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Poetry in America

Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Publication Year: 2011

Poetry in America offers lyric and narrative poems that function like works of social realism for our times: hard times, wartime, divorce, times of downturn and dissipated resources.

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press

Series: Pitt Poetry Series

Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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I.

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pp. 1-2

Double the Digits

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pp. 3-4

Landscape with Desire

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pp. 5-5

Bat Boy, Break a Leg

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pp. 6-7

Wild

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pp. 8-9

On an Oregon Mountain I Remember the Hebrew Mystics

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pp. 10-10

Garlic

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pp. 11-11

English 213: Introduction to Poetry Writing

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pp. 12-13

’78 Chevy

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pp. 14-14

Gravity Hill

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pp. 15-15

Letter to Dad from New Danville, PA

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pp. 16-16

Nights Like This

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pp. 17-17

Gettysburg, 1996

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pp. 18-18

Winter Riff

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pp. 19-19

Sometimes It’s Easy to Know What I Want

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pp. 20-20

Poetry in America

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pp. 21-22

II.

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pp. 23-24

The Baby Screaming in the Backseat

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pp. 25-25

After Birth, a Conversation with Myself

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pp. 26-26

Mother with Toddler in Wartime

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pp. 27-27

The Materiality of Language at Lincoln

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pp. 28-28

This Side of Paradise

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pp. 29-30

Swallows over Bellefonte

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pp. 31-31

Veterans Day, Greene County, PA , 2004

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pp. 32-33

The Day

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pp. 34-34

Francis, the Wolf, a War, and Terror

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pp. 35-35

Cardio-kickboxing in a Town of 6,000

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pp. 36-38

Gerard Manley Hopkins on the 6 Train

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pp. 39-40

September’s End

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pp. 41-41

Years from Now When You Are Weary

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pp. 42-44

III.

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pp. 45-46

Hen

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pp. 47-47

Westmoreland

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pp. 48-49

Tissue Balloon

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pp. 50-50

Mrs. Bailey Turns Up for a Poetry Reading at Hemingway’s Café in Pittsburgh

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pp. 51-51

Across from Jay’s Book Stall in Pittsburgh

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pp. 52-52

Memorial Day, 1972

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pp. 53-53

Feast of the Epiphany

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pp. 54-54

Elegy Against ——,Ten Years Later

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pp. 55-56

The Girl in the Backseat Returns to Pittsburgh

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pp. 57-58

The Beauty Line

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pp. 59-61

Return to Bern

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pp. 62-63

Oral Tradition

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pp. 64-64

Rachel on the Threshing Floor

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pp. 65-72

Summer of the 17-Year Cicada

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pp. 73-74

Yehuda Amichai in Late November

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pp. 75-75

Hens and Chicks

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pp. 76-76

Notes

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pp. 77-78

Acknowledgments

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pp. 79-80


E-ISBN-13: 9780822978329
E-ISBN-10: 0822978326
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822961567
Print-ISBN-10: 0822961563

Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 2011

Series Title: Pitt Poetry Series
Series Editor Byline: Ed Ochester See more Books in this Series

OCLC Number: 865578381
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