Guide to the Blue Tongue: Poems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252070501
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Illinois Poetry Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Son montuno 3
Forecast 5
Miranda, Nina de ojos azules 6
En el jardin de los espejos quebrados, Caliban Catches a Glimpse of His Reflection 7
La tempestad de las palabras blancas 8
Prospero's Papermaking Recipe 9
How the Days Go in the Tropics 10
The Alchemy of Self-Implosion 11
The Kaleidoscopic Nature of Irascible Palms 12
Carbonero 13
Prospero in Havana 14
Black Cuban 15
Storm House 16
Black Calligraphy 17
Desire 19
Rules of Order 20
The Reconciliation between los que se fueron y los que se quedaron 21
Las voces de los perdidos/Voices of the Lost 22
Caliban and the Sirens 23
Anachronistic, Caliban Breaks All His Time-Keeping Inventions 24
Wood 27
Excerpts from the Book of Mythopoesis 28
La historia de la aucensia; or, How to Keep from Being Blinded by the Sun Reflecting Off Cuban Beach Sand 29
The Mythopoesis of the Man Who Forgot the Way Back 31
I, Caliban, or the Emperor of the In-Between 32
Urbanesque 34
Lo que se va en la noche/What Leaves in the Night 35
Self-Interview in the Hibiscus Garden with Coffee and Bagels 36
Self-Interview next to the Pomegranate Tree 37
Self-Interview while Eating a Bowl of Plums and Chilean Seedless Grapes 38
Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, Part 1 39
Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, Part 2 41
Dystopia; or, Bhaktin and Derrida Mud-Wrestle for Fun and Profit 45
Curved Geometry, a Botero Beauty's Retrospective 46
The Frog King in His Youth 48
The Marquis de Sade's Ascension into Heaven 49
The Firewalkers Say "Ouch" in Aramaic 50
Between Furies and Regret 51
Black Horse Church 52
Tea Moon's Hour and the Myth of Sink Holes 53
Sink Hole Island 54
Isla 55
At the Insomniacs' Convention 56
Neruda in the Garden of Nocturnal Delights 57
In the Temple of Daydreams Someone Has Rung a Bell 58
Wind of Immortals on the Way to Tzu-jan 59
The Marquis de Sade and the Absinthe Drinkers of Tallahassee, Florida 60
Shakespeare Visits Havana 62
The Old Soothsayer Enters Santiago de Cuba 64
After Forty Years of Exile, the Poet Arrives in Cuba 65
American Drag Rhapsody: J. Edgar Hoover in Havana 66
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