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Author: EMANUEL, LYNN
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Emanuel, Lynn    Poet's Biography
40 poems available by this author


A BLOND BOMBSHELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is boring and passe, all the old baggage
Last Line: Dependable light of rage coming in on schedule like a bus
Subject(s): Blondes


A RIDDLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses


AN OLD WOMAN'S PAINTING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


CHINOISSERIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Http://www.Poetryfoundation.Org/poem/177301
Subject(s): Mothers; Clothing & Dress


DESIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: This is not turner's venice
Last Line: Abating in the huge green hesitations of the trees
Subject(s): Cities; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Urban Life


DISCOVERING THE PHOTOGRAPH OF LLOYD, EARL, AND PRISCILLA    Poem Text    
First Line: These are the great discoveries of my middle age
Last Line: Its separate ghost
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cities; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Urban Life


DREAM IN WHICH I MEET MYSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the butter's a block of sleazy light. I see that first,
Subject(s): Dreams; Self; Nightmares


ELSEWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: This isn't italy where even / the dust is sexual, and I am not
Last Line: The woman she becomes, who could not or would not save her
Subject(s): Life; Survival


FOR ME AT SUNDAY SERMONS, THE SERPENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Coming lightly, perfectly
Last Line: The ticket out
Subject(s): Escapes; Fugitives


HOMAGE TO DICKINSON    Poem Text    
First Line: I've never longed for the annulments of heaven
Last Line: Tomb, my own woman. Finally. And forever
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Homage & Respect


HOMAGE TO SHARON STONE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: It's early morning and across the street
Last Line: T is just sharon stone driving past the house of someone who is, at the time, trying to write a book
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Self; Stone, Sharon; Actresses


HOMAGE TO SHARON STONE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: It's early morning. This is the before
Last Line: Trying to unwrite the world that is all around her
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Self; Stone, Sharon; Actresses


IN ENGLISH IN A POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: I am giving a lecture on poetry
Last Line: I'll drive you home
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


INSIDE GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Right now as I am talking to you and as you are being talked to
Last Line: "least likely of saviors, you are my last choice and my last
Subject(s): Play


INVENTING FATHER IN LAS VEGAS    Poem Text    
First Line: If I could see nothing but the smoke
Subject(s): Fathers


ITEM:    Poem Text    
First Line: I strolled through the neighborhood of beautiful houses


LIKE GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: You hover above the page staring down
Last Line: The book in your hands, like god reading
Subject(s): Books; God; Reading


ODE TO VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: How I love my eyes, dressed up
Last Line: Waiting for a beautiful nakedness to come along
Subject(s): Voices


OF YOUR FATHER'S INDISCRETIONS AND THE TRAIN TO CALIFORNIA       
First Line: One summer he stole the jade buttons
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


ONE SUMMER HURRICANE LYNNE SPAWNS TORNADOS AS FAR WEST AS...    Poem Text    
First Line: The storm with my name dragged one
Last Line: Boot waiting to kick us open like a clay pot
Subject(s): Tornadoes


OUT OF METROPOLIS    Poem Text    
Variant Title(s): Film Noir: Train Trip Out Of Metropolis
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Travel; Railroads; Journeys; Trips; Railways; Trains


OUTSIDE ROOM SIX    Poem Text    
First Line: Down on my knees again, on the linoleum outside room six
Last Line: Black square, white square goes the linoleum
Subject(s): Hotels; Popular Culture - United States; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR AS RAOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I write about the house
Last Line: Oh raoul, you bring me to my knees
Variant Title(s): Portrait Of The Author As Raoul
Subject(s): Love; Portraits


SEIZURE    Poem Text    
First Line: This was the winter mother told time by my heart
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


SHE    Poem Text    
First Line: The body has its own story -- she said -- oh yes? -- I said
Last Line: The body wins
Subject(s): Bodies; Conversation


SHE IS SIX    Poem Text    
First Line: She sleeps on a cot in the living room
Subject(s): Girls


SPITE-HOMAGE TO SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text    
First Line: I stamped my feet and shook my fist and wept
Last Line: Taking everything into its bog, its tar pit, into the locked box of unbeing
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


THE BURIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: After I've goosed up the fire in the stove with 'starter logg'
Last Line: Greatest enemy. Which, in a sense, my father was
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


THE CORPSES (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Are unhappy in this shut down
Last Line: Slippery look. And even a corpse can be a disguise
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Cadavers; Dead, The


THE NIGHT MAN AT THE BLUE LITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Luther benton is talking to his heart again
Last Line: In those golden streets, but luther
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


THE PHOTOGRAPH OF RAMONA POSING WHILE FATHER SKETCHES HER IN CHARCOAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Father is transforming ramona
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


THE PLANET KRYPTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Outside the window the mcgill smelter
Last Line: We could have anything we wanted.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Baby Boom Generation; Kent State University - Riot, 1970; Women; Nuclear Freeze


THE POLITICS OF NARRATIVE: WHY I AM A POET    Poem Text    
First Line: Jill's a good kid who's had some tough luck. But that's
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE SLEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: I have imagined all this
Last Line: Who lay in the dark thinking  roses, roses, roses
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Rothko, Mark (1903-1970); Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE SOLILOQUY OF THE BLANK PAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, in the distance there is a river, a bridge
Last Line: An airborne cloud of selfhood giving a poetry reading
Subject(s): Books; Self; Reading


TOURISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: In tunis we try to discuss divorce
Subject(s): Tunis, Tunisia


WHAT GRIEVING WAS    Poem Text    
First Line: That was not the summer of aspic
Subject(s): Family Life; Grief; Relatives; Sorrow; Sadness


WHEN FATHER DECIDED HE DID NOT LOVE HER ANYMORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonight I will remember the model
Last Line: Where the doors opened to the river
Subject(s): Models


WHO IS SHE KIDDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Who is she kidding? Who is she
Subject(s): Play


WHY I AM NOT FRANK O'HARA    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the street is one example. Across the street is one example of the diff-
Last Line: But it is that new thing in a new world, and that new thing is a pose
Subject(s): O'hara, Frank (1926-1966)