In this Book

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For over three decades, James Dickey has been one of the nation’s most important poets and a prominent man of letters. The Whole Motion collects his poetic oeuvre into a single volume: 235 poems from his first book, Into the Stone (1960), to The Eagle’s Mile (1990), along with previously uncollected poems and unpublished “apprentice” works.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xvi
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  1. Summons
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. The Place of the Skull
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  1. The Baggage King
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  1. Patience: In the Mill
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. The Liberator Explodes
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. The Place of the Skull
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Obstructions
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  1. The Confrontation of the Hero
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. The Courtship
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Peacetime: Seeking the Chosen
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  1. A Morning
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  1. Drifting
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  1. Adam in Winter
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. Lazarus to the Assembled
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  1. Paestum
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  1. Via Appia
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  1. Wall and Cloud
  2. p. 25
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  1. The Rafters
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  1. The Sprinter at Forty
  2. pp. 27-29
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  1. Walking the Fire Line
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  1. Seeking the Chosen
  2. pp. 30-31
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  1. The Angel of the Maze
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  1. Blowgun and Rattlesnake
  2. pp. 36-38
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  1. At the Home for Unwed Mothers
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  1. Reading Genesis to a Blind Child
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  1. HOMAGES
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  1. Walter Armistead
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  1. For Richard Wilbur
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  1. For Robert Bhain Campbell
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  1. Into the Stone
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. Sleeping Out at Easter
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  1. The Underground Stream
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  1. The String
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  1. The vegetable king
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  1. The Enclosure
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  1. The Jewel
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  1. The Performance
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  1. The wedding
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  1. The Other
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  1. Trees and Cattle
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  1. Walking on Water
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  1. Awaiting the Swimmer
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  1. On the Hill Below the Lighthouse
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  1. Near Darien
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  1. Into the Stone
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  1. Drowning with Others
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  1. PART ONE
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  1. The Lifeguard
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  1. Listening to Foxhounds
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  1. A Dog Sleeping on My Feet
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  1. The Movement of Fish
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  1. The Heaven of Animals
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  1. A Birth
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  1. Fog Envelops the Animals
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  1. The Summons
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. In the Tree House at Night
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  1. For the Nightly Ascent of the Hunter Orion Over a Forest Clearing
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  1. The Rib
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  1. The Owl King
  2. pp. 86-93
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  1. PART TWO
  2. p. 151
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  1. Between Two Prisoners
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. Armor
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  1. In the Lupanar at Pompeii
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  1. Drowning with Others
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  1. A View of Fujiyama after the War
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  1. The Island
  2. pp. 101-103
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  1. PART THREE
  2. p. 104
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  1. Dover: Believing in Kings
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  1. To His Children in Darkness
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  1. A Screened Porch in the Country
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  1. The Dream Flood
  2. pp. 113-114
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  1. The Scratch
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  1. Hunting Civil War Relics at Nimblewill Creek
  2. pp. 116-117
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  1. The Twin Falls
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  1. The Hospital Window
  2. pp. 118-120
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  1. PART FOUR
  2. p. 121
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  1. The Magus
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  1. Antipolis
  2. pp. 122-123
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  1. The Change
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  1. Autumn
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  1. Snow on a Southern State
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  1. To Landrum Guy, Beginning to Write at Sixty
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  1. Facing Africa
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  1. Inside the River
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  1. The Salt Marsh
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  1. In the Mountain Tent
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  1. Helmets
  2. pp. 133-190
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  1. PART ONE
  2. pp. 135-149
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  1. The Dusk of Horses
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  1. Fence Wire
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  1. At Darien Bridge
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  1. Chenille
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  1. On the Coosawattee
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  1. Winter Trout
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  1. Springer Mountain
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  1. PART TWO
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  1. Cherrylog Road
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  1. The Scarred Girl
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  1. Kudzu
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  1. The Beholders
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  1. The Poisoned Man
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  1. In the Marble Quarry
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  1. A Folk Singer of the Thirties
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  1. PART THREE
  2. pp. 166-181
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  1. The Being
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  1. Breath
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  1. The Ice Skin
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  1. Bums, on Waking
  2. pp. 172-173
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  1. Goodbye to Serpents
  2. pp. 173-175
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  1. In the Child's Night
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  1. Approaching Prayer
  2. pp. 176-181
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  1. PART FOUR
  2. p. 182
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  1. The Driver
  2. pp. 182-183
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  1. Horses and Prisoners
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  1. Drinking from a Helmet
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  1. Buckdancer's Choice
  2. p. 191
  1. PART ONE
  2. pp. 193-200
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  1. The Firebombing
  2. pp. 193-200
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  1. PART TWO
  2. pp. 201-215
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  1. Buckdancer's Choice
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  1. Faces Seen Once
  2. pp. 202-204
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  1. The Common Grave
  2. pp. 204-206
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  1. Reincarnation
  2. pp. 206-207
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  1. Them, Crying
  2. pp. 207-209
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  1. The Celebration
  2. pp. 209-210
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  1. The Escape
  2. pp. 211-212
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  1. The Shark's Parlor
  2. pp. 212-215
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  1. PART THREE
  2. pp. 216-234
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  1. Pursuit from Under
  2. pp. 216-218
