille Clifton -- Elbows / Minnie Bruce Pratt -- Your laughter / Pablo Neruda -- Crying / Galway Kinnell -- Stella's kiss / Sir Philip Sidney -- The kiss / Marie Howe -- From Orlando / Virginia Woolf -- Bridge / Francisco X. Alarcón -- Erections / Erin Belieu -- Semen / Pablo Neruda -- This part of your body / Lin Max -- The moment / Sharon Olds -- April / Cornelius Eady -- Heel should not be an insult / Marge Piercy -- I used to be much much darker / Francisco X. Alarcón -- Skin dreaming / Linda Hogan -- The skin of this poem / Kim Ly Bui-Burton -- Giving blood / Sherman Alexie -- The body of man / Van Hanh -- Scleroderma at fifteen / Erin Johnson -- Dem dry bones / Anonymous -- Breath / Reginald Gibbons -- Flipped on its axis, from Listen to our voices / Claire Braz-Valentine -- No parts spared / Tish Benson -- Still life / Diane Ackerman -- Thinking about Bill, dead of AIDS / Miller Williams -- S M / Alice Walker -- The cutting edge / Barbara Hill -- My tattoo / Mark Doty -- From The Woodlanders / Thomas Hardy -- Hot combs / Natasha Trethewey -- Pimples / Andrew Nielsen -- Unscratchable itch / Shel Silverstein -- Blinking / Morton Marcus -- The runner / Walt Whitman -- Swimmers / May Swenson -- When I arise glistening / Deborah Turner -- A Hindu to his body / A.K. Ramanujan -- To sleep / Sir Philip Sidney -- "He wheeled a corpse" / Gary Young -- Legacy / Maurice Kenny -- Biographical notes -- Permissions -- Index of authors -- Index of titles.

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