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"Between the discovery that there is a design which only his poetry enables him to find as he confronts the world and the discovery that such a design is a snare, merely a means of keeping him from further discernment, Michael Rosen is wedged, is productively pinioned, [ should say, for it is just this pressure--of meaning discerned on one hand and of meaning distrusted on the other--which makes the tension of these poems, a new version of the old wars between mind and body, memory and hope, self and surround. How tender and inclusive are Rosen's preoccupations, and how disabused his conclusions! One reads these playful, stricken poems with wonder--how will such ventures conclude, or even persist? What will happen next? Here is a poet who persuades us, as the saying goes, to stay tuned."--Richard Howard

Originally published in 1985.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. p. v
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. A DRINK AT THE MIRAGE
  2. p. 1
  1. Pony Penning Day
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. The Cutting of Nijinsky's Feet
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Ice Sculptures
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. The Woman in Ice
  2. pp. 8-8
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  1. Roadside Statuary
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. In Central Park
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. Spectacles: A Late Spring
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. At BrunchWe Entertain the Notionof the Perfect Place to Live
  2. pp. 15-15
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  1. Outside a Milton Avery Exhibit
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. ARTIST'S PROOF
  2. p. 17
  1. Total Eclipse
  2. pp. 19-19
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  1. Next
  2. pp. 20-20
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  1. Another Figurescape
  2. pp. 21-21
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  1. "Blind Minotaur Guidedby a Little Girl in the Night"
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. Artist's Proof
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. Primitive Examples
  2. pp. 26-27
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  1. MAKJNG SCENES
  2. p. 29
  1. Hidden Pictures
  2. pp. 31-33
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  1. What's Wrong With This Picture?
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Story Problem
  2. pp. 36-36
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  1. July
  2. pp. 37-37
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  1. Precipitation
  2. pp. 38-38
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  1. November
  2. pp. 39-39
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  1. The Same River Twice
  2. pp. 40-41
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  1. Calling Into Question
  2. pp. 42-42
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  1. November, Again
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  1. Freeway Flowers
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  1. December, The Botanical Gardens
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  1. COLD SUITOURS
  2. p. 47
  1. Our Places at the Table
  2. pp. 49-49
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  1. The Age When ParentsDon't Need Reasons
  2. pp. 50-50
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  1. Vivarium
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. Circling Columbus
  2. pp. 53-53
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  1. A Family Tree
  2. pp. 54-54
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  1. Notes Through the Winter
  2. pp. 55-56
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  1. The Fire Pond
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. In Exchange for Wood
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Driving Past Morocco, Indiana
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. Strand
  2. pp. 64-65
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400854875
MARC Record
OCLC
889249061
Pages
78
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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