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ISBN: 9781925581430
82 pp
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Dark Matter: New Poems
Robin Morgan

I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher my tricks—
safe I can never see through me.
The Magician and The Magician's Assistant--
I‘ve been both for so long . . .
from here on in, all that’s left is the magic.


In this major new book of poems, her seventh, Robin Morgan rewards us with the award-winning mastery we've come to expect from her poetry.  Her gaze is unflinching, her craft sharp, her mature voice rich with wry wit, survived pain, and her signature chord: an indomitable celebration of life.  This powerful collection contains the now-famous poems Morgan reads in her TED Talk--viewed online more than a million times and translated into 24 languages. Dark Matter is an unforgettable book.
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Table of Contents
I. Doing the Blood Work
The Magician and the Magician’s Assistant
Barbarina’s Cavatina
Doing the Blood Work
1. The Inheritance
2. Not by Halves
The Fossil of A Young Woman
Ice Dancing
The Contortionists
Kigali, 1994
Compass

II. The New Old Woman
The New Old Woman
Hunger
Bioluminescence
Transmitting Gravity
Giants at the Corner Table 
Needlework
Meteor Shower
Final Proof

III. Grey Matter
No Signs of Struggle
Grey Matter
1. Movement Disorder
2. On Donating My Brain to Science
3. Images
Uniquely Human
Looking on the Bright Side
At the Edge of a Wheatfield
The Ghost Light
Bodily Know

IV. Dark Matter
A Worm of Robins
The Young Artists at Rockwood Music Hall
Trying to Write a Poem at the Very Last Minute
The Excavation
Disclosure
Reading the Bones
This Dark Hour
Disappear
Out Now
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