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A Table of Content: Poems

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The extraordinary first poetry collection by the renowned painter and sculptor Dorothea Tanning

Finally, on second, in bras. Bras swarming everywhere,
giant pink moths at rest, their empty cups clamoring,

"Fill me."
-from "End of the Day on Second"

Dorothea Tanning is an exceptional visual artist, and now, in her nineties, she has become an exceptional poet. In A Table of Cont
Paperback, 72 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Graywolf Press
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Eddie Watkins
What charms me in her prose (her novel, her memoir) - the elevated diction, the eccentric glamour and excess, the slightly elusive veiled swirliness - in her poems makes me cringe a bit, even induces a nausea that rises to the rear of my throat. Something similar occurs when I look at certain of her paintings; a memory of unpleasant fever, cloying fever and forced tapioca, wet hands in my stomach. Yet still deep beneath her art - her prose, her poetry, her painting - I see the homespun of her ra ...more
My latest obsession. Found this book at Poet's House in New York, the amazing free poetry library along the Hudson. (If you're ever in New York, it's a NYC don't-miss for book lovers, 50,000 poetry books to read at random, a room full of light, and comfy chairs and couches whereon to read)... In the entry, a shelf of works by recently deceased poets beckoned--Szymborska, Adrienne Rich and this woman, Dorothea Tanning. I grabbed one and sat on a couch, started reading A Table of Contents.

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Dorothea Tanning was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor and writer. She has also designed sets and costumes for ballet and theatre.
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