In this Book

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In these poems, G. E. Murray blends the colors of the soul with those of the world it brushes up against, exploring the ways in which art, both as possession and possessor, informs perception._x000B_Viewing his subjects sometimes from airplane altitude, sometimes from the intimacy of a shared restaurant table, Murray crafts true stories about color,? narratives of dislocation and belonging that invite readers to question their own relationship to art._x000B_Included in this volume is a long sequential poem titled The Seconds,? which Murray composed across the second days of thirteen months. The rhythms of this diary-as-poem seize the tensions of shifting times and locales, capturing the essences of moments that are at once chosen and arbitrary._x000B_Codes toward an Incidental City,? the sequence that closes the book, is a confederacy of forty poems that delve into the concrete familiarities and mythologies of urban landscapes, illuminating the ecstasies of city life._x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 6-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. One: Cold Sun
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. True Stories about Color
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. At the Lifeboat Races
  2. pp. 4-17
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  1. Speculation in Dark Air Smoking
  2. pp. 5-18
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  1. Art of a Cold Sun
  2. pp. 6-19
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  1. Anointing the Unprepared
  2. pp. 7-20
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  1. Le Corps Bleu
  2. pp. 8-21
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  1. At Les Deux Magots Restaurant
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. Hide and Seek
  2. pp. 10-23
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  1. Elizabeth Goose in Autumn
  2. pp. 11-24
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  1. South of Spain
  2. pp. 12-25
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  1. Long Story Short
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. To the Dogs
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. Notes for the Interior Escape
  2. pp. 15-28
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  1. The Rainy Season Arrives in Southern Kyushu
  2. pp. 16-29
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  1. Clearances
  2. pp. 17-19
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  1. Skibbereen Deeds
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. North Beach Sweet
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. Bugattiā€™s Zoo
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. The Unsung Song of Harry Duffy
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. Crawfordsville Confidential
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. The Seconds
  2. pp. 33-34
  1. The Seconds
  2. pp. 35-40
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  1. Codes toward an Incidental City
  2. pp. 41-42
  1. In Praise of Invisibility
  2. pp. 43-56
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  1. Chronicle of Choices
  2. pp. 44-57
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  1. City without Archipelago
  2. pp. 45-58
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  1. Tales of the Weather
  2. pp. 46-59
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  1. Used News
  2. pp. 47-60
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  1. Dispensations for an Afternoon Rain
  2. pp. 48-61
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  1. Darkening Probabilities
  2. pp. 49-62
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  1. Moon Snow
  2. pp. 50-63
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  1. The Story of Minus
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. Marginal Extravaganzas
  2. pp. 52-65
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  1. Homing
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. Facts about Unlucky Times
  2. pp. 54-67
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  1. Opus Focus
  2. pp. 55-68
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  1. Occupant
  2. pp. 56-69
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  1. Unclaimed Freight
  2. pp. 57-70
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  1. River through the City
  2. pp. 58-71
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  1. At the Club Hula
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. Midnight Symphonies
  2. pp. 60-73
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  1. High on the Flats
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. Holed Up in the Old Hotel
  2. pp. 62-75
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  1. Apparitions, Approximations, Appearances
  2. pp. 63-76
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  1. At the Corner Bar at the End of Idle Street
  2. pp. 64-77
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  1. A Guide to Brief Encounters
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. Overnight
  2. pp. 66-79
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  1. Metro Retro
  2. pp. 67-80
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  1. An Oral History of the East Side
  2. pp. 68-81
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  1. The Arrangements
  2. pp. 69-82
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  1. Trespasses
  2. pp. 70-83
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  1. Doubleheader: A Sonnet
  2. pp. 71-84
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  1. Jackhammer Blues
  2. pp. 72-85
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  1. Exhumations, Evictions, Evacuations
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. At the Bus Station
  2. pp. 74-87
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  1. Love in the Solarium
  2. pp. 75-88
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  1. Civil Spaces
  2. pp. 76-89
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  1. Sidedoor
  2. pp. 77-90
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  1. Lunch on a Steel Beam
  2. pp. 78-91
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  1. Poltroons and Gimcracks
  2. pp. 79-92
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  1. Manholes
  2. pp. 80-93
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  1. Fanfare for a Cocktail
  2. pp. 81-94
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  1. Cleaning the Statues
  2. pp. 82-103
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252091957
Related ISBN
9780252071195
MARC Record
OCLC
606927630
Pages
104
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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