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

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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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