The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars / Edition 1

The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars / Edition 1

by Chris Forhan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555535941

ISBN-13: 9781555535940

Pub. Date: 10/02/2003

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

“Over and over again, these poems shape the tensions that arise from Stevens' 'ever restless mind' and the world around us . . . Only the human speaker asks 'what is one to do' on a perfectly beautiful night when a fern 'rooted at the road's edge/casts the shadow of an infant's ribs.' 'No Comment,' the title of this collection's first poem, is Forhan's…  See more details below

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“Over and over again, these poems shape the tensions that arise from Stevens' 'ever restless mind' and the world around us . . . Only the human speaker asks 'what is one to do' on a perfectly beautiful night when a fern 'rooted at the road's edge/casts the shadow of an infant's ribs.' 'No Comment,' the title of this collection's first poem, is Forhan's wonderfully wry answer . . . Thankfully, Chris Forhan cannot hold his tongue, and, in the poems that follow-often lit by a playful sense of humor and a voice that is truly engaging-he creates a landscape that is both intensely physical and replete with the age-old questions.” -- From the Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555535940
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
10/02/2003
Series:
Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

No Comment3
Nothing Doing4
December 19995
Billet-Doux7
On an Old Melodrama8
The Very Button9
From a Shaded Porch11
The Hard Sciences12
Confession14
Late Meditation15
Late Winter Rain16
Lonesome Tableau17
The Actual Moon, The Actual Stars19
Pastoral21
Before25
Sepia-Tinted26
What's Left27
Grave Robbing by Daylight28
Names I've Been Called30
For Now31
It Rusts Iron and Ripens Corn33
The Past34
Sixteen36
It Couldn't Have Been Helped, It Was for the Best37
Pieta38
Here40
The Fidgeting41
Got No Blues42
Dumbwaiter to Heaven43
Where the Past Went44
Some Words from My Ghost45
Erasure49
In the Very Temple of Delight, Veil'd Melancholy50
Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer51
Keeping House Alone53
Crepuscular54
Failed Love Poem55
Quiet Hours57
A Nearer Distance58
Deciduous59
Getting There60
The Coast of Oklahoma61
My Gospel Is62
Beside Myself63
Summary and Invocation64
Notes65

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