Bending the Arch
106 Pages
English

Bending the Arch

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106 Pages
English

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In answer to Seamus Heaney's Station Island and Pablo Neruda's The Heights of Machu Picchu, Berger unmasks the worldview of westward expansion from architect Eero Saarinen's arch in St. Louis to the Golden Gate in a way that subtly and mystically taps the unconsciousness of the intended audience. When she writes "We never entered the West on bended knee," the impurity of language used in this epic creates tension between discourses and creates a charge or pressure on each sentence that pushes the reader toward declaring an allegiance. Drawing on historical documents, the Latin Mass, and multivalent voices, Berger moves through the anguish of unintended consequences and leads the reader through the "ghost dance" of feeling to the powerful Pacific Ocean, which enters human consciousness like a dream. Entangled historical memory, climate crisis, and inverse expansionism compress into a spiritual reckoning to face the world to come.

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Bending the Arch
Bending the Arch Poems
RO SE M A R I E B E RG E R Fore word by D ana Gree ne
BENDîNg E ARC Pôéŝ
Cô © 2019 Rôŝé Màé Béé. A ŝ éŝéé. Eçé ô é qûôàôŝ  ççà ûçàôŝ ô ééŝ, ô à ô ŝ ôô à é éôûçé  à àé ôû ô é éŝŝô ô é ûŝé. Wé: Péŝŝôŝ, W à Sôç Pûŝéŝ, 199 W. 8 Aé., Sûé 3, Eûéé, OR 97401.
Réŝôûçé Pûçàôŝ A î ô W à Sôç Pûŝéŝ 199 W. 8 Aé., Sûé 3 Eûéé, OR 97401
.àŝôç.çô
paperback Isbn: 978-1-5326-6000-9 Hardcover Isbn: 978-1-5326-6001-6 ebook Isbn: 978-1-5326-6002-3
Màûàçûé  é U.S.A.
January 8, 2019
God builds and unbuilds Worlds; and who shall build up that Arch that was broke down at the Deluge? T B, 1691
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Foéwo by Daa Gééé | Péaçé | Açkowéémés |
Pôéçéŝ ô é Wàéŝé Côééàç |1
Côéŝŝôŝ ô à Wéŝà Eàŝôŝ |4 î. Càôà |4 îî. ôû Aéŝ |6 îîî. ôô Sàé |12 îV. gôé Sçàŝ |20 V. à Wàéŝ |26 Vî. hŝ Sé C |33 Vîî. Wéé C Béŝ |41 Vîîî. Môô àé |44 îX. Sà Uàé îŝàŝ |50
Nô û ôé  gô’ŝ Wàé |57 î. Côà Sàŝ |57 îî. Bôô Oé |58 îîî. Sôçé ô Môé |59 îV. Côàŝ, Màà |59 V. 144,000 |60 Vî. ô ô Bé à ôô |61 Vîî. ATé |63
Noés |65 Bboapy
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Waésé Dsçpésp: Réab Boéoa Fa a Paççé, Cé Méŝ, é. (Eûéé, OR: Càŝçàé Bôôŝ, 2016): “Pôéçéŝ ô é Wàéŝé Côééàç”
