Kitchen Heat: Poems Ava Leavell Haymon

ISBN: 9780807131725

Published: August 7th 2006

Paperback

108 pages


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Kitchen Heat: Poems  by  Ava Leavell Haymon

Kitchen Heat: Poems by Ava Leavell Haymon
August 7th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 108 pages | ISBN: 9780807131725 | 6.37 Mb

Kitchen Heat records in womans language the charm and bite of domestic life. Ava Leavell Haymons poems form a collection of Household Tales, unswerving and unsentimental, serving up the strenuous intimacies, children, meals, pets, roused memories,MoreKitchen Heat records in womans language the charm and bite of domestic life.

Ava Leavell Haymons poems form a collection of Household Tales, unswerving and unsentimental, serving up the strenuous intimacies, children, meals, pets, roused memories, outrages, and solaces of marriage and family.Some of the poems are comic, such as Conjugal Love Poem, about a wife who resists giving her husband the pity he seeks when complaining about a cold.

Others find myth and fairy tale lived out in contemporary setting, with ironic result. Others rename the cast of characters: husband and wife become rhinoceros and ox- a carpool driver, the ominous figure Denmother.An elderly female is Old Grandmother, who creates time and granddaughters from oyster stew. The humidity of Deep South summers and steam from Louisiana recipes contribute to a simmering language, out of which people and images emerge and into which they dissolve again.Denmother went to college in the 60s,could pin your ears back at a cocktail party.Her laugh had an edge to it,and her yard was always cut.She grew twisted herbs in the flower beds,hid them like weeks among dumpy marigolds.The wolfsbane killed the pansiesbefore they bloomed much.Shed look at you real straight and talkabout nuclear power plants or abortion.

At homealone she boiled red potatoes all nightto make the primitive starch that holds up the clouds.-- Denmothers Conversation



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