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Country Music

Selected Early Poems

Charles Wright

Publication Year: 1991

Co-winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Poetry, Country Music is comprised of eighty-eight poems selected from Charles Wright's first four books published between 1970 and 1977. From his first book, The Grave of the Right Hand, to the extraordinary China Trace, this selection of early works represents "Charles Wright's grand passions: his desire to reclaim and redeem a personal past, to make a reckoning with his present, and to conjure the terms by which we might face the future," writes David St. John in the forward. These poems, powerful and moving in their own right, lend richness and insight to Wright's recently collected later works. "In Country Music we see the same explosive imagery, the same dismantled and concentric (or parallel) narratives, the same resolutely spiritual concerns that have become so familiar to us in Wright's more recent poetry," writes St. John.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Cover

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Contents

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pp. viii-xii

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Foreword: "Charles Wright's Country Music'"

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pp. xiii-xxi

It has been ten years since the first edition of Charles Wright's Country Music: Selected Early Poems, which gathers work from his first four collections of poetry: The Grave of the Right Hand, Hard Freight, Bloodlines, and China Trace. In that time, Wright has dazzled his readers with four more quite extraordinary new volumes: The Southern Cross, The Other Side of the Riper, Zone Journals, and...

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Preface

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pp. xxiii-xxiii

It's been ten years now since I put this collection together from my first four books. I am still, surprisingly enough, satisfied with the editorial decisions I made back then, especially as concerns my first book, The Grave of the Right Hand, from which I kept only a kind of prologue—five prose poems—to the "trilogy" which followed it...

The Grave of the Right Hand

Aubade

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pp. 3-3

The Poet Grows Older

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pp. 4-4

The Voyage

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pp. 5-5

Nocturne

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pp. 6-6

Storm

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pp. 7-7

Hard Freight

Homage to Ezra Pound

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pp. 11-12

Homage to Arthur Rimbaud

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pp. 13-13

Homage to Baron Corvo

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pp. 14-15

Homage to X

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pp. 16-16

The New Poem

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pp. 17-17

Portrait of the Poet in Abraham von Werdt's Dream

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pp. 18-18

Chinoiserie

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pp. 19-19

One Two Three

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pp. 20-20

White

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pp. 21-21

Firstborn

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pp. 22-27

Slides of Verona

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pp. 28-28

Grace

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pp. 29-29

Negatives

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pp. 30-30

The Fever Toy

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pp. 31-31

Notes for Oscar Wilde at San Miniato

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pp. 32-32

Oscar Wilde at San Miniato

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pp. 33-33

Nocturne

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pp. 34-34

Yellow

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pp. 35-35

Dog Creek Mainline

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pp. 36-37

Blackwater Mountain

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pp. 38-38

Sky Valley Rider

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pp. 39-40

Sex

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pp. 41-41

Northhanger Ridge

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pp. 42-43

Primogeniture

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pp. 44-44

Nightdream

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pp. 45-46

Congenital

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pp. 47-47

Clinchfield Station

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pp. 48-48

Bloodlines

Virgo Descending

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pp. 51-52

Easter, 1974

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pp. 53-53

Cancer Rising

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pp. 54-55

Tattoos

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pp. 56-75

Notes to Tattoos

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pp. 76-76

Hardin County

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pp. 77-78

Delta Traveller

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pp. 79-81

Skins

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pp. 82-101

Notes to Skins

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pp. 102-102

Link Chain

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pp. 103-105

Bays Mountain Covenant

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pp. 106-106

Rural Route

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pp. 107-108

China Trace

Childhood

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pp. 111-111

Snow

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pp. 112-112

Self-Portrait in 2035

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pp. 113-113

Morandi

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pp. 114-114

Dog

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pp. 115-115

Snapshot

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pp. 116-116

Indian Summer

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pp. 117-117

Wishes

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pp. 118-118

Quotidiana

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pp. 119-119

At Zero

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pp. 120-120

Sentences

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pp. 121-121

Death

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pp. 122-122

Next

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pp. 123-123

January

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pp. 124-124

1975

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pp. 125-125

Nerval's Mirror

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pp. 126-126

Edvard Munch

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pp. 127-127

Bygones

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pp. 128-128

Equation

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pp. 129-129

California Twilight

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pp. 130-130

Anniversary

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pp. 131-131

12 Lines at Midnight

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pp. 132-132

Dino Campana

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pp. 133-133

Invisible Landscape

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pp. 134-134

Remembering San Zeno

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pp. 135-135

Born Again

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pp. 136-136

Captain Dog

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pp. 137-137

Depression Before the Solstice

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pp. 138-138

Stone Canyon Nocturne

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pp. 139-139

Reply to Chi K'ang

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pp. 140-140

Reunion

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pp. 141-141

"Where Moth and Rust Doth Corrupt"

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pp. 142-142

April

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pp. 143-143

Signature

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pp. 144-144

Noon

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pp. 145-145

Going Home

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pp. 146-146

Cloud River

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pp. 147-147

Reply to Lapo Gianni

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pp. 148-148

Thinking of Georg Trakl

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pp. 149-149

Spider Crystal Ascension

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pp. 150-150

Moving On

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pp. 151-151

Clear Night

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pp. 152-152

Autumn

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pp. 153-153

Sitting at Night on the Front Porch

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pp. 154-154

Saturday 6 a. m.

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pp. 155-155

Him

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pp. 156-158


E-ISBN-13: 9780819572264
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819512017

Page Count: 182
Publication Year: 1991

OCLC Number: 48138483
MUSE Marc Record: Download for Country Music

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