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Author: HACKER, MARILYN
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Hacker, Marilyn    Poet's Biography
47 poems available by this author


A CHAPLET FOR JUDITH LANDRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear judith: in sincerest gratitude
Subject(s): Friendship; Hospitality


A MAN WITH SONS    Poem Text    
First Line: You come back with a heaped-shopping basket
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons


AGAINST ELEGIES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: James has cancer. Catherine has cancer
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


AN ALEXANDRITE PENDANT FOR MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I am not in my country, and my home


APRIL INTERVAL I    Poem Text    
First Line: Wherever I surface I reinvent


APRIL INTERVAL III    Poem Text    
First Line: Around my shelves of books and bibclots


APRIL INTERVAL IV    Poem Text    
First Line: There was no spring in saratoga springs
Subject(s): Rain


BALLAD OF LADIES LOST AND FOUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Where are the women who, entre deux guerres
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Anthony, Susan Brownell (1820-1906); Blues (Music); Bonheur, Rosa (1822-1899); Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle (1873-1954); De La Cruz, Juana Ines (1648-1695); Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886); Doolittle, Hilda (1886-1961); Eleanor Of A


BLACK BOAT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If you were there when I woke


BURNHAM BEECHES    Poem Text    
First Line: At two am, chain-smoking in your car
Subject(s): Relationships


CANCER WINTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Syllables shaped around the darkening day's
Variant Title(s): "syllables Shaped Around The Darkening Day's"";
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


CANZONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Consider the three functions of the tongue
Subject(s): Pleasure; Taste (Sense)


CHANSON DE L'ENFANT PRODIGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: The child of wonder looks in bed
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CLEIS        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Daughters


CODA    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe it was jet lag, maybe not,
Subject(s): Divorce; Conduct Of Life


CREPUSCULE WITH MURIEL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Instead of a cup of tea, instead of a milk-
Subject(s): Rukeyser, Muriel (1913-1980); Strokes (Illness)


DAYS OF 1994: ALEXANDRIANS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lunch: as we close the twentieth century,
Subject(s): Aging; Transience; Cancer (Disease); Food & Eating; Impermanence


DESPERANTO    Poem Text    
First Line: The dream's forfeit was a night in jail
Subject(s): Roth, Joseph (1894-1939); Exiles


DUSK: JULY    Poem Text    
First Line: Late afternoon rain of a postponed summer
Subject(s): Literary Form; Love


EIGHT DAYS IN APRIL    Poem Text    
First Line: I broke a glass, got bloodstains on the sheet
Subject(s): Literary Form


ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Crying from exile, I
Last Line: Alone, you are dead
Subject(s): Jazz; Joplin, Janis (1943-1970); Music & Musicians


ELEGY FOR A SOLDIER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The city where I knew you was swift
Subject(s): Jordan, June (1936-2002)


ELEVENS       
First Line: James a. Wright, my difficult older brother
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Women's Rights; Wright, James (1927-1980); Male-female Relations; Feminism


ELYSIAN FIELDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Champs elysees of broadway' says the awning
Last Line: Under the awning frmo behind the glass
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


ESSAY ON DEPARTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: And when you leave, and no one's left behind
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


FIRST, I WANT TO MAKE YOU COME IN MY HAND    Poem Text    


FOR K.J., LEAVING AND COMING BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: August first: it was a year ago
Subject(s): Relationships; Separation


FOUND IN TRANSLATION [FOR CLAIRE MALROUX]    Poem Text    
First Line: On a beechwood sideboard there sat in state
Last Line: Music, carved wood, a blue ceramic tile
Subject(s): Children; Music Box; Translating & Interpreting; Childhood


FROM ORIENT POINT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The art of living isn't hard to muster
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


GERDA IN THE EYRIE    Poem Text    
First Line: I almost love you. I've wanted to be you
Subject(s): Love


IVA'S PANTOUM    Poem Text    
First Line: We pace each other for a long time.
Subject(s): Women; Relationships


LINES DECLINING A TRANSATLANTIC DINNER INVITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Regretfully, I proffer my excuses


MORNING NEWS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Spring wafts up the smell of bus exhaust, of bread
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


MYTHOLOGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Penelope as a garcon manque
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


NEARLY A VALEDICTORIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: You happened to me. I was happened to
Subject(s): Love; Separation


NIGHTS OF 1964-1966: THE OLD RELIABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: White decorators interested in art
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


NIGHTS OF 1964€1966: THE OLD RELIABLE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: White decorators interested in art,
Subject(s): Friendship; Relationships


RIPOSTE       
First Line: Dear tom, / when my next volume (granted: slender)
Subject(s): Disch, Tom (B. 1940); Man-woman Relationships; Women's Rights; Male-female Relations; Feminism


RUNAWAYS CAFE II    Poem Text    
First Line: For once, I hardly noticed what I ate
Subject(s): Desire


SONNET ENDING WITH A FILM SUBTITLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Irony


SYRIA RENGA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Driving a flatbed
Subject(s): Syria


THE HANG-GLIDER'S DAUGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: My forty-year-old father learned to fly
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


THIRD SNOWFALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Another storm, another blizzard
Subject(s): Snow


UNDER THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE: OCTOBER 17    Poem Text    
First Line: The french clocks struck two-thirty, and above


UNTITLED    Poem Text    
First Line: You did say, need me less and I'll want you more.
Subject(s): Beauty


UNTITLED    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Lesbians; Beauty


WEDNESDAY I.D. CLINIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Your words are ones the patients said themselves
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness