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"For two decades, no one has equaled [Stern's] compassionate, surreal parables" (Odd Mercy, LJ 11/15/96).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887482076
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Classic Contemporaries Series
  • Edition description: Classic Contemporary
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

The Power of Maples 1
The Last Self-Portrait 2
At Bickford's 3
One Foot in the River 5
Straus Park 6
Let Me Please Look into My Window 8
I Need Help from the Philosophers 9
I Am So Exhausted 11
On the Island 12
County Line Road 14
Margie Moser's Garden 15
When It Gets Cold 17
The Days of Nietzsche 18
Burying an Animal on the Way to New York 20
The Sensitive Knife 21
The One Thing in Life 23
Four Sad Poems on the Delaware 24
On My Poor Road 26
Blue Skies, White Breasts, Green Trees 27
The Sounds 29
Sometimes When I Close My Eyes 30
Peace in the Near East 31
The Blue Tie 33
Mentioning of the Souls 34
Self-Portrait 35
Lobelia 38
Three Tears 39
Climbing This Hill Again 41
Lucky Life 43
Malaguena 46
Pile of Feathers 47
Feeding Prisoners 48
Gold Flower 49
Honey Locust 51
Proverbs 52
Gert's Gifts 53
Stepping Out of Poetry 54
Behaving Like a Jew 55
Love for the Dog 57
Psalms 58
This Is It 59
The Cemetery of Orange Trees in Crete 62
96 Vandam 63
If You Forget the Germans 64
The Hungarian 66
Bob Summers: The Final Poem 67
God of Rain, God of Water 69
Home from Greece 71
Long Nose 73
If You Saw Me Walking 74
The Thaw 76
Morning Harvest 78
Peddler's Village 80
The Sweetness of Life 82
Too Much, Too Much 83
Underground Dancing 86
Something New 87
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