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The Abundance of Nothing
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Bruce Weigl’s previous collections include After the Others (1999), Sweet Lorain (1996), and What Saves Us (1992), all published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwest­ern University Press. His poetry, essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in such magazines and journals as The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harper’s.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote
  2. pp. 2-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Part I. My Dimension
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Quiet Fountain
  2. pp. 5-18
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  1. The End of My Career in Dance
  2. pp. 6-19
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  1. Conundrum
  2. pp. 7-20
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  1. My Checkered Past
  2. pp. 8-21
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  1. Thank You for Thinking of You
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. I Almost Didn’t See
  2. pp. 10-23
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  1. In the Rest of the World, the Worry Is Very Big
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Ice Storm
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. My Dimension
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. Elegy for the Dead, Whom I Love
  2. pp. 15-28
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  1. Self-Portrait After “Hotel Insomnia”
  2. pp. 16-29
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  1. Johnny
  2. pp. 17-30
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  1. The Caves at Bai Non Nuoc
  2. pp. 18-31
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  1. Bill
  2. pp. 19-32
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  1. The Room
  2. pp. 20-33
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  1. My Life with Cats
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. Pastoral as Complaint
  2. pp. 22-35
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  1. My Mother, Fading
  2. pp. 23-36
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  1. One Lie
  2. pp. 24-37
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  1. My Nymphomaniac
  2. pp. 25-38
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  1. For My Neighbors
  2. pp. 26-39
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  1. Self-Portrait in the Third Person at Fifty-Eight
  2. pp. 27-40
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  1. Reunion
  2. pp. 28-41
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  1. The Country That We Love
  2. pp. 29-42
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  1. Elegy for Anna N.
  2. pp. 30-43
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  1. The Way Dante Moved Virgil Through Hell
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Part II. My Waiting Brain
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. My Waiting Brain
  2. pp. 35-42
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  1. Part III. Meditation After Prayer
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. Blues for Que Mai
  2. pp. 45-46
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  1. On the Little Juniata River
  2. pp. 47-60
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  1. The Abundance of Nothing
  2. pp. 48-61
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  1. What the Matter Was
  2. pp. 49-62
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  1. Paradise of Pain
  2. pp. 50-63
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  1. For Penelope
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. When I’m Gone
  2. pp. 52-65
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  1. The World, Part I
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. This Boy
  2. pp. 54-67
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  1. Elegy for Liam
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. What Are You Going to Do
  2. pp. 56-69
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  1. Gate
  2. pp. 57-70
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  1. Letter to L.
  2. pp. 58-71
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  1. Beginning
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. Wrong
  2. pp. 60-73
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  1. She Said, “But It Was Only a Small Hurt”
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. A Little Place on the Beach
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. Response to “Why Don’t You Write About Something Happy?”
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. To No Spirits Speak
  2. pp. 66-79
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  1. South Lorain Suite
  2. pp. 67-68
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  1. The Father in Me
  2. pp. 69-82
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  1. Apocryphal Weather
  2. pp. 70-83
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  1. Roses for the Reader
  2. pp. 71-84
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  1. The Future
  2. pp. 72-85
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  1. Flash
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. Meditation After Prayer
  2. pp. 74-75
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 89-89
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