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Lie Awake Lake
Beckian Fritz Goldberg



FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin
2005 • 88 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-25-9



Winner of the 2004 FIELD Poetry Prize, this most recent collection of poet Beckian Fritz Goldberg is a wry, elegant series of meditations on mortality and the body. Her poems are “breathtakingly beautiful and resolute in their conviction that words matter, especially in the fact of randomness and moral collapse.” (Bruce Weigl)

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"Lie Awake Lake is made out of a brilliance of thought, of heart, and of language that we find only in the truest poetry. This fierce homage to the body and to the spirit reminds me of Ettie Hillesum's letters from the transit camp at Westerbork in the Netherlands in 1942-43; it is as relentless and unmediated as if it was letters or diaries, but it is song--come to give us human animals pleasure and to help us endure."—Jean Valentine

From the Book:

Flying In

Here I am, the last
place on earth...

The city has everything. It has

more windows
with more lights on
in them

than any
homecoming.

Father,
you’re the far away lake

the far away lake

the lie awake lake.



BECKIAN FRITZ GOLDBERG'S most recent collection of poems is Reliquary Fever: New & Selected Poems (New Issues, 2010). She teaches in the MFA program at Arizona State University.



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