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Lie Awake Lake

Winner of the 2004 FIELD Poetry Prize, this most recent collection of poet Beckian Fritz Goldberg is a wry, elegant series of meditations on mortality and the body. Her poems are “breathtakingly beautiful and resolute in their conviction that words matter, especially in the fact of randomness and moral collapse.” (Bruce Weigl)

88 pages | 6 x 9


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Table of Contents

Prologue as Part of the Body • Eye • Flying In • Open • One More • List • The Week My Father Died • The Railing • Wren • Answer • Question • Far Away Lake • Question as Part of the Body • Fetish • Lilies at Night • Back • Curse • Blood • Tortoise • My Zen • Legend • A Dog Turns Back When You Turn Back • Fourth Month • Nude Shuffle • Real Ghost • Like This • Hand and Cradle • Tortoise Return • God Body • Mimesis as Part of the Body • Speculum • Blossom at the End of the Body • Purgative • Hallway • Reliquary • Sly Sparrow • Emily Dickinson Blues • La Belle • Here Is a Good One • An Underworld Primer: The Heart • Flame • Skate • Diving Horse Shuffle • Sex in Heaven • Dogwalk Triptych

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