We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Red Clay Weather

Reginald Shepherd

Publication Year: 2011

“Clay, red clay in particular, recurs several times throughout the collection as a motif of earth. It is the substance of creation, but always of impermanent things, whether heroes or Babylonian statues with feet of clay, or of things durable but fragile, such as the cuneiform tablets of ‘A Parking Lot Just Outside the Ruins of Babylon.’”—Robert Philen, from the Foreword

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

pdf iconDownload PDF (56.8 KB)
 

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF (76.1 KB)
pp. v-viii

read more

Foreword

pdf iconDownload PDF (92.4 KB)
pp. ix-xiv

Reginald Shepherd died September 10, 2008, after a difficult bout with cancer. Before his death, he had carefully selected the poems that make up this collection, so that the individual poems and the selection of poems for this collection were wholly his work. What...

Days like Survival

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.9 KB)
p. 3-3

By the Entrance to Cordova Mall, I Sat Down and Wept

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.2 KB)
p. 4-4

And Therefore I Have Sailed the Seas and Come

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.4 KB)
p. 5-5

As If from the Dead

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.0 KB)
p. 6-6

Attempted Birdcage Number Three

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.3 KB)
p. 7-7

To Be Free

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.9 KB)
p. 8-8

The New Life

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.7 KB)
p. 9-9

Direction of Fall

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.4 KB)
p. 10-10

My Mother Was No White Dove

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.2 KB)
p. 11-11

E Lucevan le Stelle

pdf iconDownload PDF (57.9 KB)
pp. 12-13

Experiment V

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.5 KB)
p. 14-14

In the Badlands

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.7 KB)
p. 15-15

Water Is a Museum

pdf iconDownload PDF (57.8 KB)
pp. 16-17

Doppelganger Music

pdf iconDownload PDF (58.4 KB)
pp. 18-19

A Shoulder to the Wheel

pdf iconDownload PDF (57.0 KB)
pp. 20-21

In Bloom

pdf iconDownload PDF (51.9 KB)
p. 22-22

Along with Whatever Has Not Yet Been Named

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.5 KB)
p. 23-23

To Summon Up a Son

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.6 KB)
p. 24-24

Given Distance,

pdf iconDownload PDF (57.7 KB)
pp. 25-26

What Nature Doesn’t Show

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.2 KB)
p. 27-27

Wrote for Luck

pdf iconDownload PDF (58.0 KB)
pp. 28-29

My Mother Dated Otis Redding

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.2 KB)
p. 30-30

Flying

pdf iconDownload PDF (59.2 KB)
pp. 31-32

Falling

pdf iconDownload PDF (60.6 KB)
pp. 33-34

Some Dreams He Forgot

pdf iconDownload PDF (91.0 KB)
pp. 35-40

II

pdf iconDownload PDF (46.3 KB)
pp. 41-42

Dead Boys Club

pdf iconDownload PDF (60.6 KB)
pp. 43-44

My Father by the Sea, Supposedly

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.5 KB)
p. 45-45

A Little Iliad

pdf iconDownload PDF (61.1 KB)
pp. 46-47

Scraps of an Achilles

pdf iconDownload PDF (55.5 KB)
p. 48-48

On Heroes and Hero Worship

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.5 KB)
p. 49-49

Play Dead

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.6 KB)
p. 50-50

My Immortal

pdf iconDownload PDF (58.4 KB)
pp. 51-52

Somewhere Off the Coast of Cyprus

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.3 KB)
p. 53-53

The New Gods

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.1 KB)
p. 54-54

If Orpheus Were Honest with Her

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.6 KB)
p. 55-55

Silent Film, Sound of Glass

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.1 KB)
p. 56-56

Modernism

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.9 KB)
p. 57-57

And This She Knows

pdf iconDownload PDF (61.5 KB)
pp. 58-59

A Man Named Property

pdf iconDownload PDF (59.0 KB)
pp. 60-61

Natural Selection

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.0 KB)
p. 62-62

Once Thought to Have Been Destroyed

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.1 KB)
p. 63-63

The Shallows

pdf iconDownload PDF (59.3 KB)
pp. 64-65

What It Is to Burn

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.8 KB)
p. 66-66

I’ve Known the Garden

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.9 KB)
p. 67-67

Next Year in Gomorrah

pdf iconDownload PDF (65.9 KB)
pp. 68-70

A Parking Lot Just Outside the Ruins of Babylon

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.9 KB)
p. 71-71

Alongside the Desiring Machines

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.3 KB)
p. 72-72

Approximately Nothing

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.8 KB)
p. 73-73

Kings Go Forth

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.8 KB)
p. 74-74

Seize the Day

pdf iconDownload PDF (58.5 KB)
pp. 75-76

September Songs

pdf iconDownload PDF (59.0 KB)
pp. 77-78

Song of the Yet-to-Be-Decided

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.9 KB)
p. 79-79

Soon

pdf iconDownload PDF (52.7 KB)
p. 80-80

Narcissus Before the Rain

pdf iconDownload PDF (53.0 KB)
p. 81-81

Lincoln Park Apocrypha

pdf iconDownload PDF (61.4 KB)
pp. 82-83

“God-With-Us”

pdf iconDownload PDF (67.8 KB)
pp. 84-86

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF (60.7 KB)
pp. 87-88


E-ISBN-13: 9780822978305
E-ISBN-10: 082297830X
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822961499
Print-ISBN-10: 0822961490

Page Count: 104
Publication Year: 2011

Series Title: Pitt Poetry Series
Series Editor Byline: Ed Ochester