The Mystery of Meteors

After a brilliant debut with Armed Love Wesleyan, 1973 and Come the Sweet By and By, which won the inaugural Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press in 1975, Eleanor Lerman has kept silent for twenty five years Her new book breaks this silence with work every bit as inventive, audacious, and passionate as her first award winning volumes.Cosmology, physAfter a brilliant debut with Armed Love Wesleyan, 1973 and Come the Sweet By and By, which won the inaugural Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press in 1975, Eleanor Lerman has kept silent for twenty five years Her new book breaks this silence with work every bit as inventive, audacious, and passionate as her first award winning volumes.Cosmology, physics, ancient Egypt, alien abduction, the Internet, memory, archaeology, love these are some of the subjects that find unlikely and original conflation in Lerman s new collection of poems Lerman s new poems are like terminals where trains from many distant provinces of both the inner and outer worlds thought, history, imagination, science, etc find meeting with weird and affable grace They are intelligent but accessible They are buoyant with a self regarding wry humor They bravely and unpretentiously grab hold of whatever is at hand as they approach and enter the deep desires that split the sky Eleanor Lerman is back, a different poet, quieter, older, wiser, earthly yet still brilliant, a coruscating daughter of the poet of the Seventies What luck for American literature Richard SternEleanor Lerman was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1952 She is the author of two previous books of poetry, Armed Love, and Come the Sweet By and By She has been nominated for a National Book Award, received the inaugural Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press, and was the recipient of a poetry grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts She lives and works in New York City.Table of ContentsThe Mystery of Meteors, 3 In the New School, 5 The Book of What Is in the Duat, 7 Flora Street, 9 The Farm in Winter, 11 Wild Wind, Green Tea, 13 Office in a Small City, 14 The Alchemist s Prayer 16 The Lesson of the Queen, 18 Remote Viewing, 20 The Strange Attractor, 22 Hyannis, 24 A California Story, 26 The Outing, 28 Dominion, 29 To Montreal, 32 Night Flight, 34 Tornado Days, 36 Missing Time, 38 Hot Town, Sukiyaki, 40 Blue Skies, Indiana, 42 What the Dark Eyed Angel Know
The Mystery of Meteors After a brilliant debut with Armed Love Wesleyan and Come the Sweet By and By which won the inaugural Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press in Eleanor Lerman has kept s

  • Title: The Mystery of Meteors
  • Author: Eleanor Lerman
  • ISBN: 9781889330556
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Mystery of Meteors”

    1. I found Eleanor Lerman many years ago on the Poetry Daily web site, two poems, and I loved both of them. So for once in my life I bought a book of poetry based on the Poetry Daily web site. It didn't disappoint me. Almost every poem in the collection is perfect. Lerman incorporates science into her work, something that I love. This technique can go either way. Sometimes it falls flat. In her case I feel that it works magnificently.The poetry is obviously borne out of her life experience. She has [...]

    2. Although this collection was a bit inconsistent for me, the pieces I loved I loved fiercely. Most notably the title poem, The Mystery of Meteors, and Tornado Days.

    3. Favorite poems are - In the New School, The Farm in Winter, Wild Wind Green Tea, Office in a Small City, The Strange Attractor, Night Flight, What the Dark-Eyed Angel Knows, Tamiami/My Past Lives, Nirvana, and On Being a Displaced Person (Nonya in Paris).

    4. I feel guilty or vaguely inadequate when poetry doesn't do it for me. The published, well-reviewed kind, that is. I bought this because I really enjoyed the follow-up volume (Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds), but this wasn't nearly as enchanting. The first two-thirds, that is. At 'Blue Skies, Indiana' forward, it turned into what I remembered. So I guess my lesson is to look forward for her next book, but to not bother with the two that came before this one.

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