Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

121. Knives 3/28/2012
122. A Reading 3/28/2012
123. In The Glass-Bottomed Boat 3/28/2012
124. Insomnia & Poetry 3/28/2012
125. Another Language 3/28/2012
126. At The Museum Of Natural History 3/28/2012
127. At The Edge Of The Body 3/28/2012
128. Blood & Honey 3/28/2012
129. For All Those Who Died 3/28/2012
130. Becoming A Nun 3/28/2012
131. Continental Divide 3/28/2012
132. Birthdays 3/28/2012
133. Alcestis On The Poetry Circuit 3/28/2012
134. Aura 3/28/2012
135. Books 3/28/2012
136. Because I Would Not Admit 3/28/2012
137. Depression In Early Spring 3/28/2012
138. The Central Passion 3/28/2012
139. The Artist As An Old Man 1/3/2003
140. Narcissus, Photographer 1/3/2003
141. The Poet Fears Failure 1/3/2003
142. For An Earth-Landing 1/3/2003
143. Henry James In The Heart Of The City 1/3/2003
144. Baby Witch 3/28/2012
145. Colder 1/3/2003
146. To My Brother Poet, Seeking Peace 1/3/2003
147. Autobiographical 1/3/2003
148. Middle Aged Lovers, Ii 1/3/2003
149. January In New York 3/28/2012
150. To Whom It May Concern 1/3/2003
151. People Who Live 1/3/2003
152. The End Of The World 1/3/2003
153. Ordinary Miracles 1/3/2003
154. Parable Of The Four-Poster 1/3/2003
155. Dear Colette 1/3/2003
156. Autumn Perspective 1/3/2003
157. Smoke 1/3/2003
158. We Learned 1/3/2003
159. The Poem Cat 1/3/2003
160. Flying At Forty 1/3/2003

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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