Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems

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book, Equi
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2007
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Today is the first day of the rest of your life -- Heigh-ho, heigh-ho -- Epic mountain hoax -- Mountain to mountain -- Mono-polytheism -- Invocation -- perfect shadow -- $1 exceptional coffee -- Ultra-confessional -- 1 + 1 = 3 -- Calcium rush -- Gradually, gills -- Ambien -- pill's oval portrait -- Etudes -- To do -- John Coltrane's central park west -- Astor Piazzolla -- Gone but not forgiven -- Competing lists -- Word and sentence -- Found in translation -- poetics of optics -- laminated lament -- Vaya con Dios -- Perversely patriotic -- Bad folk song -- Two dozen roses for Jackson Mac Low : a cento -- fragrance grifters -- Unisex colognes -- Echo -- Legacy -- Almonds -- Ciao Bella chocolate sorbet -- Pre-Raphaelite pinups -- Conversations with fountains -- sheep of days -- Bent orbit -- Tao -- Invoice -- date with Robbe-Grillet -- My illustrious Gargoyle ancestors -- Folk dance -- Maria Callas -- Another form of suicidal behavior -- Lesbian Corn -- Approaching orgasm -- Martha Graham -- Crusade -- At the end of summer -- At the mall -- Crickets crush woman -- In a monotonous dream -- Puritans -- Being sick together -- Surface tension -- foreign legion -- After a promising youth -- Things to do in the Bible -- Breakfast with Jerome -- You go to my head -- Escape from women's prison -- Aleister Crowley slept here -- Bouquet of objects -- Pale yellow -- For David Hockney -- Brand X -- Men in camisoles -- Dear Michael -- In the mail today -- After Herrick -- Destinations -- Art about fear -- Up the ladder of enlightenment -- My father sees a UFO -- Ninety percent of all serial killers -- Mulberry street -- Prescription -- lemon -- Decoy -- After Bacon -- Ah! -- To Harry Crosby at the Hotel Des Artistes -- Sometimes I get distracted -- Detail -- Self portrait as you -- Pink shutters -- Thesis sentence -- Beauty secret -- Monologue : Frank O'Hara -- Table of contents for an imaginary book -- Second thoughts -- Armani weather -- Remorse after shopping -- Wang Wei's moon -- Almost transparent -- Cupboard/shrine -- From Lorine -- Fennel -- Starting to Rain -- Letter of recommendation -- Voice-over -- origami of time -- Jerome meditating -- National poetry month -- Autobiographical poem -- banal -- seven veils of spring -- Negative capabilities -- Asking for a raise -- I interview Elaine Equi on the four elements -- Opaque saints -- quiet poem -- sensuous reader -- objects in catalogs -- objects in Japanese novels -- objects in fairy tales -- Wittgenstein's colors -- burden of bad objects -- My taste -- Everywhere today we see a lack of commitment -- "Your Purple Arrives" -- O patriarchy -- killers inside me -- Women and magic -- Early influence -- Furniture fantasy -- Take-out fantasy -- Alien fantasy -- Out of the cloud chamber -- lost poems -- bend in the light -- Intersections -- sentimental song -- Trenton local -- Dessert -- For August in April -- Return of the sensuous reader -- After and in keeping with H.D. -- Career -- Reset -- Variations on the horizon -- Okay -- monster dances -- Cannibals in space -- Poem beginning with a line by James Wright -- most beautiful blonde in the world -- Ode to Chicago -- Clown -- Then I became the weathergirl -- For Hollis Sigler -- Waiting on you -- Yes or no -- Hi-fashion girl -- Arranged affair -- Amber street -- Poem -- Dolor -- plan.
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English
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Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois and grew up in the Chicago area. Since 1988 she has lived in New York City with her husband, poet Jerome Sala. She currently teaches creative writing in the Master of Fine Arts programs at City College of New York and The New School. Widely published, her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry. In April 2007 Coffee House Press published Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems. Also in 2007 she edited a special section for Jacket Magazine: The Holiday Album: Greeting Card Poems For All Occasions.
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