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The Resource Scriptorium : poems, Melissa Range

Scriptorium : poems, Melissa Range

Label
Scriptorium : poems
Title
Scriptorium
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Range
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The poems in Scriptorium are primarily concerned with questions of religious authority. The medieval scriptorium, the central image of the collection, stands for that authority but also for its subversion; it is both a place where religious ideas are codified in writing and a place where an individual scribe might, with a sly movement of the pen, express unorthodox religious thoughts and experiences. In addition to exploring the ways language is used, or abused, to claim religious authority, Scriptorium also addresses the authority of the vernacular in various time periods and places, particularly in the Appalachian slang of the author's East Tennessee upbringing. Throughout Scriptorium, the historical mingles with the personal: poems about medieval art, theology, and verse share space with poems that chronicle personal struggles with faith and doubt,"--Amazon.com
Member of
Awards note
A National Poetry series winner.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Range, Melissa
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.A646
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
National poetry series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
Scriptorium : poems, Melissa Range
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Selected and with a foreword by Tracy K. Smith"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Verdigris -- Labyrinth, Chartres -- Ashburnham -- A Skiff of Snow -- Orpiment -- Negative Theology -- Kermes Red -- Flat as a Flitter -- Navajo Code Talkers, WWII -- Tyrian Purple -- Pigs (see Swine) -- Ofermod -- Lampblack -- Fortunes of Men -- Nicodemus Makes an Analysis -- Biblia Pauperum -- Minium -- Anagram: See a Gray Pine -- Solidus of the Empress Irene, AD 797-802 -- Incarnational Theology -- Woad -- Hit -- Vernacular Theology: Mechthild of Magdeburg -- To Swan -- Ultramarine -- Crooked as a Dog's Hind Leg -- All Creation Wept -- The Giants' Sword Melts -- Gold LEaf -- Cento: Natural Theology -- Regionalism -- Scriptorium -- Shell White
Control code
1780851
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 78 pages
Isbn
9780807094440
Lccn
2015049944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807094440
  • (OCoLC)936143655
Label
Scriptorium : poems, Melissa Range
Publication
Note
"Selected and with a foreword by Tracy K. Smith"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Verdigris -- Labyrinth, Chartres -- Ashburnham -- A Skiff of Snow -- Orpiment -- Negative Theology -- Kermes Red -- Flat as a Flitter -- Navajo Code Talkers, WWII -- Tyrian Purple -- Pigs (see Swine) -- Ofermod -- Lampblack -- Fortunes of Men -- Nicodemus Makes an Analysis -- Biblia Pauperum -- Minium -- Anagram: See a Gray Pine -- Solidus of the Empress Irene, AD 797-802 -- Incarnational Theology -- Woad -- Hit -- Vernacular Theology: Mechthild of Magdeburg -- To Swan -- Ultramarine -- Crooked as a Dog's Hind Leg -- All Creation Wept -- The Giants' Sword Melts -- Gold LEaf -- Cento: Natural Theology -- Regionalism -- Scriptorium -- Shell White
Control code
1780851
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 78 pages
Isbn
9780807094440
Lccn
2015049944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807094440
  • (OCoLC)936143655

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