A Circus of Needs


A collection of poems by Stephen Dunn.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
This Hardcover is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...


A collection of poems by Stephen Dunn.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915604500
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1978

Meet the Author

A Circus of Needs is STEPHEN DUNN's third collection of poems. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals including Poetry Northwest, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Three Rivers Poetry Journal. He teaches at Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Homage to the Divers

The Man Who Never Loses His Balance
The Capitalist's Love Letter
Split: 1962
Outline For a Religious Story
For A., Who Knows It's Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart
If Once In Silence
Any Time
Building a Person
Beached Whales Off Margate
Belly Dancer at the Hotel Jerome
The Muse
The Gambler at Home
Greenwich Village: A Memory
A Concise History of the Future
Notes Toward a 20th Century Newsreel
Here and There
A Circus of Needs

Imagine: A Stolen Kiss
Anatomy Lesson: A School For Boys
Let's See If I Have It Right
Essay on Sanity

In a Dream of Horses
Modern Fable
Introduction to the 20th Century
Creating the Conditions
The Magician's Dream
Danse Manhattanique
The Manhattanite's Dream
Let's Say
This Late in the Century
A Few Nights and Days
Fable of the Unsharable Secrets of the Universe
Fable of the Water Merchants
Fable of the Mad and the Respectable
The Man Who Loves Hegel
Modern Dance Class
The Obsession
The Worrier
The Solitary Man's Story
To You, Whomever
Instead of You

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)