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Like a Man Gone Mad

Poems in a New Century

Samuel Hazo

Publication Year: 2010

Hazo, National Book Award finalist and former State Poet of Pennsylvania, transports the reader with poems of both lament and celebration in his sensual new collection. Like a Man Gone Mad features much of the spare yet precise imagery of his earlier work. Searing portraits, a deft use of allegorical language, and a wry sense of humor are all signatures of Hazo’s unique voice.

Published by: Syracuse University Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. ix-xi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-

Some of the poems in this book appeared originally in the Hopkins Review, the Hudson Review, the Sewanee Review, Provincetown Arts Journal, Salmagundi, Four Rivers Review, Inclined to Speak, The Other Side of Sorrow, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. ...

To the Next Poem

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pp. 1-

1Briefly in Attendance

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pp. 3-

Once, Again

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pp. 5-

Sudden or Slow but Sure

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pp. 6-7

The Contrarians

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pp. 8-9

“Are There Poets Any More?”

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pp. 10-11

Aesop Revisited

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pp. 12-

The Fifth Element

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pp. 13-14

Prognosticators and Other Distractions

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pp. 15-16

In Troth

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pp. 17-18

2 Not a Soul Applauds

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pp. 19-

Making It Look Easy

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pp. 21-22

The Short Life of Perpetuity

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pp. 23-24

Targets

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pp. 25-26

Kennedy

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pp. 27-

The Fools of God

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pp. 28-29

The Merchandiser’s Song

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pp. 30-31

Sloth Is the Mother of Invention

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pp. 32-33

3 The Way It Is

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pp. 35-

Blossom

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pp. 37-

Welcome to Used-to-Was

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pp. 38-39

Tattoos

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pp. 40-

The King of Swing

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pp. 41-42

Bring Back the Derby

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pp. 43-44

Marrying My Shirt

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pp. 45-

Off and Running

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pp. 46-

Say Cheese

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pp. 47-

4 Louder in Silence

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pp. 49-

Sleep Is a Dangerous Exile

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pp. 51-52

Skull Teeth

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pp. 53-

Bold Old Scold

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pp. 54-

A World with Nobody in It

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pp. 55-56

Heredity’s a Card That’s Always Dealt Face Down

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pp. 57-58

“Are You Sam Hazo’s Grandfather?”

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pp. 59-60

Itself

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pp. 61-62

Eyes

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pp. 63-

5 The Dreams of Love

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pp. 65-

A Preferable Nudity

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pp. 67-

The Art Professor Discusses Bernini’s Teresa in Ecstasy

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pp. 68-

The Time It Takes to Tell

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pp. 69-70

Flagrante Delicto

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pp. 71-

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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pp. 72-

The Face of Catherine Deneuve

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pp. 73-

Ophelia’s Lie

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pp. 74-

6 Simply by Happening

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pp. 75-

To Be Continued: A Parable

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pp. 77-78

The Actor

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pp. 79-80

The Streetcorner Violinist

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pp. 81-

Sister Cigarette

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Big World, Little Girl

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pp. 83-

Mary Anne with Camera

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pp. 84-

Sloth Is a Lost Art

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pp. 85-86

7 In the Name of Candor

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pp. 87-

No Words for This

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pp. 89-

In the Fifth Year of the War

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pp. 90-91

Riviera à la Carte

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pp. 92-

Skunked

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pp. 93-94

Tell It to the Marines

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pp. 95-96

Executioner

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pp. 97-

Man Is the Only Animal Capable of Shame

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pp. 98-99

Signs of Life in a Sundown City

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pp. 100-

8 Between Two Shores

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pp. 101-

Prior to Oblivion

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pp. 103-104

Malaise

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pp. 105-106

In the Beginning Was the Breath

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pp. 107-108

Ars Poetica

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pp. 109-

Poseidon and Others

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pp. 110-111

Home Are the Sailors

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pp. 112-

Going

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pp. 113-114


E-ISBN-13: 9780815650997
E-ISBN-10: 081565099X
Print-ISBN-13: 9780815609575
Print-ISBN-10: 0815609574

Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 2010

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