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The Dollmaker's Ghost

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A reissuing of The Dollmaker’s Ghost, poetry by Larry Levis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887482823
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 1,443,006
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

LARRY LEVIS has published five collections of poetry. His most recent books are Winter Stars (1985), and The Widening Spell of the Leaves (1991). His first collection of short stories, Black Freckles, will appear in 1992 from Peregrine Smith. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lamont Prize for Poetry in 1976, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia in 1988. The Dollmaker’s Ghost was selected by Stanley Kunitz as the winner of the Open Competition of the National Poetry Series in 1981. Currently Mr. Levis directs the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Utah.

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Table of Contents


Picking Grapes in an Abandoned Vineyard
A Study of Three Crows
The Cocoon
The Future of Hands
The Ownership of the Night
To a Wall of Flame in a Steel Mill, Syracuse, New York, 1969

Truman, Da Vinci, Nebraska
Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931
To a Woman Glancing Up from the River
A Pool of Light
The Grass

Words for the Axe
My Only Photograph of Weldon Kees
The Blue Hatband
For Miguel Hernandez in His Sleep and in His Sickness: Spring, 1942, Madrid
For Zbigniew Herbert, Summer, 1971, Los Angeles
Garcia Lorca: A Photograph of the Granada Cemetery, 1966
The Wish to Be Picked Clean

Lost Fan, Hotel Californian, Fresno, 1923
Some Ashes Drifting Above Piedra, California
For a Ghost Who Once Placed Bets in the Park
Overhearing the Dollmaker’s Ghost on the Riverbank
To My Ghost Reflected in the Auxvasse River
Blue Stones
The Spirit Says, You are Nothing:

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