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Title:
A taxi to the flame : poems
Author:
Karp, Vickie.
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Publication Information:
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 52 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Spark -- Police sift new clues in search for beauty -- Tulips: selected history -- A taxi to the flame -- Glass -- Dust -- Harm -- Stars -- Goodbye -- One hundred well-cut leaves -- Elegy -- The consequences of waking -- On your birthday, looking through a telescope at Jupiter -- Tied to the earth -- Insurance -- Watching the commuters read -- The red dress -- Still life in the coat factory office -- Places you'll never go -- How peace, after asking its question, becomes war -- Part of night -- Sitting on the beach with Nachman -- Boat -- The juniper bonsai --The neighborhood environmental center -- Getting dressed in the dark -- The lost lover -- Driving home -- Winter and its steps -- On the satin virtues of milk -- Endless greetings -- The powers of time and space -- Dark blue ribbons under the streets of the city.
ISBN:
9781570032950

9781570032967
Format :
Book

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A Taxi to the Flame is a journey through the streets of New York City, foreign landscapes, and past and present events. From rattling Manhattan subways where underground riders transform on Halloween night, to suburban mornings in which a hedge clipper neatens a waking vision of the world, the poems are a love story of destinations met, people remembered, and places found at the intersections of words and dreams.This first collection of Vickie Karp's poems contains a decade of work that has appeared in magazines and journals such as the New Yorker, New Republic, New York Review of Books, Yale Review, and New York Times.