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The Branch Will Not Break

Poems

James Wright

Publication Year: 1968

A new poetry book from a Pulitzer Prize winning poet.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Series: Wesleyan Poetry Program

CONTENTS

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pp. 6-7

AS I STEP OVER A PUDDLE AT THE END OF WINTER, I THINK OF AN ANCIENT CHINESE GOVERNOR

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pp. 11

GOODBYE TO THE POETRY OF CALCIUM

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pp. 12

IN FEAR OF HARVESTS

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pp. 13

THREE STANZAS FROM GOETHE

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pp. 14

AUTUMN BEGINS IN MARTINS FERRY, OHIO

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pp. 15

LYING IN A HAMMOCK AT WILLIAM DUFFY'S FARM IN PINE ISLAND, MINNESOTA

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pp. 16

THE JEWEL

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pp. 17

IN THE FACE OF HATRED

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pp. 18

FEAR IS WHAT QUICKENS ME

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pp. 19

A MESSAGE HIDDEN IN AN EMPTY WINE BOTTLE THAT I THREW INTO A GULLY OF MAPLE TREES ONE NIGHT AT AN INDECENT HOUR

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pp. 20

STAGES ON A JOURNEY WESTWARD

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pp. 21-22

HOW MY FEVER LEFT

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pp. 23

MINERS

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pp. 24

IN OHIO

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pp. 25

TWO POEMS ABOUT PRESIDENT HARDING

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pp. 26-28

EISENHOWER'S VISIT TO FRANCO, 1959

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pp. 29-30

IN MEMORY OF A SPANISH POET

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pp. 31

THE UNDERMINING OF THE DEFENSE ECONOMY

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pp. 32

TWILIGHTS

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pp. 33

TWO HANGOVERS

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pp. 34-35

DEPRESSED BY A BOOK OF BAD POETRY, I WALK TOWARD AN UNUSED PASTURE AND INVITE THE INSECTS TO JOIN ME

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pp. 36

TWO HORSES PLAYING IN THE ORCHARD

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pp. 37

BY A LAKE IN MINNESOTA

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pp. 38

BEGINNING

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pp. 39

FROM A BUS WINDOW IN CENTRAL OHIO, JUST BEFORE A THUNDER SHOWER

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pp. 40

MARCH

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pp. 41

TRYING TO PRAY

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pp. 42

TWO SPRING CHARMS

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pp. 43

SPRING IMAGES

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pp. 44

ARRIVING IN THE COUNTRY AGAIN

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pp. 45

IN THE COLD HOUSE

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pp. 46

SNOWSTORM IN THE MIDWEST

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pp. 47

HAVING LOST MY SONS, I CONFRONT THE WRECKAGE OF THE MOON: CHRISTMAS, 1960

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pp. 48-49

AMERICAN WEDDING

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pp. 50

A PRAYER TO ESCAPE FROM THE MARKET PLACE

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pp. 51

TODAY I WAS HAPPY, SO I MADE THIS POEM

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pp. 53

MARY BLY

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pp. 54

TO THE EVENING STAR: CENTRAL MINNESOTA

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pp. 55

I WAS AFRAID OF DYING

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pp. 56

A BLESSING

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pp. 57

MILKWEED

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pp. 58

A DREAM OF BURIAL

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pp. 59


E-ISBN-13: 9780819569844
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819510181

Page Count: 59
Publication Year: 1968

Series Title: Wesleyan Poetry Program