The Resource Beyond the velvet curtain : poems, by Karen Kovacik, (electronic resource)

Beyond the velvet curtain : poems, by Karen Kovacik, (electronic resource)

Label
Beyond the velvet curtain : poems
Title
Beyond the velvet curtain
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Kovacik
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the presence of certain kinds of excellence in poetry, there is the temptation to say that they speak for some enduring principles of the art. This book makes me want to say 'that play' pure high spirit in the skilled and sensitive arrangement of words and parts of words 'may be what helps a poet most when the poet is concerned with both engaging emotion and avoiding sentimentality. 'We make the worlds we live in as best we can, out of the materials we have been given. The worlds of Beyond the Velvet Curtain a re in some ways remote from mine, but like mine, they run on good will and a faith in the power of human love. I am grateful to have encountered these poems.--from the Foreword by Henry Taylor. In Beyond the Velvet Curtain, Karen Kovacik illustrates Czeslaw Milosz's dictum that 'the purpose of poetry is to remind us how difficult it is to remain just one person. People with such diverse characters as Richard Nixon, Nikita Khruschev, Kafka's father, Dorothea Lange, William Carlos Williams, Lawrence Welk, Robespierre, and a feisty Catholic saint, this original collection of poems takes us on an amusement-park ride through world history and art. Kovacik's poetry places us in the strange drama of cataclysmic events and ordinary life
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
811/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.O854
LC item number
B49 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Freading eBooks
  • Wick poetry first book series
Target audience
adult
Label
Beyond the velvet curtain : poems, by Karen Kovacik, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjc3MjI1Nw==
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nixon on the pleasures of undressing a woman -- Pat Nixon speaks of her husband's snoring -- Citoyen -- Nixon's nightmare -- Breslau -- The philosopher Nixon at frisbee -- Miss Victory (1895) -- Nixon's briefcase by Joseph Cornell -- Illinois -- Checkers -- Nixon and Nikita in the kitchen -- Learning to draw -- Mastery -- WCW on Marsden Hartley -- Einstein's train -- Revising Sylvia -- Keathe Kollwitz, after a visit to the new Russia, 1927 -- During the sorties over Baghdad -- Shortwave -- As my husband translates from the Polish -- Babel -- Dust devils
  • Hermann Kafka's dinnertime pantoum -- Losing language -- Making pierogi -- Beyond the velvet curtain -- Drought -- Tureen -- Sapphic sonnets -- Frost heaves -- The art of love -- Wedding song -- Saint Elizabeth, queen of Hungary -- Watching my father pray -- What my father taught me about sex -- Cuba libre -- Polish jokes -- Lawrence Welk -- Synecdoche -- Exile -- Come as you are
Control code
ocn607366685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (66 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612772257
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f607366685
  • (CaAE) f607366685
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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