Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

1. A Bespectacled Artist Called Lear 2/3/2015
2. You Operate 3/28/2012
3. The Woman Of It 3/28/2012
4. To X. (With Ephemeral Kisses) 3/28/2012
5. What You Need To Be A Writer 3/28/2012
6. The Book With Four Backs 3/28/2012
7. The Buddha In The Womb 3/28/2012
8. The Cover Of The Book 3/28/2012
9. The Ecological Apocalypse 3/28/2012
10. For Howard Moss 3/28/2012
11. His Silence 3/28/2012
12. I Sleep With 3/28/2012
13. The Keys 3/28/2012
14. Her Broom, Or The Ride Of The Witch 3/28/2012
15. The Long Tunnel Of Wanting You 3/28/2012
16. The Man Under The Bed 3/28/2012
17. Mute Marriages 3/28/2012
18. Morning Madness 3/28/2012
19. On Reading A Vast Anthology 3/28/2012
20. The Other Side Of The Page 3/28/2012
21. Playing With The Boys 3/28/2012
22. Poem For Molly's Fortieth Birthday 3/28/2012
23. Poem To Kabir 3/28/2012
24. The Perfect Poet 3/28/2012
25. The Poet As A Feeler Of Pain 3/28/2012
26. Regret For Mimi Bailin 3/28/2012
27. Sailing Home 3/28/2012
28. Self-Portrait In Shoulder Stand 3/28/2012
29. She Leaps 3/28/2012
30. Statue 3/28/2012
31. Time Leak 3/28/2012
32. To James Boswell In London 3/28/2012
33. To Jon In October 3/28/2012
34. To Pablo Neruda 3/28/2012
35. Student Revolution 3/28/2012
36. Sunjuice 3/28/2012
37. Sexual Soup 3/28/2012
38. The Sheets 3/28/2012
39. Self-Portrait 3/28/2012
40. On The Avenue 3/28/2012

Comments about Erica Jong

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/16/2019 12:40:00 PM)

    Great thinker and fantastic quote:
    ''Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.''

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  • Elinoar rozen (1/18/2018 11:20:00 PM)

    Looking for the poem Cornucopia by Erica jong

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  • Mariessa Retuya Mariessa Retuya (9/16/2012 10:25:00 AM)

    Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)

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  • Mariessa Retuya Mariessa Retuya (9/16/2012 10:23:00 AM)

    Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)

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Best Poem of Erica Jong

After The Earthquake

After the first astounding rush,
after the weeks at the lake,
the crystal, the clouds, the water lapping the rocks,
the snow breaking under our boots like skin,
& the long mornings in bed. . .

After the tangos in the kitchen,
& our eyes fixed on each other at dinner,
as if we would eat with our lids,
as if we would swallow each other. . .

I find you still
here beside me in bed,
(while my pen scratches the pad
& your skin glows as you read)
& my whole life so mellowed & changed

that at times I cannot remember
the crimp in my heart that ...

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The Poet Fears Failure

The poet fears failure
& so she says
"Hold on pen--
what if the critics
hate me?"
& with that question
she blots out more lines
than any critic could.

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