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"The astonishingly high level of performance throughout this collection of poems would take almost any reader by surprise." - Anthony Hecht

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. Section I
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Travel Plans
  2. pp. 13-13
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  1. The Natural World
  2. pp. 14-14
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  1. Still Life with Insects
  2. pp. 15-15
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  1. Sightseers
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. The Ocean May Have Been the Last Thing She Saw
  2. pp. 17-17
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  1. Illusion of Loss
  2. pp. 18-18
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  1. My Old Man, Picking Lemons
  2. pp. 19-19
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  1. The Suddenness of the Past
  2. pp. 20-20
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  1. Augury
  2. pp. 21-21
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  1. Returning Home
  2. pp. 22-22
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  1. Middle Age
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. Section II
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. The Snail in the Marigold
  2. pp. 27-27
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  1. Desert Prayer
  2. pp. 28-28
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  1. The Peach Tree
  2. pp. 29-29
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  1. Calla Lilies
  2. pp. 30-30
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  1. Rainy Eclipse
  2. pp. 31-31
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  1. Looking Back over San Marcos Pass
  2. pp. 32-32
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  1. Indelibility
  2. pp. 33-33
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  1. Metamorphosis
  2. pp. 34-34
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  1. On Finding a Salamander in the Hollywood Hills
  2. pp. 35-35
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  1. Keeping Up Appearances
  2. pp. 36-36
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  1. Looking for Alligators near Kennedy Space Center
  2. pp. 37-37
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  1. The Burrowing Bees
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. Hotel Balcony
  2. pp. 40-40
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  1. Section III
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. Time Distance
  2. pp. 43-43
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  1. Summer Tankas
  2. pp. 44-44
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  1. The Stream at Jackass Meadow
  2. pp. 45-45
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  1. I Felt the Tree Go Bare
  2. pp. 46-46
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  1. Green
  2. pp. 47-47
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  1. Fifties Music
  2. pp. 48-48
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  1. Second Honeymoon
  2. pp. 49-49
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  1. Nimis Compos Mentis
  2. pp. 50-51
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  1. The Pool
  2. pp. 52-52
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  1. Lothario
  2. pp. 53-53
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  1. This Kiss
  2. pp. 54-54
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  1. The Bachelor
  2. pp. 55-56
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  1. Section IV
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. Odyssey
  2. pp. 59-59
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  1. The Last Concert
  2. pp. 60-60
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  1. Mary Cassatt. Two Studies
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. The Train Bearer
  2. pp. 63-63
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  1. Fifteen
  2. pp. 64-64
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  1. The Outfielder
  2. pp. 65-65
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  1. Shell
  2. pp. 66-66
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  1. The Memory of Abortion Unexpectedly Returns
  2. pp. 67-67
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  1. Film Noir
  2. pp. 68-68
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  1. Lake Arrowhead
  2. pp. 69-69
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  1. Northridge, 1952: A Mother Looks for Her Children
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Conundrum
  2. pp. 72-72
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  1. Section V
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. To the Poet Who Thinks I Praise Promiscuously
  2. pp. 75-75
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  1. The Education of a Poet
  2. pp. 76-76
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  1. Letter to Philip Larkin
  2. pp. 77-79
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  1. A Feminine Riposte to X.J. Kennedy
  2. pp. 80-80
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  1. Thoughts While Reading Robert Frost on New Year’s Day in Idaho
  2. pp. 81-81
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  1. On Hearing Gwendolyn Brooks
  2. pp. 82-82
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  1. Emily’s Words
  2. pp. 83-83
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  1. Sweeping
  2. pp. 84-84
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  1. The Old Capitalist
  2. pp. 85-85
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  1. Dividing China
  2. pp. 86-86
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  1. Parking Lot
  2. pp. 87-87
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 88-88
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597097000
Related ISBN
9781597090063
MARC Record
OCLC
868083249
Pages
88
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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