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Immortal Sofa
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In accessible poems full of rich detail and painterly images, Maura Stanton looks under the surface of the ordinary, hoping to find the magic spark below the visible. In poems both humorous and elegaic, she gathers strange facts, odd events, and overlooked stories to construct her own vision of immortality, one made up of fragments of history and geography and the illusions of yearning human beings. From elephants in Ceylon to Nazi prisoners in Ireland, from Beowulf to Jane Austen, from sonnets to prose poems to blank verse, Immortal Sofa conjures our complex existence in all its sorrowful but astonishing variety.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. I. God's Ode to Creation
  2. p. 1
  1. Nineteenth-Century Animals
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Translating
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Dead Moth in a Bottle of Mineral Water
  2. p. 7
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  1. Food Shows
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Stare-e-o Vision Postcards
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. At the Vet's
  2. p. 12
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  1. Practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. A Description of Our Morning
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Pride and Prejudice: The Game
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Through the Dark
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. God's Ode to Creation
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. II. Lost and Found
  2. p. 23
  1. Lost and Found
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. Ode to Pokeweed
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Milk of Human Kindness
  2. p. 31
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  1. The Gilles
  2. pp. 32-34
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  1. Dear Listener, Dear Reader
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Tatyana
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Twenty Questions
  2. p. 39
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  1. Poem of a Forbidden Subject
  2. p. 40
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  1. A Night in Assisi
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. Psalm for a Lost Summer
  2. p. 43
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  1. Vacations in America
  2. pp. 44-45
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  1. III. The Tale of Hermann Goertz
  2. p. 47
  1. The Tale of Hermann Goertz
  2. pp. 49-56
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  1. IV. Cimetière Virtual
  2. p. 57
  1. Oleander Cloud
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Letter to the Old Magician
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. Elegy for Olive
  2. p. 64
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  1. Abstract Art
  2. pp. 65-66
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  1. Cocktail Glasses
  2. pp. 67-69
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  1. Meditation while Cooking Soup
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Beginning Poetry Writing, 1968
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. Greed
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Dream Kitchen
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Little Sonata for Early November
  2. p. 79
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  1. Cimitière Virtual
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. Immortal Sofa
  2. pp. 82-84
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  1. Notes
  2. p. 85
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 104-104
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