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The Welcome

David Friedman

Publication Year: 2006

"The fact is that The Welcome is full of pleasures, both linguistic and ideational. There's a philosophical intelligence behind it, one that will rarely allow itself the sobrieties of the philosophical. . . . David Friedman blends surreal hijinks with gestures toward the serious, At their best, an original voice guides a distinctive sensibility in these poems. They'll give you, if you let them, one of literature's underrated virtues: a good time."--Stephen Dunn, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Published by: University of Illinois Press

Series: National Poetry Series

Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Contents

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pp. ix-xii

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Foreword

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pp. xiii-xiv

David Friedman’s The Welcome persisted in overcoming my resistances to it. First, there was the issue of the prose poem. Though it’s a form that in many ways appeals to me, I’m wary that in the wrong...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xv

Thanks to the following for their love, friendship, and encouragement: Geoffrey Nutter, Luis Francia, Corinne Schlam, James McConkey, Alan and Royce Friedman...

Whirlwind

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pp. 1

Dreamer

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pp. 2

Flugelhorn

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pp. 3

The Green Bear Shanghaied

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pp. 4-5

Altimeter

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The Past

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pp. 7

Heliotrope

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pp. 10

Dishabille

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pp. 11

Ladder

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pp. 12

The Welcome

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pp. 13

Typewriter

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pp. 14

Cricket

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pp. 15

"In the Fullness of Time"

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pp. 16

A Reincarnation

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pp. 17

Missing Person

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pp. 18-19

Panama

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pp. 20

Pilgrim

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pp. 21

Seasons

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pp. 22

Tomfoolery

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pp. 23

Antelope School

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pp. 24

Time Poem

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pp. 26

Varlet

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pp. 27

Tourniquet

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pp. 28

The Little Pastor

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pp. 29

Back from Exile

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pp. 30

Point of No Return

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pp. 31

Advice

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pp. 32

Bluestocking

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pp. 33

Skydiver

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pp. 34

27 and 1/2

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pp. 35

A Brace of Firearms

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pp. 36

Who I Am

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pp. 37

Three

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pp. 38

Parade

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pp. 39

Mudflats

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pp. 40

Nepenthe

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pp. 41

Coffee

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pp. 42

The Box

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pp. 43

The One True Believer

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pp. 44

A Reunion

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pp. 45

On the Bridge

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pp. 46

Born in England

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pp. 48

Bird of Paradise

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pp. 49

A Meeting

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pp. 50

Flight

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pp. 51

Love Poem

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pp. 52

The Key

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pp. 53

Watson

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pp. 54

Shuteye

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pp. 55

A Mystery

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pp. 56

Trust Me

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pp. 57

Statistics

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pp. 58

To Be Part of a House

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pp. 59-61

Fortuitous

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pp. 62

Strictly Speaking

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pp. 63


E-ISBN-13: 9780252091308
Print-ISBN-13: 9780252030482

Page Count: 144
Publication Year: 2006

Series Title: National Poetry Series