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The Welcome
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"The fact is that The Welcome is full of pleasures, both linguistic and ideational. There's a philosophical intelligence behind it, one that will rarely allow itself the sobrieties of the philosophical. . . . David Friedman blends surreal hijinks with gestures toward the serious, At their best, an original voice guides a distinctive sensibility in these poems. They'll give you, if you let them, one of literature's underrated virtues: a good time."--Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Whirlwind
  2. p. 1
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  1. Dreamer
  2. p. 2
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  1. Flugelhorn
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  1. The Green Bear Shanghaied
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Altimeter
  2. p. 6
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  1. The Past
  2. p. 7
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  1. Chef
  2. p. 8
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  1. Magda
  2. p. 9
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  1. Heliotrope
  2. p. 10
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  1. Dishabille
  2. p. 11
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  1. Ladder
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  1. The Welcome
  2. p. 13
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  1. Typewriter
  2. p. 14
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  1. Cricket
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  1. "In the Fullness of Time"
  2. p. 16
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  1. A Reincarnation
  2. p. 17
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  1. Missing Person
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. Panama
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  1. Pilgrim
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  1. Seasons
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  1. Tomfoolery
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  1. Antelope School
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  1. Shoe
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  1. Time Poem
  2. p. 26
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  1. Varlet
  2. p. 27
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  1. Tourniquet
  2. p. 28
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  1. The Little Pastor
  2. p. 29
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  1. Back from Exile
  2. p. 30
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  1. Point of No Return
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  1. Advice
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  1. Bluestocking
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  1. Skydiver
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  1. 27 and 1/2
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  1. A Brace of Firearms
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  1. Who I Am
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  1. Three
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  1. Parade
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  1. Mudflats
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  1. Nepenthe
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  1. Coffee
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  1. The Box
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  1. The One True Believer
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  1. A Reunion
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  1. On the Bridge
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  1. Rock
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  1. Born in England
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  1. Bird of Paradise
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  1. A Meeting
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  1. Flight
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  1. Love Poem
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  1. The Key
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  1. Watson
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  1. Shuteye
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  1. A Mystery
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  1. Trust Me
  2. p. 57
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  1. Statistics
  2. p. 58
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  1. To Be Part of a House
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Fortuitous
  2. p. 62
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  1. Strictly Speaking
  2. p. 63
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