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Kimonos in the Closet

by David Shumate

Publication Year: 2013

“These are enormously arresting, odd, wryly humorous, gripping poems. And the variety of subject matter is astounding. I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed reading a book so much.”—David Budbill

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-6

Contents

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pp. 7-11

My Desk Sets Sail

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pp. 1-12

The Art of the Moors

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pp. 2-13

Chagall’s Blue Horse

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pp. 3-14

Curry

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pp. 4-15

Mangos

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pp. 5-16

Octopus Stuck Between My Teeth

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pp. 6-17

Lincoln

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pp. 7-18

Chumming Around with Hemingway

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pp. 8-19

The Many Offspring of Genghis Khan

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pp. 9-20

Kimonos in the Closet

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pp. 10-21

Talking to the Woman in the Yellow Kimono

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pp. 11-22

Rainfall

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pp. 12-23

Waking Up as a Buddhist

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pp. 13-24

My Buddhist Lessons

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pp. 14-25

Shakespeare in the Morning

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pp. 15-26

Talking Animals

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pp. 16-27

Bringing Things Back from the Woods

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pp. 17-28

Animal Souls

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pp. 18-29

The Immigrant’s First Day at School

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pp. 19-30

The Races of Man

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pp. 20-31

The Old Teacher

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pp. 21-32

Troy

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pp. 22-33

The Man Who Made the Minotaur Up

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pp. 23-34

Those Days in Eden

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pp. 24-35

If You Hire a Poet to Draw a Map

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pp. 25-36

Route 66

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pp. 26-37

In the Company of Bedouins

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pp. 27-38

28A Thousand Steeples

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pp. 28-39

The Kind of Sleep You Can Only Get in Church

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pp. 29-40

Upon Learning Disturbing Facts Concerning the Last Supper

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pp. 30-41

An Acre

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pp. 31-42

Amish

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pp. 32-43

Rural Aria

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pp. 33-44

Broom

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pp. 34-45

Hummingbirds

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pp. 35-46

The Meek

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pp. 36-47

The Lost Arts

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pp. 37-48

Rain Dance

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pp. 38-49

Republic of Umbrellas

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pp. 39-50

Taking the Psychological Test

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pp. 40-51

When a Fool Reaches Maturity

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pp. 41-52

A Good Idea

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pp. 42-53

Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights

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pp. 43-54

The Landscape Paintings of Cheap Motels

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pp. 44-55

45In the Abstract

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pp. 45-56

The Acres of the Moon

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pp. 46-57

An Inventory of Moons

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pp. 47-58

How to Speak to the Senile

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pp. 48-59

Between Dogs

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pp. 49-60

The Tang Dynasty

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pp. 50-61

Moving Away from Home

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pp. 51-62

Surgery

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pp. 52-63

53The Executioner

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pp. 53-64

After My Beheading

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pp. 54-65

All the Dead

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pp. 55-66

Getting Outfitted for a Casket

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pp. 56-67

Widow

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pp. 57-68

The Soldier’s Hundredth Birthday Cake

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pp. 58-69

The Last Nazi

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pp. 59-70

A Hundred Years from Now

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pp. 60-61

Acknowledgments

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pp. 62-73

Back Cover

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p. 74-74


E-ISBN-13: 9780822979166
E-ISBN-10: 0822979160
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822962649
Print-ISBN-10: 0822962640

Page Count: 72
Publication Year: 2013

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

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