Treasure Island

Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Poems of Erica Jong

1. A Reading 3/28/2012
2. After the Earthquake 1/3/2003
3. Alcestis on the Poetry Circuit 3/28/2012
4. Another Language 3/28/2012
5. Anti-Conception 3/28/2012
6. Anti-Matter 3/28/2012
7. At The Edge Of The Body 3/28/2012
8. At the Museum of Natural History 3/28/2012
9. Aura 3/28/2012
10. Autobiographical 1/3/2003
11. Autumn Perspective 1/3/2003
12. Baby Witch 3/28/2012
13. Beast, Book, Body 1/3/2003
14. Because I Would Not Admit 3/28/2012
15. Becoming a Nun 3/28/2012
16. Birthdays 3/28/2012
17. Blood & Honey 3/28/2012
18. Books 3/28/2012
19. By Train from Berlin 3/28/2012
20. Catching Up 3/28/2012

The Artist as an Old Man

If you ask him he will talk for hours--
how at fourteen he hammered signs, fingers
raw with cold, and later painted bowers
in ladies' boudoirs; how he played checkers
for two weeks in jail, and lived on dark bread;
how he fled the border to a country
which disappeared wars ago; unfriended
crossed a continent while this century
began. He seldom speaks of painting now.

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