In the Country of Elegies


A collection of poems by T. Alan Broughton.

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A collection of poems by T. Alan Broughton.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887481987
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

In the Country of Elegies is T. ALAN BROUGHTON’s fifth collection of poems, each published by Carnegie Mellon. He has also published four novels and a collection of short stories. His work has been honored by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Cumae, 1951 11
Praise for the Core and Crust of Earth 13
On the Way to School 18
Banished 19
Mute 20
Archeology Professor, Emeritus 21
Lost Treasure 22
Forges at Conshohocken 23
Blues for a Dancer 24
Minor Earthquake 25
Parable 26
Night and Day as Categories of Perception 27
Brief Pardons 28
Message From Herculaneum 31
Crowkeeper's Song 37
Riding the Thermals 38
Stillwater Canticles 39
After the Funeral 42
Where Home Was 43
Beyond the Picturesque 44
A Prayer 45
Local Habitation 47
Visiting an Old Friend 48
In the Country of Elegies 49
Toward Light 57
Lullaby, And Goodnight 58
The Idea Who Dreamed Plato 61
Don Giovanni's Dream 62
Itinerant 63
Conversion 64
A Season's Edge 65
Leaving the Island 66
Somewhere in America 67
Break-out 68
Outside In 69
An Old Riddle 71
Memory's Calendar 72
Mappemonde 74
On This Side of the Canvas 77
The Limits of Translation 78
Death as a Cloudless Day 79
Recognitions 80
Studies of Cabbages and Salad 81
Van Gogh and the Olive Grove 83
The Generous Past 84
It Is the Sky that Changes 85
Lyric 86
The Almond Tree 87
Reconstructions 88
Make Them Blue 89
The Marker of Shapes 90
A Brilliant Parenthesis 92
Improvisation 94
Aroma of Thyme 95
Preparing the Way 96
Elegy 97
The Need to Say It 98
Serenade for Winds 100
Refuge 102
Invitation Poems 107
Screen for the Still Hours of Memory 113
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