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Title The Power to Change Geography / Diana O'Hehir.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (80 pages) : illustrations
Series Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed June 24 2015).
Subject English poetry.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- They Arrive This Morning -- The Power to Change Geography -- The Retarded Children Find a World Built Justfor Them -- The Prophet of Salt Lake City -- Called -- Vision; Fire Underground -- I Attend the Saint's Death -- Waterfall -- The Days Are Getting Shorter -- Alone by the Road's Edge -- A Landscape Never Explored -- Vision of Bea -- In Mexico: The Indian Woman -- We Live in the Ice Country -- Survivor -- Threatened -- Victim -- Illinois Central Hospital -- The Sea Creature -- House -- The Child at the End of the World -- Living on the Earthquake Fault -- Growing Coal -- The Worst Motel -- Besieged -- Cars Go by Outside, One After Another -- An Isthmus in the Bay -- Maude's Bar Like -- Are You Concerned for Your Safety, Alone in the House? -- Ship Wreck -- January Class: It Hasn't Rained for Seven Months -- In the Basement of my First House -- Recluse -- Four A.M. -- Our World, and Us, Remade by Heat -- Metastasis -- Anger -- Waiting for my Eyes to Open on Day -- Night's End -- The Place Where Dreams Stop -- New Tenants -- After the Cataclysm -- Watching -- How to Forgive -- Metamorphosis -- Recovering Exorcising Ghosts -- Exorcising Ghosts -- Learning to Type -- Reprieved -- After You're All in Bed -- Home -- Anima -- Backmatter.
Summary Writing about poetry Diana Ó Hehir says, "I think of poetry as harnessed energy--as a marvelous way of taking the chaotic emotion, the turbulent perception, and recreating them as images that are specific, definite, directed. Miraculously, when this process works, it's one of expansion rather than diminution; the fortunate poet can reach out beyond the walls of separate personality into a general air that everyone breathes. I think of my own poetry as intense, imagistic, surreal, and personal, and try to write about perceptions which have pushed me toward change or renewal." For the last six years Diana Ó Hehir has been writing poetry and has had poems published in Antaeus, Kayak, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Poetry Review. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.