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Claire (2003) [Collection]
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In Claire, Marly Youmans's poetry shapes the complex stories of a woman, beginning with her second birth through the ice of a frozen lake and ending with an ascetic's winter baptism. Between these rich transformations of life in death, Claire - a figure who appears throughout the book, both as a girl and as a woman - turns in the light like a prism in a window. She is a child dancing in rainbows while dark pours into a house; a storyteller enraptured by past figures such as Melville and Jonah; one who rejoices in the day or feels black despair, navigating love and death. She battles forward, seeking a larger, more radiant realm.


  • Snow House Stories
  • Claire
  • The Arabic Lesson
  • Rite: Six for the Fears
  • Arrowhead
  • Inside the Village Limits
  • Lawn Colonized by Orb Spiders
  • Children of Summer
  • Adirondack Camp
  • At the Glass Doors
  • Lethargy at Otter Lake
  • Missouri Stokes
  • Lady in a Tower, 1870
  • Ellen Cameron White
  • Letters from Elsewhere
  • Living in a Dead Friend's House
  • Narrative of a Buried Life
  • A Retreat
  • Croft with Cows
  • Sea Change
  • Windowmaker
  • Letter
  • In April
  • Becoming Landscape
  • After Rain
  • A Winter's Tale
  • Enchanted Story
  • Barbarians Among Us
  • Asked of a Sibyl
  • Claire Thinks of Edvard's Dreams
  • About the Turn of the Leaf
  • Childbed
  • Presage
  • Abandon
  • Piano Rag
  • Upon the First Bathtub in Collins, Georgia
  • The Locomotive Song
  • History Report
  • Testament of the Paisley Loom-Workers
  • Fort Hays, Kansas
  • The Cherry Trees
  • Kateri Tekakwitha

Original title: Claire
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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Claire (2003)
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Language: English

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Claire (2003)

ISBN: 0807129011

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