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New and Selected Poems, 1957-2011

Robert Sward

Publication Year: 2011

New and Selected Poems: 1957 - 2011 is culled from Robert Sward's newest and best works, including both previously unpublished poems and selections from his 20+ books of poetry. It is the definitive Sward collection, exhibiting throughout his signature style: outwardly zany and fanciful, but inwardly serious, troubled, and questioning. They cover the territory Sward has tread so well—love, divorce, multiple marriage, aging, loss, and the challenge of bringing up children in a highly unstable world—in his lifelong search for the liberating illumination of IT.

Published by: Red Hen Press

Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Dedication

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An Introduction to Robert Sward

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pp. 15-17

Reminiscences from Cornell University, over forty years ago: I remember the eyes: large, hazel‑brown, luminous, kindly. And the manner: hesitant but pleasant. And the sense one had of a gentle, oddly elegant madness. He was tall: one thought he must look like Robert Lowell. And there was insight: he would stammer, but there...

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Author's Note

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pp. 19-

Ram Dass says, “Old age is about harvesting whatever your life’s work has been.” Now in my 70’s, I don’t feel especially old, but my life’s work has been, and continues to be, poetry, and, fifty years after my first publication, this is harvest time. From the thousand or so poems I’ve written since the early 1950s, these are the ones I’d like...

From Uncle Dog & Other Poems, 1962

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pp. 23-

Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9

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pp. 25-26

The Kite

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pp. 27-

Dodo

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pp. 28-29

Hello Poem

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pp. 30-31

From Kissing the Dancer & Other Poems, 1964

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pp. 33-34

Kissing the Dancer

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pp. 35-36

Marriage

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pp. 37-

Chicago's Waldheim Cemetery

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pp. 38-

Scenes from a Text

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pp. 39-

Nightgown, Wife's Gown

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pp. 40-

Socrates at the Symposium (Sonnet for Two Voices)

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pp. 41-

All for a Day

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pp. 42-

From Thousand-Year-Old Fiancée & Other Poems, 1965

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pp. 43-

Movies: Left to Right

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pp. 45-46

Thousand-Year-Old Fiancee

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pp. 47-48

Report from the Front

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pp. 49-

Iowa

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pp. 50-

Iowa Writers' Workshop - 1958

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pp. 51-53

Honey Bear

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pp. 54-55

Blind Poet

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pp. 56-57

Mr. Amnesia

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pp. 58-60

Yaddo

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pp. 61-62

Personal Stress Assessment

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pp. 63-

Post-Modern

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pp. 64-65

From Half a Life's History, 1983

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pp. 67-

Scarf Gobble Wallow Inventory

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pp. 69-70

Statement of Poetics, or Goodbye to Myself

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pp. 71-73

From Poet Santa Cruz, 1985

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pp. 75-

Ode to Santa Cruz

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pp. 77-78

Castroville, California - A Sonnet

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pp. 79-

From Four Incarnations, 1991

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pp. 81-

Four Incarnations

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pp. 83-87

Clancy the Dog

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pp. 88-

Scarlet the Parrot

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pp. 89-91

Alfa the Dog

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pp. 92-93

Basketball's the American Game Because it's Hysterical

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pp. 94-95

On My Way to the Korean War

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pp. 96-98

1950s / 1960s

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pp. 99-103

Ode to Torpor

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pp. 104-

Sausalito Ferry Poem

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pp. 105-

For Gloria on Her 60th Birthday, or Looking for Love in Merriam-Webster

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pp. 106-107

Hannah

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pp. 108-

Portrait of an L.A. Daughter

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pp. 109-111

Water Breather

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pp. 112-119

Fashion Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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pp. 120-122

My Muse

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pp. 123-124

One for the Road

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pp. 125-

Turning 60

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pp. 126-128

From God is in the Cracks, 2006

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pp. 129-

Son of the Commandment

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pp. 131-132

A Prayer for My Mother

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pp. 133-143

Rosicrucian in the Basement

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pp. 144-149

Heavenly Sex

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pp. 150-151

Wedding #2

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pp. 152-155

New Poems: Good News from the Other World

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pp. 157-

One-Stop Foot Shop

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pp. 159-160

He Takes Me Back as a Patient

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pp. 161-

Good News from the Other World

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pp. 162-163

Arch Supports - The Fitting

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pp. 164-165

God is in the Cracks

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pp. 166-167

New Poems: A Man Needs a Place to Stand

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pp. 169-

A Man Needs a Place to Stand

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pp. 171-

Life is Its Own Afterlife

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pp. 172-173

From Beyond the Grave, the Podiatrist Counsels His Son on Prayer

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pp. 174-175

This is a Father

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pp. 176-

Online with the "Urban Dictionary"

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pp. 177-178

The Astronomer, a Universe for Beginners

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pp. 179-180

The World According to Shelby

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pp. 181-182

In a World of No

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pp. 183-184

Laika, Dog Astronaut

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pp. 185-

Inter-Species Healing, a Specialty

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pp. 186-187

Gimme Your Paw

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pp. 188-189

Companion Animals

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pp. 190-192

Dr. Sward's Cure for Melancholia

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pp. 193-194

A Face to Sadden God

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pp. 195-196

In Heaven, Too, There are Jews

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pp. 197-

The World is Broken

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pp. 198-

Surviving Death

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pp. 199-

Soul Retrieval

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pp. 200-

Appendix

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pp. 201-202

Biographical Note

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pp. 208-


E-ISBN-13: 9781597093309
Print-ISBN-13: 9781597092616
Print-ISBN-10: 1597092614

Page Count: 208
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: First

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