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This substantial anthology charts the development of this influential journal decade by decade, making clear that although it has close ties to a particular region, it has consistently maintained a national scope, publishing poets from all over the United States. SPR’s goal has been to celebrate the poem above all, so although there are poems by major poets here, there are many gems by less famous, perhaps even obscure, writers too. Here are 183 poems by nearly as many poets, from A. R. Ammons, Kathryn Stripling Byer, James Dickey, Mark Doty, Claudia Emerson, David Ignatow, and Carolyn Kizer to Ted Kooser, Maxine Kumin, Denise Levertov, Howard Nemerov, Sharon Olds, Linda Pastan, and Charles Wright.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. The Late 1950s and the 1960s
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  1. Praise to be Eve
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  1. The Falls
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  1. For Jake Flickner
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  1. Edgar's Story; Desecrations on a Theme
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Tilghman Point
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  1. Lady of Leisure
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  1. The Attic, The House; The Risk
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  1. Cavafy
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  1. Arches and Shadows
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  1. Clearing Away
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  1. A Night Song for Anne Jones
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  1. Periphery
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  1. High Country
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  1. Office Girls; Deliveries from Viet Nam
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  1. King Francis and the Maid
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  1. To My Children, Fearing for Them
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  1. Two Old People
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  1. The Sons
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  1. The Comet
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  1. The Warehouse Chute
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  1. Goat & Boy
  2. p. 32
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  1. A Question of Identity
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  1. Yvor Winters
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  1. Language of Flowers
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  1. A Family Romance
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  1. 2. The 1970s
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  1. The Flying Change; The Muse Once More
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  1. Heights, Depths, Silence, Unceasing Sound of the Surf
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  1. How America Came to the Mountains
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  1. Letter to Borges
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  1. The New Dolores Leather Bar; Adding Rattles
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  1. 6 Lines for Chi K'ang; November; Venetian Spring
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  1. The Domesticians
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  1. Dawn Wind Unlocks the River Sky
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  1. Trainer's Temper Bars Him from His Beloved Elephants
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  1. My Father's Friends
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  1. Drift
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  1. Seeds
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  1. Vertigo
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  1. Out of the Sea, at Hatteras
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  1. Without Guilt, the Rural Carrier Reads a Postcard
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  1. Understanding; Cool
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  1. He Makes a House Call
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  1. How It Passes
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  1. The Summer
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  1. York Harbor Morning
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  1. The Rider
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  1. Creation Myth
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  1. Two Untitled Poems
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  1. Hogpen; Plankroad
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  1. St. Louis Pencil Salesman Blues
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  1. Lines After Larkin: The Pornographic Movie
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  1. Drought
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  1. Getting Experience;
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  1. Yom Kippur
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  1. Snow Log
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  1. Another Sentimental Journey
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  1. There Was a Song; In the Restaurant
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  1. A Couple, A Domestic Interior
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  1. Murder
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  1. Crazy Tuttle
  2. p. 97
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  1. L'Histoire
  2. p. 98
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  1. The Birthday
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  1. Don't Leave Hungry
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  1. Mother Talking in the Porch Swing
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  1. 3. The 1980s
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  1. The Poet Visits Egypt and Israel
  2. pp. 106-111
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  1. Refuge
  2. p. 112
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  1. Mary Mihalik
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  1. Loss of Power
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  1. Shrine
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  1. Solstice
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  1. Pure Jesus, Early Morning Shift
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  1. The Rest
  2. p. 120
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  1. A Tumbleweed from Texas
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  1. Burials
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  1. Umpire
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  1. Summer Darkness
  2. p. 126
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  1. Taking Stock of Feelings
  2. p. 127
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  1. The Defiance of Heroes
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  1. Chipped Tooth
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  1. A Wreath of Stars: Symsonia, Kentucky, 1914
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  1. New South
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  1. Daddy-long-legs
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  1. Somewhere: How Can We Leave It Now?
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  1. La Tristeza
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  1. The Shadow
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  1. Grass
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  1. For the Woman in Her Station Wagon Weeping at a Red Light
  2. pp. 142-143
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  1. Last Sunday in October
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  1. Spider Eggs
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  1. Tree of Babel
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  1. Sonnets for a Diabetic
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  1. There Was a Place We Could Have Met
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  1. It Begins
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  1. Off
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  1. Helen Approaching
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  1. Garbage
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  1. Jericho's
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  1. Running Again in Hollywood Cemetery
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  1. Bonsai
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  1. Forever Mountain
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  1. Carp
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  1. 4. The 1990s
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  1. Against Healing
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  1. Paleolithic
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  1. Georgic: For My Friends Who Never Find Any
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  1. Los Alamos
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  1. It seems to her now
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  1. After
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  1. Living Mysteries
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  1. Mammogram
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  1. The Weight of Knowledge
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  1. Psychic Healers
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  1. Desire
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  1. Glass House
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  1. The Word
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  1. Webs (I)
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  1. Making Love at the Budget Host Motel
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  1. Coming into the River Parishes
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  1. The Silence We Cannot Imagine
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  1. Somewhere in a House Where You Are Not
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  1. A Legacy
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  1. Passion Week, 1966
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  1. The Trouble Now
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  1. Mounding Potatoes
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  1. Singing Hymns to Go to Sleep
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  1. Preserves
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  1. Words for the Body
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  1. Permission
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  1. First Kiss
  2. pp. 219-220
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  1. To Write the New Yorker Poem
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  1. Hard Water
  2. p. 223
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  1. Body and Soul
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. Laying Out the Dead
  2. pp. 228-229
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  1. Not Counting the Men
  2. pp. 230-231
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  1. Finishing the Puzzle
  2. pp. 232-233
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  1. Did You Know I Love You
  2. pp. 234-235
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  1. Crossing the Border
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  1. Paying the Anesthesiologist
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  1. American Insomnia
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  1. 5. The 2000s
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  1. Anyways
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  1. Walk
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  1. Being, 1
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  1. New York Postcard Sonnets
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  1. Mose Whipple Says Good-Bye
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  1. Ode
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  1. Last Time,
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  1. Were We Speaking, Had You Asked
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  1. For Tityrus
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  1. Let's Drink Now
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  1. At Kellogg's Landing
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  1. "Gowned Waiting"
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  1. A Note on Rejection
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  1. On the First Day of Middle School, My Daughter Walks into a Cloud
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  1. Hazmat
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  1. For Okra
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  1. Plenty to Go
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  1. Calf-Bearer
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  1. Names of Small Fish
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  1. In the Garden
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  1. Doll House
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  1. Drought
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  1. Matins
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  1. Mysteries
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  1. The Sympathy of Dust
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  1. Richland Dock, 1956
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  1. The Sum Total
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  1. Hearth
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  1. Profile of a Young Woman
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  1. Getting to Know You
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  1. Thorn
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  1. Thought Upon Waking
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  1. Pine Tree, Mountain
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  1. Deep-running
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  1. Hymn of Invitation
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  1. Philip Sleeping
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  1. Golden Gate
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  1. Shovel
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  1. Libretto for Insomia
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  1. At Twenty-Eight
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  1. Someone Naked and Adorable
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  1. The Names of Birds
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  1. Trillium
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  1. At a Loss; Toll
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  1. Retriever
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  1. Door
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Author Index
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  1. Title Index
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  1. Appendix
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