Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia

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In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant community of poets working today. Notable for its ethnic diversity, Common Wealth showcases the work ...

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Overview

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant community of poets working today. Notable for its ethnic diversity, Common Wealth showcases the work of fifty-three poets—all of whom have a close connection to the Commonwealth—ranging from the virtually unknown to the well established, and representing all regions of the state.

Contributors:

Talvikki Ansel
• Jennifer Atkinson
• Molly Bendall
• Kelly Cherry
• Michael Chitwood
• Rosanne Coggeshall
• Stephen Cushman
• Richard Dillard
• Gregory Donovan
• Rita Dove
• Claudia Emerson
• Forrest Gander
• George Garrett
• Margaret Gibson
• Nikki Giovanni
• John Haines
• Cathryn Hankla
• Henry Hart
• David Huddle
• T. R. Hummer
• Julia Johnson
• Sam Kashner
• Sally Keith
• Sarah Kennedy
• Peter Klappert
• Jeanne Larsen
• Edward C. Lynskey
• Heather Ross Miller
• Elizabeth Seydel Morgan
• Debra Nystrom
• Gregory Orr
• Eric Pankey
• Jim Peterson
• Hermine Pinson
• Lucinda Roy
• Steve Scafidi
• Nancy Schoenberger
• Tim Seibles
• Dana Littlepage Smith
• Dave Smith
• R. T. Smith
• Ron Smith
• Katherine Soniat
• Lisa Russ Spaar
• Dan Stryk
• Dabney Stuart
• Eleanor Ross Taylor
• Henry Taylor
• Eric Trethewey
• Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
• Reetika Vazirani
• Ellen Bryant Voigt
• Charles Wright

Sarah Kennedy is Assistant Professor of English at Mary Baldwin College and the author of Double Exposure, Flow Blue, and From the Midland Plain. R. T. Smith is the editor of Shenandoah magazine at Washington and Lee University and the author of several books, including Messenger, Trespasser, and The Cardinal Heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813922225
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Kennedy is Assistant Professor of English at Mary Baldwin College and the author of Double Exposure, Flow Blue, and From the Midland Plain. R. T. Smith is the editor of Shenandoah magazine at Washington and Lee University and the author of several books, including Messenger, Trespasser, and The Cardinal Heart.

University of Virginia Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction
John Clare 1
Study Skins 2
The Dogwood Tree 4
Sky Shows around the Edges 5
Three Years: A Composition in Gesso and Graphite 5
A Shade Away 7
Bird Talk 8
On Watching a Young Man Play Tennis 9
Epithalamium 11
Thinking of Rome in Fair Lea, West Virginia 12
Weave Room 13
Jets 14
Prayer for the Whole State 15
View from Lee's Camp 17
Second Opinion 18
Poe at the End 20
The Mullins Farm 23
The Grandfather in the Rafters 25
Runes 26
Parsley 27
The Event 30
Taking in Wash 31
Canary 32
Auction 33
Plagues 34
The Taxidermist 35
The Admirer 35
Field Guide to Southern Virginia 38
Figure of Speech 41
The Long and the Short of It 42
Main Currents of American Political Thought 43
Earth Elegy 45
Keeping Still 47
Presque Isle 48
Knoxville, Tennessee 49
Nikki-Rosa 50
The Stone Harp 52
The Weaver 53
Brand 54
Encounter 55
On Athena's Shoulder 56
Pocahontas in Jamestown 57
Notes from Mount Vernon 58
Threshing Wheat 60
Study 61
Model Father 62
Heresies, Overheard 64
Zeitgeist Lightning 66
Friendly Fire 67
October in Virginia 68
The Drive 68
Vehemence & Opinions 70
Unidentifiable in Rain 71
The Hunters 73
Flow Blue 75
Ewe 76
Sin 77
Bright Moments Lakeside 78
Chokecherries 79
Turning the Edge 81
After the Rains 82
In Search of Our Father's Guitar and Gin 83
Persephone in West Virginia 84
Cloudless Sulfur, Swallowtail, Great Spangled Fritillary 85
Good Colds 86
Sleepwalker 87
Swing, Boat, Table 88
At Epidaurus 89
The Cliff Swallows 91
Emily's Ghost 91
Like Any Other Man 93
Leaving the Asylum 93
We Must Make a Kingdom of It 94
Celestial Desolations 95
Nostalgia 96
Crab Apple 97
A Walk with My Father 97
Fish to Fry 99
Not Talking at Dawn 100
Left-Handed Poem 102
The Curtsy 104
The Virginia Reel 105
On Looking into Golding's Ovid 108
To Whoever Set My Truck on Fire 109
Ode to Rosa Parks 110
Nathaniel Hawthorne in Hell 112
Long like a River 113
Latin 114
Asherah 117
The Widow and Her Mite 118
Night Pleasures 120
Canary Weather in Virginia 121
Crab House 121
On a Field Tip at Fredericksburg 122
Near the Docks 123
Of Oystermen, Workboats 124
Alphabet 126
Zion, Vernacular Exposure, Mockingbird Song 127
Scavenging the Wall 129
Leaving Forever 131
Photograph of Jesse Owens at the Gun 132
Apricots and Oranges 134
Pressure 135
Rapunzel at 14 136
April 137
Spirit of Komodo 139
Sleepwalker 141
The Man Who Loved Cezanne 142
The Amber Window 143
Hidden Meanings 144
August Doves 145
Shaking the Plum Tree 146
Deer 146
The Sky-Watcher 147
Late Leisure 148
The Hayfork 150
At South Fork Cemetery 152
Tradition and the Individual Talent 152
Barbed Wire 153
Artichoke 154
The Flying Change 154
Riding Lesson 155
Postbellum 156
Irony in the Teaching of Oedipus Tyrannus 156
199 Lee Street 158
Daphne 159
Type A Personality 160
It's Me, I'm Not Home 161
Farm Wife 163
Jug Brook 164
Soft Cloud Passing 165
Dog Creek Mainline 167
Clear Night 169
Still Life on a Matchbox Lid 169
Deep Measure 170
A Bad Memory Makes You a Metaphysician. A Good One Makes You a Saint 171
The Appalachian Book of the Dead IV 171
The Appalachian Book of the Dead VI 172
Freezing Rain 173
Acknowledgments 175
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