Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

1. A Bespectacled Artist Called Lear 2/3/2015
2. A Reading 3/28/2012
3. After The Earthquake 1/3/2003
4. Alcestis On The Poetry Circuit 3/28/2012
5. Another Language 3/28/2012
6. Anti-Conception 3/28/2012
7. Anti-Matter 3/28/2012
8. At The Edge Of The Body 3/28/2012
9. At The Museum Of Natural History 3/28/2012
10. Aura 3/28/2012
11. Autobiographical 1/3/2003
12. Autumn Perspective 1/3/2003
13. Baby Witch 3/28/2012
14. Beast, Book, Body 1/3/2003
15. Because I Would Not Admit 3/28/2012
16. Becoming A Nun 3/28/2012
17. Birthdays 3/28/2012
18. Blood & Honey 3/28/2012
19. Books 3/28/2012
20. By Train From Berlin 3/28/2012
21. Catching Up 3/28/2012
22. Cheever's People 3/28/2012
23. Climbing You 1/3/2003
24. Colder 1/3/2003
25. Continental Divide 3/28/2012
26. Dear Anne Sexton 3/28/2012
27. Dear Colette 1/3/2003
28. Dear Keats 3/28/2012
29. Dearest Man-In-The-Moon 3/28/2012
30. Demeter At Dusk 3/28/2012
31. Depression In Early Spring 3/28/2012
32. Driving Me Away 3/28/2012
33. Egyptology 3/28/2012
34. Empty 3/28/2012
35. Eveningsong At Bellosguardo 3/28/2012
36. Flight To Catalina 3/28/2012
37. Flying At Forty 1/3/2003
38. For All Those Who Died 3/28/2012
39. For An Earth-Landing 1/3/2003
40. For Claudia, Against Narrowness 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

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 ...

Read the full of After The Earthquake

We Learned

The decorum of fire...
-- Pablo Neruda

We learned the decorum of fire,
the flame's curious symmetry,
the blue heat at the center of the thighs,
the flickering red of the hips,
& the tallow gold of the breasts
lit from within

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