Magical Thinking: Poems

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  • ISBN-13: 9780814208892
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 75
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 11.46 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Magical Thinking: Vietnam 3
The Language of Poetry 5
Poem of His Birthday 6
The Best Meals of My Life 8
Anarchy of Desires 10
Youthful Journals 12
Not Knowing 14
His Ghost Sings Before Leaving 16
Seeing the Light 18
Theory of the Lyric 19
Birches above the River 20
Ignorance 23
Magical Thinking 25
Six Notations in a Spring Journal 27
Wildlife of the Desert 32
Song 33
Theory of Tragedy 34
Pornography 37
Seeing Stars: The New Cosmology 40
Magical Thinking: What Counts as Evidence 42
Seeing Stars: A Ballad of Empiricism 44
Abandoned Bluetick Bitch 46
Superstition 48
Eighteenth-Century Vietnamese Buddha 55
Thua Ong 57
The Fall of Saigon 60
Talking to Ghosts 62
Afternoon: Radio Noise 64
The Dog in Daumier's The Refugees 66
Six Seeds 70
For Wittgenstein 72
Notes 73
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