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From the Open Sea: Body and Lyric in the Poetry of Jane Cooper

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Ali examines the body and lyric in the poetry of Jane Cooper. He contends that Cooper held the mortal moment--the moment of the body's failure--as close as she held the breath in the heart of her poems. Furthermore, he asserts that in between Cooper's poems' lines was that pause of silence between one thing and another, a moment that acknowledged bodies' separation from one another, the compassion they owed one another as mortal objects.

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