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Hostage
New & Selected Poems
Emily Fragos




Sheep Meadow
2011 • 116 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"
Poetry

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-931357-93-7



Fragos’s poetry is hostage to nothing but her unique voice

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“Emily Fragos is a thin-skinned, tough-minded poet of this world. Her sensual sensibility is unrestrained by conventional perceptual grids. Her poems take us by surprise. . . . Fragos’s trust in language is fruitful, and justified. No word she writes is an advertisement for herself. The out-going empathy which moves her now and then even allows her moments in which persons, acts, things, and self are poised as if reconciled. We are enlarged by her resonant verbal imagination.”—Marie Ponsot, Boston Review

From the Book:

Kyrie

The goal posts are off-kilter and the moon slides into my shoes.
I could disappear into the night like a hitcher,
Firebird of cinders,
Lost dogs, rising from their urine-soaked bedding
To await their human names.

In the dark cells, Beato Angelico’s angels stream,
Spirals of pure solace, iodine weavings;
And the shining bodies draped in cloth,
Hands and feet are missing, are
Feeling the dance in their mouths.



EMILY FRAGOS is an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing at NYU and Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and The Paris Review. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Little Savage and editor of the anthologies The Great Cat, The Dance, and Music’s Spell. She lives in New York City.



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