Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

1. The Artist As An Old Man 1/3/2003
2. Narcissus, Photographer 1/3/2003
3. Anti-Conception 3/28/2012
4. Anti-Matter 3/28/2012
5. The Book With Four Backs 3/28/2012
6. The Buddha In The Womb 3/28/2012
7. By Train From Berlin 3/28/2012
8. The Catch 3/28/2012
9. Catching Up 3/28/2012
10. The Central Passion 3/28/2012
11. Cheever's People 3/28/2012
12. The Cover Of The Book 3/28/2012
13. Dear Anne Sexton 3/28/2012
14. Dear Keats 3/28/2012
15. Driving Me Away 3/28/2012
16. The Ecological Apocalypse 3/28/2012
17. Egyptology 3/28/2012
18. Eveningsong At Bellosguardo 3/28/2012
19. Flight To Catalina 3/28/2012
20. For Howard Moss 3/28/2012
21. For Molly, Concerning God 3/28/2012
22. Gardener 3/28/2012
23. Here Comes 3/28/2012
24. His Silence 3/28/2012
25. If God Is A Dog 3/28/2012
26. Insomnia & Poetry 3/28/2012
27. The Death Of Goddesses 3/28/2012
28. The Keys 3/28/2012
29. Knives 3/28/2012
30. Her Broom, Or The Ride Of The Witch 3/28/2012
31. Letter To Myselves 3/28/2012
32. I Sleep With 3/28/2012
33. I Try To Keep 3/28/2012
34. The Long Tunnel Of Wanting You 3/28/2012
35. The Man Giving Birth In The Dark 3/28/2012
36. The Man Under The Bed 3/28/2012
37. Morning Madness 3/28/2012
38. Mute Marriages 3/28/2012
39. My Death 3/28/2012
40. Near The Black Forest 3/28/2012

Comments about Erica Jong

  • 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 ;)

  • 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 ;)

Best Poem of Erica Jong

Sunday Afternoons

I sit at home
at my desk alone
as I used to do
on many sunday afternoons
when you came back to me,
your arms ached for me,
and your arms would close me in
though they smelled of other women.

I think of you
on Sunday afternoons.

Your sweet head would bow,
like a child somehow,
down to me -
and your hair and your eyes were wild.

We would embrace on the floor-
You see my back´s still sore.
You knew how easily I bruised,
It´s a soreness I would never lose.

I think of you
on Sunday afternoons.

Read the full of Sunday Afternoons

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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