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Since her early poems, Katharine Coles has been known as a poet who isn’t afraid to tackle big subjects that occupy the intersections of art and science, including how we know what is true (if we do). Driven by her insatiable curiosity and relying on a use of form and elision so deft it amounts to sleight-of-hand, Coles in her seventh book, Wayward, brings these big questions into small spaces, moving the reader at mind-speed through brief meditations on love, marriage, and family; the permeable boundaries of the self; death; and perception. Though her subjects are deeply serious, Coles’ primary tools for addressing them include her wry wit and agile intelligence, which, taking nothing for granted, she deploys to examine our basic assumptions about the world and our experience within it. As always, Coles here uses technical skill to move her thinking in new directions—many of them at once.

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  1. Half-Title, Title, Copyright, Acknowledgments
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  1. How We Sing
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  1. Wayward
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  1. The Archimedes Palimpsest
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  1. Annunciation
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  1. How We Sing
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  1. The New Day
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  1. Wayward
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  1. The Same Old Riddle
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  1. The Archimedes Palimpsest
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  1. On Sappho
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  1. Why We Always Fuck Before A Funeral
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  1. Interior
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  1. Another Beast
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  1. Thirst
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  1. On Sappho
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  1. From the Middle
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  1. Why We Always Fuck Before A Funeral
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  1. Another Beast
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  1. Cento with Typo, from a Blog by Errol Morris
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  1. Just a Thought
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  1. Bewilder
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  1. Landscape with Alchemist
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  1. Narrative
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  1. Self-Portrait from a Negative
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  1. From the Middle
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  1. From Space
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  1. Misreading
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  1. Sensible
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  1. Cento with Typo, from a Blog by Errol Morris
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  1. Self-Portrait Up in the Air
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  1. Bewilder
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  1. Does the Earth Move
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  1. Landscape with Alchemist
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  1. In for a dime,
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  1. Self-Portrait from a Negative
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  1. Denial
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  1. From Space
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  1. Once
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  1. Sensible
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  1. The Question of the Soul
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  1. Self-Portrait Up in the Air
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  1. In Our Twenty-fifth Summer
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  1. Does the Earth Move
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  1. Longevity
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  1. In for a dime,
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  1. Carnal
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  1. Denial
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  1. Kept in Mind
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  1. Once
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  1. The Oldest Known Love Poem
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  1. The Question of the Soul
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  1. No End to Happiness,
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  1. In Our Twenty-fifth Summer
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  1. Stranger and Stranger
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  1. Longevity
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  1. Either They Were Human
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  1. Carnal
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  1. Canem Nigrum
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  1. Kept in Mind
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  1. Ice Age
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  1. The Oldest Known Love Poem
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  1. No End to Happiness,
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  1. Self-Portrait with Nightfall
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  1. Stranger and Stranger
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  1. The Things We Observe in the Universe Are Not the Important Things
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  1. Either They Were Human
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  1. Canis Veritatem Contemplator
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  1. Canem Nigrum
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  1. Marriage
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  1. Ice Age
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  1. Memory
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  1. Rain
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  1. Self-Portrait with Nightfall
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  1. Equinox
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  1. The Things We Observe in the Universe Are Not the Important Things
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  1. Broken Renga
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  1. Canis Veritatem Contemplator
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  1. Asleep
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  1. Marriage
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  1. Canis Latrans
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  1. Memory
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  1. I Like to Wake Up
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  1. Rain
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  1. Lunar Eclipse
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  1. Equinox
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  1. Hawk
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  1. Asleep
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  1. Hideout
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  1. Canis Latrans
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  1. Summer Has No Day
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  1. I Like to Wake Up
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  1. August
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  1. Lunar Eclipse
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  1. Matchless
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  1. Hive
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  1. Shell
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  1. Hawk
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  1. Visiting the Dinosaurs
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  1. Hideout
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  1. Landscape with Bronzes and Little Rooms
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  1. Summer Has No Day
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  1. Dream
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  1. August
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  1. In the Garden
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  1. Matchless
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  1. Landscape with Bodies
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  1. Shell
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  1. Away
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  1. Landscape with Bronzes and Little Rooms
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  1. Notes
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  1. Dream
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  1. Biographical Note
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  1. In the Garden
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597098243
Related ISBN
9781597098953
MARC Record
OCLC
1128000500
Pages
112
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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