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The Branch Will Not Break
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A new poetry book from a Pulitzer Prize winning poet.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. AS I STEP OVER A PUDDLE AT THE END OF WINTER, I THINK OF AN ANCIENT CHINESE GOVERNOR
  2. p. 11
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  1. GOODBYE TO THE POETRY OF CALCIUM
  2. p. 12
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  1. IN FEAR OF HARVESTS
  2. p. 13
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  1. THREE STANZAS FROM GOETHE
  2. p. 14
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  1. AUTUMN BEGINS IN MARTINS FERRY, OHIO
  2. p. 15
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  1. LYING IN A HAMMOCK AT WILLIAM DUFFY'S FARM IN PINE ISLAND, MINNESOTA
  2. p. 16
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  1. THE JEWEL
  2. p. 17
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  1. IN THE FACE OF HATRED
  2. p. 18
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  1. FEAR IS WHAT QUICKENS ME
  2. p. 19
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  1. A MESSAGE HIDDEN IN AN EMPTY WINE BOTTLE THAT I THREW INTO A GULLY OF MAPLE TREES ONE NIGHT AT AN INDECENT HOUR
  2. p. 20
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  1. STAGES ON A JOURNEY WESTWARD
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. HOW MY FEVER LEFT
  2. p. 23
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  1. MINERS
  2. p. 24
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  1. IN OHIO
  2. p. 25
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  1. TWO POEMS ABOUT PRESIDENT HARDING
  2. pp. 26-28
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  1. EISENHOWER'S VISIT TO FRANCO, 1959
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. IN MEMORY OF A SPANISH POET
  2. p. 31
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  1. THE UNDERMINING OF THE DEFENSE ECONOMY
  2. p. 32
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  1. TWILIGHTS
  2. p. 33
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  1. TWO HANGOVERS
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. DEPRESSED BY A BOOK OF BAD POETRY, I WALK TOWARD AN UNUSED PASTURE AND INVITE THE INSECTS TO JOIN ME
  2. p. 36
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  1. TWO HORSES PLAYING IN THE ORCHARD
  2. p. 37
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  1. BY A LAKE IN MINNESOTA
  2. p. 38
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  1. BEGINNING
  2. p. 39
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  1. FROM A BUS WINDOW IN CENTRAL OHIO, JUST BEFORE A THUNDER SHOWER
  2. p. 40
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  1. MARCH
  2. p. 41
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  1. TRYING TO PRAY
  2. p. 42
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  1. TWO SPRING CHARMS
  2. p. 43
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  1. SPRING IMAGES
  2. p. 44
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  1. ARRIVING IN THE COUNTRY AGAIN
  2. p. 45
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  1. IN THE COLD HOUSE
  2. p. 46
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  1. SNOWSTORM IN THE MIDWEST
  2. p. 47
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  1. HAVING LOST MY SONS, I CONFRONT THE WRECKAGE OF THE MOON: CHRISTMAS, 1960
  2. pp. 48-49
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  1. AMERICAN WEDDING
  2. p. 50
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  1. A PRAYER TO ESCAPE FROM THE MARKET PLACE
  2. p. 51
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  1. RAIN
  2. p. 52
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  1. TODAY I WAS HAPPY, SO I MADE THIS POEM
  2. p. 53
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  1. MARY BLY
  2. p. 54
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  1. TO THE EVENING STAR: CENTRAL MINNESOTA
  2. p. 55
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  1. I WAS AFRAID OF DYING
  2. p. 56
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  1. A BLESSING
  2. p. 57
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  1. MILKWEED
  2. p. 58
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  1. A DREAM OF BURIAL
  2. p. 59
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