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Lucky Coat Anywhere

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In his first collection of new poems since Unsleeping, Michael Burkard presents an array of verse and prose forms dense with allusion, emotion and sensuality. Drawing on his own strand of the confessional lyric—a peculiar combination of dreams, personal disclosure, and matter-of-fact accounts of daily life—these poems rinse perception and allow one to actually see the world, free of simulation and stimulation, for what it really is.
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Overview

In his first collection of new poems since Unsleeping, Michael Burkard presents an array of verse and prose forms dense with allusion, emotion and sensuality. Drawing on his own strand of the confessional lyric—a peculiar combination of dreams, personal disclosure, and matter-of-fact accounts of daily life—these poems rinse perception and allow one to actually see the world, free of simulation and stimulation, for what it really is.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984459810
  • Publisher: Nightboat Books
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL BURKARD is the author of ten previous collections of poetry, including Envelope of Night: Selected and Uncollected Poems 1966–1990. He has received numerous awards, including a Whiting Award and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. He teaches at Syracuse University.
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Table of Contents

Black Horses in White Envelopes
The Found Face Girl
Ghost Reader (A Street in Brooklyn)
Ghost Text
Meditation Brought about by George Bogin’s Translation of Jules Supervielle’s Poem “The Sea”
a retreat of chairs retreat of chars (2)
retreat of chairs (3)
retreat of chairs (4)
Take the A Train
Thank You
Under One Small Fear anger
Another Part of a Non-Witnessed World
Anti-Memoir (Moon Death)
Biography can’t meet the wind
Cease Notebooks
Cherry Eye a cloud of dusk
Construction of a Building
Copy Book
Crossdreamer
Dating to Death displaced
Equal but True Story
Fargo, North Dakota
The Green in the Sun
Has
I Decided to Eliminate All the Eights
I Do Self Portraits
“I have a yellow heart”
In the Direction of the Sea lucky coat anywhere
The Man
Mathematical Angel
Milieu
The Military
The Moon Nude
Moonstruck Alone
Mr. Faceless Meet Mr. Face
My Nickname for Darkness
The Nude Moon
“Off-key,” “Off-keel”
One Day
Painting of Hours
Portrait of a Man Who Drowned Wearing His Best Friend
A Recovery Artist
Seven
Six
Six Fives
Stone’s Staircase Collage.
string theory
Sun Layers
Sun Layers (2)
Talking to a Fragment
Thinly Disguised Persons
Told Some Realisms and Truisms
Unimportant Shadow
Vanishing Point write down in your notebook
Your Door’s Words
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