Works and DaysPaperback - 2016
Part springtime journal ("why are there thorns?"), Works and Days meditates on the first wasps and chipmunks of the season, times' passage, grackle hearts, and dandelions, while also collecting dozens of poems considering the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas Browne, "Go Away" welcome mats, books, floods ("never of dollar money"), the invention of words, local politics, friendships, property development, dogs, and Hesiod. Every page delights. As the poet herself notes: "My name is Bernadette Mayer, sometimes / I am at the head of my class."
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: PS3563.A952 A6 2016
Characteristics: 116 pages ; 23 cm