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  1. Fox Blood
  2. pp. 218-219
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  1. Fathers and Sons
  2. pp. 219-222
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  1. Sled Burial, Dream Ceremony
  2. pp. 222-223
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  1. Gamecock
  2. pp. 223-224
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  1. The Night Pool
  2. pp. 224-225
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  1. The War Wound
  2. pp. 225-226
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  1. Mangham
  2. pp. 226-228
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  1. Angina
  2. pp. 228-229
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  1. Dust
  2. pp. 229-231
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  1. The Fiend
  2. pp. 231-234
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  1. PART FOUR
  2. pp. 235-240
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  1. Slave Quarters
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  1. Falling, May Day Sermon, and Other Poems
  2. p. 241
  1. PART ONE: FALLING
  2. pp. 243-247
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  1. PART TWO: The Sheep Child and Other Poems
  2. pp. 248-286
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  1. The Sheep Child
  2. pp. 248-249
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  1. Reincarnation (II)
  2. pp. 250-258
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  1. Sun
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  1. Power and Light
  2. pp. 260-261
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  1. The Flash
  2. pp. 261-262
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  1. Adultery
  2. pp. 262-263
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  1. Hedge Life
  2. pp. 263-264
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  1. Snakebite
  2. pp. 264-265
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  1. Bread
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  1. Sustainment
  2. pp. 267-268
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  1. A Letter
  2. pp. 268-269
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  1. The Head-Aim
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  1. Dark Ones
  2. pp. 270-272
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  1. Encounter in the Cage Country
  2. pp. 272-273
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  1. For the Last Wolverine
  2. pp. 273-275
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  1. The Bee
  2. pp. 275-277
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  1. Mary Sheffield
  2. pp. 277-278
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  1. Deer Among Cattle
  2. pp. 278-279
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  1. The Leap
  2. pp. 279-280
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  1. Coming Back to America
  2. pp. 281-282
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  1. The Birthday Dream
  2. pp. 282-284
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  1. False Youth: Two Seasons
  2. pp. 284-286
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  1. PART THREE: MAY DAY SERMON
  2. pp. 287-296
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  1. The Eye-Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and Mercy
  2. pp. 297-342
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  1. Diabetes
  2. pp. 299-301
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  1. Messages
  2. pp. 302-305
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  1. Mercy
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  1. Two Poems of Going Home / The Place
  2. pp. 308-313
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  1. Apollo
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  1. The Cancer Match
  2. pp. 317-318
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  1. Venom
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  1. Blood
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  1. In the Pocket
  2. pp. 320-321
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  1. Knock
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  1. Victory
  2. pp. 321-325
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  1. The Lord in the Air
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  1. Pine
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  1. Madness
  2. pp. 329-332
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  1. The Eye-Beaters
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  1. Turning Away
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  1. The Zodiac
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  1. The Strength of Fields
  2. pp. 375-399
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  1. Root-light, or the Lawyer's Daughter
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  1. The Strength of Fields
  2. pp. 378-379
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  1. Two Poems of the Military
  2. pp. 379-382
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  1. The Voyage of the Needle
  2. pp. 382-383
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  1. The Rain Guitar
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  1. Remnant Water
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  1. Two Poems of Flight-Sleep
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  1. For the Death of Lombardi
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  1. False Youth: Autumn Clothes of the Age
  2. pp. 392-393
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  1. For the Running of the New York City Marathon
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  1. Exchanges
  2. pp. 394-399
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  1. Head-Deep in Strange Sounds
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  1. Purgation
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  1. The Ax-God: Sea Pursuit
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  1. Nameless
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  1. Math
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  1. Judas
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  1. Small Song
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  1. Undersea Fragment in Colons
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  1. Mexican Valley
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  1. Low Voice, Out Loud
  2. pp. 408-409
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  1. Poem
  2. p. 409
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  1. When
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  1. A Saying of Farewell
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  1. Three Poems with Yevtushenko
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  1. Six From Puella
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  1. Veer-Voices: Two Sisters Under Crows
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  1. Springhouse, Mense, Held Apple, House and Beyond
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  1. Deborah as Scion
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  1. Doorstep, Lightning, Waif-Dreaming
  2. p. 425
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  1. From Time
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  1. Tapestry and Sail
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  1. The Eagle's Mile
  2. pp. 429-462
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  1. Eagles
  2. pp. 431-432
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  1. Gila Bend
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  1. Circuit
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  1. Night Bird
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  1. Daybreak
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  1. Two Women
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  1. Immortals
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  1. To the Butterflies
  2. pp. 438-439
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  1. The One
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  1. The Three
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  1. The Six
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  1. Weeds
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  1. Spring-Shock
  2. pp. 443-444
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  1. The Eagle's Mile
  2. pp. 444-446
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  1. Daughter
  2. pp. 446-448
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  1. The Olympian
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  1. The Little More
  2. pp. 452-454
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  1. For a Time and Place
  2. pp. 454-456
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  1. Vessels
  2. p. 456
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  1. Sleepers
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  1. Meadow Bridge
  2. pp. 457-458
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  1. Tomb Stone
  2. p. 458
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  1. To Be Done in Winter
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  1. Moon Flock
  2. pp. 459-460
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  1. Snow Thickets
  2. p. 461
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  1. Expanses
  2. pp. 461-462
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  1. Double-tongue
  2. pp. 463-475
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  1. Lakes of Värrnland
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  1. Form
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  1. Heads
  2. pp. 466-467
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  1. Farmers
  2. pp. 467-469
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  1. Craters
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  1. Attempted Departure
  2. p. 470
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  1. Poem
  2. pp. 470-472
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  1. Purgation (second version)
  2. pp. 472-473
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  1. Basics
  2. pp. 473-475
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 477
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819571540
Related ISBN
9780819522023
MARC Record
OCLC
726747149
Pages
494
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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