Crossroads: Poems

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The 12th book of original verse by this prolific author of dozens of volumes of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Paper edition unseen, $8.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807117545
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David R. Slavitt, the author of dozens of volumes of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is one of the most versatile and prolific writers of our day. His many books include the novels Turkish Delights, Lives of the Saints, Salazar Blinks, and The Hussar and the poetry collections Equinox, Eight Longer Poems and The Walls of Thebes. Slavitt is also a noted translator of the works of Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Avainus. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has taught at Temple University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Bennington College.

LSU Press

David R. Slavitt, the author of dozens of volumes of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is one of the most versatile and prolific writers of our day. His many books include the novels Turkish Delights, Lives of the Saints, Salazar Blinks, and The Hussar and the poetry collections Equinox, Eight Longer Poems and The Walls of Thebes. Slavitt is also a noted translator of the works of Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Avainus. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has taught at Temple University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Bennington College.

LSU Press

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Table of Contents

Going to Ground 3
Pentina: A Drive Through a Bad Five Blocks 5
Crossroads 6
Ida 8
Lullaby 10
Dirge 12
Bottom 13
The Penitent Peters 14
Cityscape: Winter 16
Amphibian 17
Poems Written on Hotel Stationery 18
Summer Storm 20
Mosquito 21
Raptures 22
Ismene 23
Job's Wife 25
Scordatura 27
The Prince 28
Tatiana, Older 29
Big Bird 30
Greeting to a Granddaughter 31
Sentence 32
Museum of Science: Discovery Room 33
Cape Cod Snapshot 34
To His Books 39
Authority 40
Jeux d'Esprit 41
Three Imitations from Catullus 42
Novelists and Poets 44
The Gig 45
An Extremely Short History of China 47
Gallows Humor 49
Canzone 51
Killing Time 53
Scream 56
Welliver's Trees 58
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