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A Wild Surmise
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A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings is Eloise Klein Healy's seventh book of poetry and the first that includes an audio component. Included are poems from all her previous collections, including her award-winning first collection, Building Some Changes, as well as Artemis In Echo Park and The Islands Project: Poems For Sappho.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Other Works by the Author, Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Recordings of the Poems, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-12
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. Section I. from Building Some Changes, 1976
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. Furnishing
  2. pp. 27-30
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  1. Storing Things
  2. pp. 31-31
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  1. Minor Leagues
  2. pp. 32-32
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  1. Los Angeles
  2. pp. 33-33
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  1. The Pope at 7:00 P.M.
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. pp. 36-36
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  1. Reading While Having a Sprained Back
  2. pp. 37-37
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  1. Snow Pack Café
  2. pp. 38-38
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  1. My Knees in a Love Poem
  2. pp. 39-39
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  1. What Is Being Forgotten
  2. pp. 40-40
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  1. Section II. from A Packet Beating Like A Heart, 1981
  2. pp. 41-42
  1. After the Last Call Home
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. I Live in the City of Los Angeles
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. Dark
  2. pp. 48-48
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  1. A Mile Out of Town
  2. pp. 49-51
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  1. This Darknight Speed
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. A Packet Beating Like a Heart
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Wisdom or the Hungry Thing
  2. pp. 56-58
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  1. My Love Wants to Park
  2. pp. 59-59
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  1. Driven to Meet You in Rainy Weather
  2. pp. 60-61
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  1. Entries: L.A. Log
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. I Spent the Day with You
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. The Words “Begin Again”
  2. pp. 66-67
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  1. Oh My Emotions These Days
  2. pp. 68-68
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  1. Section III. from Ordinary Wisdom, 1981
  2. pp. 69-70
  1. Dividing the Fields
  2. pp. 71-71
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  1. Exhalation
  2. pp. 72-72
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  1. Standing Up, Looking In
  2. pp. 73-73
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  1. Water
  2. pp. 74-74
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  1. To Speak for Human Feelings
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Section IV. from Artemis in Echo Park, 1991
  2. pp. 77-78
  1. Artemis in Echo Park
  2. pp. 79-79
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  1. The Real Bears Have Gone North
  2. pp. 80-80
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  1. The Valley of the Amazons
  2. pp. 81-81
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  1. I Live Where I Live
  2. pp. 82-82
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  1. Toltecs
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  1. The City Beneath the City
  2. pp. 84-85
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  1. The Peahens
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  1. Artemis
  2. pp. 87-87
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  1. This Place Named for Califia
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  1. Up to Topanga
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  1. Another Poet Writes About Love
  2. pp. 90-90
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  1. Cactus
  2. pp. 91-91
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  1. What It Was Like the Night Cary Grant Died
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  1. Changing the Oil
  2. pp. 94-94
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  1. Moon on the Porch
  2. pp. 95-95
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  1. The Concepts of Integrity and Closure in Poetry as I Believe They Relate to Sappho
  2. pp. 96-98
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  1. Wild Mothers
  2. pp. 99-99
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  1. This Art, Your Life
  2. pp. 100-102
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  1. Section V. from Women's Studies Chronicles, 1998
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. Intro to Women’s Studies
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  1. Student Evaluation of Intro to Women's Studies
  2. pp. 107-107
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  1. The Test
  2. pp. 108-109
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  1. Asking for an Incomplete
  2. pp. 110-110
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  1. To Peter in Germany
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  1. Section VI. from Passing, 2002
  2. pp. 115-116
  1. Living Here Now
  2. pp. 117-117
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  1. Los Angeles Is a Virgo
  2. pp. 118-120
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  1. Latin from the Mass
  2. pp. 121-123
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  1. The Beach at Sunset
  2. pp. 124-125
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  1. Postcard
  2. pp. 126-128
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  1. Asking About You
  2. pp. 129-129
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  1. Louganis
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. Torn Open
  2. pp. 132-135
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  1. Suite for Young Man Dying
  2. pp. 136-140
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  1. Where I Come From
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  1. Changing What We Mean
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  1. From Los Angeles Looking South
  2. pp. 144-145
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  1. Passing
  2. pp. 146-146
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  1. Section VII. from The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho, 2007
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. Audacious
  2. pp. 149-149
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  1. Hardscape
  2. pp. 150-150
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  1. The Grackle on the Lawn
  2. pp. 151-151
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  1. Wind in Mytilene
  2. pp. 152-152
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  1. The Living Fragments
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  1. The Singing School
  2. pp. 154-155
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  1. Tutelage
  2. pp. 156-156
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  1. Why I Call on Artemis, Not Aphrodite
  2. pp. 157-157
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  1. My Mothers
  2. pp. 158-159
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  1. The Day After Meeting Her
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  1. Sappho, You Must Have Had a Mother
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  1. If There Were No Books
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  1. Love Poem from Afar
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  1. So the Teacher Jumped Up on the Desk
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  1. Working Towards Sappho
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  1. Not Disappearing
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  1. When Did a Self Begin?
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  1. Section VIII. New Poems: A Wild Surmise
  2. pp. 185-186
  1. A Wild Surmise
  2. pp. 187-188
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  1. Fragments of a Grecian Urn
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  1. Big Dog Photo
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  1. Calling Upon the Saints Including Titanium
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  1. At the Altar of the Peregrine
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  1. Persephone and Demeter
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  1. Mr. Twister
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  1. Memorize This
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  1. The Summer She Died
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  1. Oh, Dr. Surgeon
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  1. Looking Up at the Ceiling
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  1. The Arborist
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  1. After Seeing the Hockney Retrospective
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  1. It Didn’t Seem Dangerous
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  1. Redeemed
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  1. The Warring States Period
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  1. Selling My Mother’s House
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  1. The Last Breakup
  2. pp. 214-216
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  1. Since You Asked
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  1. Shrine and Ashes
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  1. Wáng Wéi Did Not Paint a Fire
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  1. The Motion Picture Retirement Home, Two East: What Is She Reading?
  2. pp. 222-222
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  1. La Brea
  2. pp. 223-223
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  1. What Marries You
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  1. Escucha, Mi Vida
  2. pp. 226-227
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  1. This Next Attempt Will Be Meta-poetical
  2. pp. 228-230
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  1. What Does Death Want from Me?
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  1. American Jisei
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  1. Spitball
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  1. And Having Broken into Blossom
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  1. True Love
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  1. Index of Poems
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  1. About the Author
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