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Author Ackerman, Diane, 1948-

Title Origami bridges : poems of psychoanalysis and fire / Diane Ackerman.

Publication Info. New York : HarperCollins, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  811.54 ACKERMAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  811 AC571O    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  811.54 AC5O    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  811.54 ACK    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  811.54 ACKERMAN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 147 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Note to readers -- Alchemy of mind -- Heart's asylum -- Another form of midnight -- Beginning to end.
Summary In this collection, Diane Ackerman, with astonishing candor, lays bare her desires, anger, jealousy, fears, and anxiety as she probes not only her psychic landscape but also her past. And what gradually rises to the surface is an understanding of how the poet uses verse to purge her demons, express her delight, or confess secret longing, and through this process come to a better understanding of the self. The author of twenty celebrated books of poetry and nonfiction, Diane Ackerman offers a new collection of masterfully crafted poems with an unusual focus. At the heart of Origami Bridges is the delicate relationship of trust between analyst and patient, a relationship that grows out of the emotional give-and-take of the psychoanalytic process. Ackerman's energy and passion are everywhere in evidence, and "she makes the task of putting words to the wordless seem effortless" [Manchester Journal]. Exuberant, lyrical, these are deeply felt poems about life and one of its most important relationships. This collection is Diane Ackerman at the height of her powers as a poet.
Subject Psychotherapist and patient -- Poetry.
Psychoanalysis -- Poetry.
Psychology -- Poetry.
ISBN 0060199881 alkaline paper
Standard No. 9780060199883
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