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Placebo Effects (1997) [Collection]
by Jeanne Marie Beaumont Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Like the insomniac who roams through this lively collection's title piece, the poems of Placebo Effects are characterized by wakefulness and restlessness. Employing precise language they create a universe - one that is both idiosyncratic yet oddly familiar. Beaumont's poems move beyond observation and personal experience - thus every object is treated as artifact or talisman, and every memory takes part in history's process. Here, an eye test evokes the limits and wonders of divine and human vision; buying flowers begins a meditation on difference and kinship; a seemingly inert barometer becomes a keen tracker of both physical and social weathers.

Contents:

  • The Valley of My Attention
  • Placebo Effects
  • Magic Carpet
  • Commerce
  • City
  • Visual Field Test
  • Barometrics
  • Judging the Book by Its Cover
  • Contrariwise
  • Frangipani
  • She Speaks from Experience
  • A Lesson
  • Vase
  • Arrangement
  • Photographing the Dolls
  • Childhood of the Invisible Woman
  • Rorschach
  • Sleeping in Your House
  • Journey
  • Continuing City
  • More Raw Data
  • Proxy
  • Stratum Corneum
  • Domestic Diary
  • Gilt-edged Mirror
  • Objects in the Eye Are Closer than They Appear
  • Road Trip
  • Found City
  • St. One
  • The Others
  • Excavation
  • Mr. Ripley Writes a Preface
  • Mrs. Ripley Gets It Off Her Chest
  • Writ of Ritual
  • Still
  • My Demure
  • Female Navigation (1818)
  • The Yellow Dress
  • Two Bowls
  • The First Red Place
  • The Last Blue Place
  • Pearl Hour

Original title: Placebo Effects: Poems
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryVerse


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Placebo Effects (1997)
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Language: English

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Placebo Effects (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393318915
Pages: 86

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Placebo Effects (1997)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039304128X
Pages: 96

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