Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. ix-xii

Abide with Me

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pp. 1-1

te lyra pulsa manu or something like that

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pp. 2-4

Epistrophy

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pp. 5-7

Letter to Be Wrapped around a 12-Inch Disc

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pp. 8-13

Letter Hidden in a Letter to Cy Twombly

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pp. 14-15

Postscript

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pp. 16-16

Mayflower

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pp. 17-18

Letter Written on a Hundred Dollar Bill

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pp. 19-20

Letter Written on a Record Sleeve

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pp. 21-24

Abide

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pp. 25-26

Postscript Written on a J-Card

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pp. 27-30

Exploded View

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pp. 31-32

My Great-Grandmother’s Snuff Cup

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pp. 33-33

Feedback Loop

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pp. 34-34

Letter Written in Black Water and Pearl

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pp. 35-37

Laws of Conservation

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pp. 38-38

Cry of the Occasion

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pp. 39-40

The Voice of Woody Guthrie Wakes in an Antenna in Okemah, Oklahoma

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pp. 41-45

Letter from Okemah

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pp. 46-48

Postscript to Silence

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pp. 49-49

Letter Already Broadcast into Space

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pp. 50-52

Abide

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pp. 53-53

Letter Written in the Breath

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pp. 54-58

Inscription for Air

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pp. 59-60

Dear Brother,

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pp. 61-62

Tape Loop

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pp. 63-64

Letter Written in Someone Else’s Hand

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pp. 65-66

Letter Written in the Dark

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pp. 67-71

Postscript (Already Breaking in Distant Echoes)

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pp. 72-73

Letter to Be Read by Furnace Light

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pp. 74-76

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Foreword to a Subsequent Reading

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pp. 77-80

Abide is a book made of two books, each written over and within the other. One of these books advances the project I’ve been developing for almost a decade now—in Murder Ballads (2005), A Murmuration of Starlings (2008), and Persons Unknown (2010)—to elegize each of the martyrs of the civil rights movement. When the Civil Rights...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 81-82

Thanks, first, to the editors and readers of the following journals in which some of these poems appeared (or are soon to appear), sometimes in slightly different forms...

Other Works in the Series, Back Cover

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