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Approximate Darling Lee Upton

Approximate Darling

Lee Upton

Published June 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780820318110
Paperback
104 pages
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In her most ambitious collection of poems to date, Lee Upton extends and deepens her experiments with perception and language.Drawn into the orbit of her poems are multiple figurations--a Dante-inspired guide and a Leonardo da Vinci cartoon, HamletsMoreIn her most ambitious collection of poems to date, Lee Upton extends and deepens her experiments with perception and language.Drawn into the orbit of her poems are multiple figurations--a Dante-inspired guide and a Leonardo da Vinci cartoon, Hamlets Gertrude, and Lewis Carrolls Alice--and Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter, Louise Bogan, and Sylvia Plath.While investigating elements of womens biological, emotional, and spiritual experiences that prove particularly recalcitrant to language, she draws her attention to the relentless experiment of pregnancy and childbirth.Upton examines fleeting moments when objects are seen at the periphery of vision and draws upon the language we use in contemplating the psychic aftereffects of contemporary violence, dispossession, and exclusion.