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Necessary Light
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Winner of the 1999 May Swenson Poetry Award, Patricia Fargnoli has also received the Robert Frost Literary Award, a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, has been in residences many times at the Dorset Writers Colony, and has received several other awards for her poetry. Her work has been published in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and many other literary journals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Part One
  2. p. 1
  1. How This Poet Thinks
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Hopper's Paintings
  2. p. 5
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  1. Landscape in Blue and Bronze
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  1. From Eleven Years Later
  2. p. 7
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  1. Breaking Silence—For My Son
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  1. Naming My Daughter
  2. p. 9
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  1. Going
  2. p. 10
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  1. Miniature
  2. p. 11
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  1. Sea Watchers
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. From a Rented Cottage by Winnisquam in Rain
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. At the Mystic Aquarium
  2. p. 15
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  1. Gifts
  2. p. 16
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  1. Evensong
  2. p. 17
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  1. The Sleepers
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. The Decision
  2. p. 20
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  1. Nightwork
  2. p. 21
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  1. Sag Harbor Sundown
  2. p. 22
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  1. Crossing the Sound
  2. p. 23
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  1. Pemaquid Beach After a Week Alone
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  1. On Hearing of the Sudden Death of a Friend
  2. p. 25
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  1. At the Enosberg Falls Cemetery
  2. p. 26
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  1. Lamentation
  2. p. 27
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  1. Lightning Spreads Out Across the Water
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. Watching Light in the Field
  2. p. 30
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  1. Part Two
  2. p. 31
  1. In the Winter of My Sixtieth Year
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. When I Wake to a Bedroom Filled with Blue Lights
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. In the City Without a Name
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Weed in Drought
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. Location
  2. p. 41
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  1. In the Basement of the First Church
  2. pp. 42-43
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  1. From the Blue Room at the Colony
  2. p. 44
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  1. Visiting Frost's Grave
  2. pp. 45-46
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  1. Boundaries
  2. pp. 47-48
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  1. Winter Sky over Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  2. p. 49
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  1. Starry Night
  2. p. 50
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  1. Fall Garden and the Weather Coming In
  2. p. 51
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  1. Invocation
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. The Reading: University College, Galway
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Near Galway
  2. p. 56
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  1. Dublin Beggar
  2. p. 57
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  1. Pilot Glasses
  2. pp. 58-59
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  1. Roofmen
  2. p. 60
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  1. Naming
  2. p. 61
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  1. Anniversaries
  2. pp. 62-63
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  1. Still Water
  2. p. 64
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  1. Letter from Cranberry Island
  2. p. 65
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 66
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 67
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  1. The May Swenson Poetry Award
  2. p. 68
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