Enid Shomer





Enid Shomer


Born
in Washington, D.C., The United States
February 02, 1944

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Enid Shomer is an award-winning American poet and fiction writer. She is author of six poetry collections and two short story collections largely set in, influenced by, and life in the State of Florida.

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The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

3.11 avg rating — 640 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Tourist Season: Stories

3.24 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Imaginary Men

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1993
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Stalking the Florida Panther

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1987
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THIS CLOSE TO THE EARTH: Poems

4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Black Drum

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STARS AT NOON: Poems from t...

3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2001
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Floodgate Poetry Series Vol. 3

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The Startle Effect: Poems

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Florida postcards: Poems

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“Attraction

The whites of his eyes
pull me like moons.
He smiles. I believe
his face. Already
my body slips down in the chair:

I recline on my side,
offering peeled grapes.
I can taste his tongue
in my mouth
whenever he speaks.

I suspect he lies.
But my body oils itself loose.
When he gets up to fix a drink
my legs like derricks
hoist me off the seat.
I am thirsty, it seams.

Already I see the seduction
far off in the distance
like a large tree
dwarfed by a rise
in the road.

I put away objections
as quietly as quilts.
Already I explain to myself
how marriages are broken--
accidentally, like arms or legs.”
Enid Shomer

“Ambition was a dull pain, like a continually broken heart.”
Enid Shomer, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

“Flo hated how public an event affection inevitably became. Marrying in a church while scrutinized by dozens of people struck her as a barbaric custom.”
Enid Shomer, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

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