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Olives

Poems

A. E. Stallings

Publication Year: 2012

A. E. Stallings has published two books of poetry, Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award, and Hapax (Northwestern University Press, 2006), which won the Poet’s Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award. She has also published a verse translation of Lucretius, The Nature of Things (2007). Stallings is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Athens, Greece.

Published by: Northwestern University Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

I. The Argument

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pp. 3-13

Olives

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pp. 5-14

Jigsaw Puzzle

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pp. 6-15

Recitative

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pp. 7-16

Sublunary

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pp. 8-17

Four Fibs

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pp. 9-10

The Compost Heap

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pp. 11-20

The Dress of One Occasion

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pp. 12-21

Deus Ex Machina

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pp. 13-22

Telephonophobia

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pp. 14-23

The Argument

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pp. 15-24

Burned

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pp. 16-25

On Visiting a Borrowed Country House in Arcadia

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pp. 17-19

II. Extinction of Silence

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pp. 21-31

Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Ascribed to Martin Luther

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pp. 23-32

Two Violins

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pp. 24-25

Country Song

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pp. 26-35

Sabbatical

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pp. 27-36

The Ghost Ship

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pp. 28-37

Handbook of the Foley Artist

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pp. 29-30

Extinction of Silence

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pp. 31-40

Blackbird Étude

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pp. 32-41

Lines for Turner Cassity

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pp. 33-42

Funereal Stelae: Kerameikos, Athens

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pp. 34-43

The Cenotaph

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pp. 35-36

Pop Music

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pp. 37-38

III. Three Poems for Psyche

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pp. 39-49

The Eldest Sister to Psyche

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pp. 41-50

The Boatman to Psyche, on the River Styx

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pp. 42-44

Persephone to Psyche

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pp. 45-55

IV. Fairy-Tale Logic

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pp. 47-57

Fairy-Tale Logic

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pp. 49-58

The Catch

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pp. 50-59

Two Nursery Rhymes: Lullaby and Rebuttal

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pp. 51-60

Containment

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pp. 52-61

Accident Waiting to Happen

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pp. 53-54

Dinosaur Fever

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pp. 55-56

Tulips

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pp. 57-66

Alice in the Looking Glass

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pp. 58-67

Umbrage

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pp. 59-68

Hide and Seek

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pp. 60-69

Sea Girls

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pp. 61-70

Listening to Peter and the Wolf with Jason, Aged Three

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pp. 62-63

The Mother’s Loathing of Balloons

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pp. 64-66

Another Bedtime Story

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pp. 67-77

Acknowledgments

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pp. 69-70

Back Cover

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p. 80-80


E-ISBN-13: 9780810165779
Print-ISBN-13: 9780810152267

Page Count: 80
Publication Year: 2012

Edition: New
Volume Title: 1

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  • Mythology, Classical -- Poetry.
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