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The Garbage Eater

Poems

Brett Foster

Publication Year: 2011

Brett Foster is Associate Professor of English at Wheaton College. He is currently completing Elemental Rebel: The Rime of Cecco Angiolieri. A past Wallace Stegner and Elizabethan Club fellow, his poetry and criticism has appeared in Raritan, The Kenyon Review, Best New Poets 2007, and Books & Culture, among other publications.

Published by: Northwestern University Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

The Garbage Eater

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pp. 3-4

Nights of Fireworks, Days of Drought

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pp. 7-18

Field Trip: Two Colonies

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pp. 8-10

Sponge Bath as Answer to the Problem of Knowledge

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pp. 11-22

The Little Flowers of Dan Quisenberry

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pp. 12-13

The Foreman at Rest

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pp. 14-15

Geography Lesson, 1983

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pp. 16-27

Passage

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pp. 17-21

Lyke as a ship, that through the Ocean wyde

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pp. 22-33

Via Negativa

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pp. 23-35

II

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pp. 25-37

An Appeal to the Ghost of Patrick Kavanagh

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pp. 27-38

Ten Definitions Approximating Grief

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pp. 28-39

Final Night, in Allston

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pp. 29-40

Trashy Elegy for the Queen of Shock Rock

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pp. 30-41

Evening When the Secret Vanished

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pp. 31-42

Risk

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pp. 32-33

The First Request of Lazarus

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pp. 34-36

Afternoon Pilgrims

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pp. 37-48

Meditation in an Olive Garden

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pp. 38-39

Part-Time Work at Coffee Bars

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pp. 40-51

No Sol in California

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pp. 41-42

Petition: California Avenue

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pp. 43-44

Parousia

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pp. 45-56

At the City Church of San Francisco

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pp. 46-47

III

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pp. 49-61

Devotion: For Our Bodies

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pp. 51-62

Papyric Fragments

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pp. 52-54

Aubade, with Samara

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pp. 55-66

Bridal Cave

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pp. 56-67

Sestina for One Coast

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pp. 57-58

New Territories

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pp. 59-70

A Confession Kind of, a Kind of Prayer

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pp. 60-61

Tea with Mr. Milton

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pp. 62-73

Rondeau for Plotinus

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pp. 63-74

To the Author of How to Be a Successful Artist

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pp. 64-75

From the Tarmac

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pp. 65-76

Intercession: For My Daughter

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pp. 66-77

Contrition: Midnight Message

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pp. 67-78

The Advent Calendar

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pp. 68-79

Westward, in the Fading Moments of Any One Day

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pp. 69-80

The Snow Day

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pp. 70-71

Longing, Lenten

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pp. 72-83

Notes

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pp. 73-74


E-ISBN-13: 9780810165342
Print-ISBN-13: 9780810127456

Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: New
Volume Title: 1