The Undancing of the Torpedo Shape, 1984
The undancing of the torpedo shape
Museum purchase 33.58.2
painted wood, wire and sheet metal
When did you accomplish this
this plexiglass-angled space?
How did you get him in there
lure him with an afterlife?
He hardly fits.
You've taken away his sky and given
invisible flat air--
Calder taps against the roof, hard.
Vast Self-crippling Sea
Vast self-crippling sea
Invents its own forbidding shore, and hobbles on
in its helpless wash
bumping drop against another:
Lip coils from lip
foams, spews saliva, folds in on itself like some
convulses, and dies.
Christine Haverington has a bachelor’s degree in English from Williams
College and a doctorate in English literature from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a certificate in Teaching English as a
Foreign Language from the University of Toronto. She teaches ancient
and contemporary literature, writing, and academic and social ESL. She
has published books and articles and delivered papers on a variety of
topics including Chaucerian Tragedy; Post-Jungian feminist archetypal
theory; medieval mystics; radical naturalist literary theory; Sophoclean
irony; environmental college writing; and medievalist Fantasy and
Science Fiction. She has also published poetry and a book of local
history. Her current teaching practice is grounded in non-violent
communication and transcultural pedagogical theory. Christine, her
partner, sculptor Stephen Federico, and their spaniel Charlie reside on
Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. firstname.lastname@example.org