Cloth $40.00 ISBN: 9780226750484 Published November 1999
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226750491 Published November 1999

The Dreamhouse

Tom Sleigh

The Dreamhouse
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Tom Sleigh

113 pages | 6-1/8 x 8-1/2 | © 1999
Cloth $40.00 ISBN: 9780226750484 Published November 1999
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226750491 Published November 1999
In The Dreamhouse, Tom Sleigh's poetry is a medium for both revelation and linguistic invention. The meditative clarity of Sleigh's poems, his ability to range between the plain and high style with complete naturalness of intonation, and the varying and always surprising musical effects he accomplishes in each poem display his unequaled flair for innovation that is never willful or forced but which always works to forward the poems' emotional and intellectual resonances. The Dreamhouse marks Sleigh as one of the most inventive and provocative poets of his generation.

Praise for Tom Sleigh:

"Through sheer artistry, Tom Sleigh manages to write . . . in a transcendent way, and without appeal to the metaphysical assumptions transcendence usually requires. The Chain . . . floods darkness with brilliant craft."—Gray Jacobik, Boston Globe

"Tom Sleigh's second book of poems, Waking, is so fine one can hardly do justice to it in a review. . . . Sleigh is nearly as prodigal with his gifts as Yeats."—Liz Rosenberg, New York Times Book Review

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Contents
Acknowledgments
I.
Prayer
The Dreamhouse
The Cry
After Midnight
Heracles
Fragment
Augusto Jandolo: On Excavating an Etruscan Tomb
II.
Demon
The Island
Under the Pines
Scattering
III.
Bond
Stillness
Token
The Hammock
The Meadow
The Harp
The Outcast
Achilles' Horses
The Fight
The Harbor
The Door
IV.
To the Sun
One Sunday
The Train
Flesh
Transfusion
The Wreck
A Visit
The Grid
Purity Supreme
Raft
The Ticket
Speech for Myself as a Ghost
The Field
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