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BOOK DETAILS

2004
76 pp.
6 x 9 1/2"
Poetry
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0970718686


Emerging Voices

Misery Islands,
by January Gill O’Neil

Spooky Action at a Distance,
by Howard Levy

My Painted Warriors,
by Peggy Penn

Red Canoe: Love In Its Making, by Joan Cusack Handler

door of thin skins,
by Shira Dentz

The One Fifteen to Penn Station, by Kevin Carey

Where the Dead Are,
by Wanda S. Praisner

Darkening the Grass, by Michael Miller

Neighborhood Register,
by Marcus Jackson

Night Sessions,
by David S. Cho

Underlife,
by January Gill O'Neil

The Second Night of the Spirit, by Bhisham Bherwani

Imago,
by Joseph O. Legaspi

WE AREN'T WHO WE ARE and this world isn't either,
by Christine Korfhage

Through a Gate of Trees,
by Susan Jackson

Against Which,
by Ross Gay

The Silence of Men,
by Richard Jeffrey Newman

The Dishelved Bed,
by Andrea Carter Brown

The Singers I Prefer,
by Christian Barter

The Fork Without Hunger,
by Laurie Lamon

An Imperfect Lover,
Poems and watercolors by Georgianna Orsini

Soft Box,
by Celia Bland

Rattle,
by Eloise Bruce

Momentum,
by Catherine Doty

Silk Elegy,
by Sondra Gash

The Palace of Ashes,
by Sherry Fairchok

Eyelevel: Fifty Histories,
by Christopher Matthews

GLOrious,
by Joan Cusack Handler

So Close, by Peggy Penn

Snakeskin Stilettos,
by Moyra Donaldson

Grub, by Martin Mooney

Kazimierz Square,
by Karen Chase

A Day This Lit,
by Howard Levy

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Rattle

Rattle book coverby Eloise Bruce

Julie Agoos, fwd.

“What a simmering, rich and alive book Rattle is. Full of the spirit of place and kin, Southern food, Southern violence, loyalty and love, guilt and laughter. Haunted by thedead, transplanted North riddled with myth, these poems emanate the wisdom of survival. They are a big pleasure to read.”—Alicia Ostriker

Bruce’s language is deceptively straightforward, words resonate with echoes of revival meetings and oral storytelling traditions. She hones in on the perfect image, the apt metaphor. The “rattle” of the title becomes at once the rattle of memory and the rattle of death, but also the rattle that animates nature and syncopates the music of our lives as we move through it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Opelika, Alabama, in 1951, ELOISE BRUCE has worked in all aspects of the theater and is a teaching artist for New Jersey Writer’s Project and a middle school and high school for the arts. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including American Letters and Commentary, Blue Moon Review and The Paterson Literary Review as well as other journals and magazines. She is a recipient of a Fellowship in poetry from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and helps administrate The Frost Place Festival of Poetry in Franconia, New Hampshire, each summer. Bruce lives with her husband, poet David Keller, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

EXCERPT

Henry is long is every way-
tooth, his hair, penis, and silences.
He is eating buttermilk and cornbread
or oyster stew. He wants a divorce.

From “Scrapbook 1973”