Bufao Sou, Samo Cy: Covésaos o Céao, La Jusçé, a Lé oé-é, Séé éçŝ é. (àŝôû, VA: éà, 2013): ôôŝ ô “Côéŝŝôŝ ô à Wéŝà Eàŝôŝ”
Eçé ô PURgAORîO  Dàé, àŝàé  W.S. Mé. àŝàô Cô © 2000 W.S. Mé, ûŝé  éŝŝô ô hé Wé Aéç C.
Eçéŝ ô “hé Sé C”  Pàô Néûà. Cô © hé Nôé ôû-àô, ûŝé  éŝŝô ô hé Nôé ôûàô.
Eçé ô “A Wô  é gàé” ôA Séé Gaçé Rô Jééà. Cô © 2004, ûŝé  éŝŝô ô W. B. Eéàŝ.
Eçé ô “îàô Sô (Yû)” ôHé Léaué o Caoa, Voumé  (Navé Améça Bés o 1945) Jàç çŝ (Eô), Jàéŝ D. ôûŝô (E-ô), Màé ô ŝô (Eô), A Yôû (Eô). Cô © Jàç çŝ, ûŝé  éŝŝô ô Jàç çŝ.
Eçé ô E AENEîD O VîRgî  V, àŝàé  Aé Màéàû. àŝàô Cô © 1982 Aé Màéàû, ûŝé  éŝŝô ô Péû Ràô ôûŝé.
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Foreword
One entersBendîng TheArchûé  ŝôû à . A ûûé ô ôçéŝ ŝôçàéŝ, ô à ôé çà ô: ôôé. hé ô ôé, “Côéŝŝôŝ ô à Wéŝà Eàŝôŝ,” ûŝéŝ à U àûàé Té û ô éôéŝ à çûûéŝ à ŝéà àçôŝŝ é à àçé. î éŝ  é çàéà çûé ô ŝéé, àçéç Eéô Sààé’ŝ ŝéé àç, û  Sà ôûŝ, ûàà ô é  Mŝŝŝŝ, çôŝûçé àŝ é àéà ô é Wéŝ, ŝô ô é çôqûé ô à à éôé à é éàzàô ô Aéçà’ŝ “Màéŝ Déŝ,” à 19-çéû éé à é éà-ŝô ô é Aéçà ôéé ôûôû é çôéŝ àŝ jûŝié, éàé, à é ôàé. hŝ ŝ à ôé ô àôà ŝô, ô é éé ô Aéçà’ŝ àç-çàé éôéŝ  Ué à Pàûé, Sôŝôé, Cééé, Pàéé, Pôô, à Cûàŝ,  éçé éàçàé Açàŝ, îŝ àŝ, à Céŝé à ôéŝ. î ŝ é ŝàà ô éçôûé ôéŝ ô lôô éŝ, ôû-àûé éà, ûŝ ôûàŝ. hé ŝŝ ô é àô àé à éé  ŝ éŝà çôôzàô à ôàô. hŝ éçôéŝ àçô ô é àûô’ŝ éŝôà ŝô à ô ôû çôôàé éàé. î ŝ ŝ ŝô ç ŝàéŝ ûŝ à ŝ ôû éàç. hé qûéŝô ôŝé  ŝ à ôéé ô ŝô à éôçàé ô ŝ éé ûà çéà  é ô ô à—ôé à ûà éŝ-éçà—çà ééé? “Côéŝŝôŝ ô à Wéŝà Eàŝôŝ” éŝ ô éié àŝé. Ràé  ôféŝ é jûàôŝô ô éé àûàéŝ à ûàŝ—éé, Sàŝ, éç, ûçà à  Cûàŝ, Pôô, Sôû—ôé ààŝ Aéçà’ŝ àôà àŝéŝŝôŝ. Sààé’ŝ àç, à ôûé ô àôà éàŝô ô Eûôé à é Eàŝ ô é Pàçiç à é Wéŝ, ŝ à àé ô û, àé ààŝ ŝ ŝô ô à à ààzàô. “Côéŝŝôŝ” ŝ à ûé, ûéé, ŝàôç ééŝŝô ç éôŝéŝ ŝ ŝô, à àŝ ŝûç ŝ éŝçé
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ô é ôŝ ô é çà ôé Jééà: “’îŝ ô  ô é àŝ à ié?’ ŝà é ô; ‘à é à àé à éàé é ôç  éçéŝ?’” Péàŝ ôû ôç ééŝ ô é ôé  éçéŝ. Cà ôéç à ô ŝ? éé é ŝô ô Aéçà’ŝ éôûŝ ôféçéŝ àé é  à àçûà ô ô Aéçà ŝûà, Càôç  ŝ ô, çààôà  ŝ çàôŝ. éé ŝ ôé  ûà àŝç çéà. Wé à à ô àŝôé ûŝ,  çà ôôé à ààé ûŝ àŝ à àô à àŝ éŝôŝ. Wé àé ééŝé  é Aéçà ŝ, é Aéçà ôééŝŝ; é é . A  ŝ ôû ô ô çôé àé ô ŝ éà à ô ééé , àé  ôé, ô éŝçûé ûŝ ô é àŝ ç àŝ àé ûŝ ô é àé.Bé é Açŝ à àç ô ééé é àŝ ô é ŝàé ô é ûûé.
Dàà gééé Daa Gééé s éa éméa o Oxo Coéé o Emoy Uvésy a auo o boapés o Evéy Ué, Masé Wa, Désé Lévéov, a Ezabé Jés. Sé wés équéy o éNàôà Càôç Réôé.