American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement

American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement

by Virgil Suarez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877457476

ISBN-13: 9780877457473

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877457473
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Note
Acknowledgments
Dialect3
China Camp, California5
Passports7
Generations10
The Years12
In the Chips13
Gallery15
The Letter17
Exile18
Diasporadic21
On Forgettings23
Flood Plain: The Right-of-Way25
And Wake Up Where?27
Political or Not, Here Comes that Poem29
Changing the Name to Ochester31
Jose Canseco Breks Our Hearts Again35
Poem for Pancho Gonzales36
Running to America37
City of Angels38
The Emigrant39
Willie and the Train40
Distance41
Mi Vida: Wings of Fright42
Thieves of Light43
Come to Find Out46
Poem for a Vietnamese Student48
Variations for Hendrix and Vietnam49
At the Bar51
Years of Exile54
California56
Still Kicking in America58
Persona59
Farragut North61
In the Twilight Zone All I Know Is the Commercials62
Dust and Broughtonia64
Two Sounds65
Under the Freeway in El Paso66
Todorov at Ellis Island68
Dixie69
The Extinct Homeland - A Conversation with Czeslaw Milosz75
13th Arrondissement Blues78
La Lupe80
Rafael Hernandez83
To Be Sung on the Fourth of July86
New York Public Library89
Public School No. 18, Paterson, New Jersey91
Whereabouts93
Reading Kerouac, Yorkshire95
King of Wounds96
Easter, Circa 196098
Salt Longing99
History Class100
Death of a War Hero104
Mercy and the Brazos River108
Inventory110
The Pallor of Survival112
Colors of a Free Life114
Guide to the Tokyo Subway116
Letter to Mirta Yanez120
Coral Way, Near the Roads122
The Refugee123
Homecoming127
From the Book of Lamentations128
Loose Sugar129
Red Fingernails130
Phonograph131
My Father Learns to Speak (Again)133
The Cloud of Unknowing135
Exile137
Digging Up Peonies138
Book of Ruth140
Coaching My Father on His Temporarily Moving into My Old Bedroom142
Love Penned Red143
Lost and Found144
Wind-Chill Factor145
Waiting on Family Court147
Jew's Harp148
For Borscht149
Yes151
The Star-Spangled Banner153
Translating My Parents156
Arturo158
Lenox Hill160
My Father Recounts a Story from His Youth163
Jasmine166
Dislocation169
How to Look West from Mount Pleasant, Utah172
Heat Wave: Liberty, Missouri175
You, If No One Else178
A Note on My Son's Face180
Photo, 1945183
Auger185
Ghost Passenger, Day and Night187
Thoreau189
The Minks190
Postcards from Florida192
Vanity of the Atlantic Ocean194
For the Old Rider at the Mall in Sioux Falls196
Mexican198
To the Bougainvillaea201
The Patriot202
In Heavy Fog Outside Bishopville, South Carolina203
Underwater204
Cross-Cultural Generes205
Seizure206
Shoyn Fergessin: "I've Forgotten" in Yiddish207
Prodigal208
Barbie, Madame Alexander, Bronislawa Wajs210
American Suite for a Lost Daughter213
Scoured216
The Estrangement of Luis Morone217
For the Sake of Tiger Lilies219
Lamentation Canzone220
On Being Told I Don't Speak Like a Black Person224
El Balserito227
Ninety-one in the Shade228
35-mm Clips233
The End of Soup Kitchens235
Poem at an Unmarked Grave237
Portrait of a Couple at Century's End238
Towns240
Four Clouds Like the Irish in Memory242
A Northern Darkness243
Absence247
For Someone Considering Death249
Dwarf with Violin, Government Center Station250
Postcards to Columbus251
Postmodernism252
Survivor's Song253
Credo254
Questions for Ecclesiastes255
No Living in Parked Vehicles258
Soul259
Seven & Seven261
Breaking and Entering262
Joint Venture263
Manifesto265
How the Streets in Front of Kaufmann's Department Store Tell Me I Am Home267
A Change of Place269
Nod270
Dark Songs: Slave House and Synagogue272
July 4th281
Internal Exile285
Bodwin's Madmen286
Autobiography287
Confession291
Ang Tunay Na Lalaki Stalks the Streets of New York293
Mask295
The Reappeared297
In California298
East River Prison Barge300
The Sirens of Los Angeles301
Beach Rogue303
Plus Shipping304
David's Rumor306
Big Thicket Requiem310
Rural Particles315
Symmetry316
Teshuvah317
Max Beckmann & Quappi in Blue318
Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum321
Comcomly's Skull322
Looking for Level Green324
Two Uncertainties325
What Hurts326
Moment327
Walking Back328
A Flock of Phantom Limbs Gather at the Border329
Elegy Written on a Blue Cement Gravestone (To You, the Archeologist)331
Poem from Across the Country333
Miami335
How It Begins - How It Ends336
Contributors' Notes337
Permissions357
Index365

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