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Borgo Of The Holy Ghost

Stephen McLeod foreword by Richard Howard

Publication Year: 2001

An accomplished poet with credits in such literary magazines as APR, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and many others, Stephen McLeod is the 2001 recipient of the May Swenson Poetry Award. Judge for the competition was Richard Howard, internationally known poet and winner of the Pulitzer and many other poetry awards.

Published by: Utah State University Press

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

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FOREWORD A Note on Stephen McLeod’s The Borgo of the Holy Ghost

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pp. ix-x

So assured is the utterance here, so convinced the diction and so swift the procession of tropes, that I suspect the most availing strategy for a new reader (it would be a literalism to call Mr. McLeod a “new” poet, for he incessantly reverts to practiced stanzas, sonnets and sestinas, a litany of old contraptions and even older disciplines, of which more presently)—for a new reader, then...

ONE

Donation

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pp. 5-

Becoming Kansas

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pp. 6-7

That Crazy Moon

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pp. 8-

Andante con Moto

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pp. 9-11

The Shoulder Where It Belongs

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pp. 12-

Of Being and Essence

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pp. 13-

The Execution

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pp. 14-

Logo

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pp. 15-

The Borgo of the Holy Ghost

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pp. 16-17

Easter in Belgrade (1999)

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pp. 18-19

A.D.

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pp. 19-

At John Brown’s Grave

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pp. 20-21

Diva

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pp. 22-

The Broken Gull

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pp. 23-24

TWO

Obsessive

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pp. 27-

Limelight

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pp. 28-

Mismaloya Bay (Mexico, 1977)

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pp. 29-

Speaking in Tongues

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pp. 30-31

My Father’s Son

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pp. 32-

Broken

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pp. 33-

Our Lady of Abundance

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pp. 34-

For Barbara & Vincent

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pp. 35-36

Against Stevens

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pp. 37-

I Saw the World End

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pp. 38-

Nietzsche at Bayreuth: 1876

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pp. 39-

Das Lied von der Erde

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pp. 40-

Brindisi

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pp. 41-

The Goldberg Variations

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pp. 42-

Chronic

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pp. 43-

Blessing

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pp. 44-

First Morning Light

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pp. 45-46

An Exercise for Lovers

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pp. 47-

What to Do What to Say

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pp. 48-

THREE

Creation (Rodin)

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pp. 51-

Ici (Joan Mitchell)

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pp. 52-

Apology (Willem de Kooning)

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pp. 53-

Gray and Green (Mark Rothko)

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pp. 54-

Autumn Rhythm ( Jackson Pollock)

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pp. 55-

Pieta (Michelangelo)

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pp. 56-

Annunciation (Fra Angelico)

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pp. 57-58

Late Reading

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pp. 59-60

Where I Would Not Go

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pp. 61-

My Brother’s Ghost

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pp. 62-

Just By Deciding It

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pp. 63-64

Just the Facts

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pp. 65-

All Roads Lead to Kansas

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pp. 66-67

Roses

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pp. 68-

At the West Street Piers

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pp. 69-

Heaven Reassigned

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pp. 70-71

What Comes Through Hearing

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pp. 72-

The Dead

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pp. 73-

About the Author

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pp. 74-

The May Swenson Poetry Award

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pp. 74-


E-ISBN-13: 9780874214222
Print-ISBN-13: 9780874214208

Page Count: 74
Publication Year: 2001

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