Cover

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Praise, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vii

Contents

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pp. viii-xiv

Picasso and the Taj Mahal

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p. 1

The Collections in London

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p. 2

Banff: Running Away

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p. 3

Hitchhiking and Immortality

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At the Flower Merchant's in Toulouse

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South of Toulouse: Snow

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p. 6

The Criticism of My French Poems

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My Daughter's Narcolepsy

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p. 8

When the Girls Arrived in Copenhagen

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p. 9

After She Was Sick

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p. 10

Bharatpur: Dying Antelope

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pp. 11-12

A Return

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p. 13

Mapping the River

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pp. 14-16

Stone Tools

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The Day the Trees Came Down

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pp. 18-20

Circle in the Wind

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pp. 21-23

Sea and Rain: Lake Michigan

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p. 24

Reading Late

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p. 25

Chasing the Ancient Murrelet

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pp. 26-28

Castle, Nowhere

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p. 29

One Species to Mourn

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pp. 30-33

The Last Roost

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p. 34

Drummond Island Fossils

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p. 35

Statue of the Blind Girl

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Prairie Fire

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p. 37

No One Dared Call It Beautiful

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Later

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p. 39

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

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p. 40

Landscape of Fear

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p. 41

In the Presence of Large Predators

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p. 42

Sign

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p. 43

The Hybrid at Burt Lake

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p. 44

All I'm Trying to Do

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p. 45

After Goya's Dream

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p. 46

Banff: Running Away, Ducks

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pp. 47-48

Bird Rescue

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pp. 49-50

The Weaver

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p. 51

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird Triptych

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pp. 52-53

Bay of Islands: Attacked by Oystercatchers

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p. 54

The Gardener Remembers

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pp. 55-58

Marginalia for a Natural History

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pp. 59-66

Kingston Plains: The Ghost Forest

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p. 67

Summer Teaching

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p. 68

Schumann, While Driving

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p. 69

Our Castle and the Wild Dogs

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p. 70

To Face the Ordinary

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p. 71

Argument with Emily: Amber Afternoons

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p. 72

Winter Finches

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p. 73

Acolytes in the Bird-while

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pp. 74-76

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 77-78

Most of these poems first appeared, sometimes in very different forms, on the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day website, and in the Bear River Review, Big Scream, Border Crossing, Cheap Pop (online), the Collagist (online), Dunes Review, Escape Into Life (online), Fiddlehead (Canada), Hanging Loose, Hobart (online), Lansing On-line...

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About the Author

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p. 79

Keith Taylor teaches at the University of Michigan. He has published many books over the years: collections of poetry, a collection of very short stories, co-edited volumes of essays and fiction, and a volume of poetry translated from Modern Greek...