Night Life

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Here is a book of poems whose common thread is a single speaking voice, constantly trying to distinguish itself. Paul Schmidt's experience as an actor and playwright is central here, as he tries out one voice after another: outlaw, outcast, humorous or ironic commentator, witness to pain and despair, all of them voices from the edge of our fractured culture. But beneath these dazzling verbal and linguistic performances is a cry for acceptance, which their stance guarantees will ...
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Overview

Here is a book of poems whose common thread is a single speaking voice, constantly trying to distinguish itself. Paul Schmidt's experience as an actor and playwright is central here, as he tries out one voice after another: outlaw, outcast, humorous or ironic commentator, witness to pain and despair, all of them voices from the edge of our fractured culture. But beneath these dazzling verbal and linguistic performances is a cry for acceptance, which their stance guarantees will never be accomplished.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965155809
  • Publisher: Painted Leaf Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 81
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

The Operation 5
"Dawn..." 9
Summer Thunder 10
After Cambridge 11
Going through Customs 14
From the Greek Anthology 16
Wisdom of the Orient 17
Nine Poems by Catullus 19
Armed Response 23
Oceano Nox 25
The Dunes at Fire Island 26
A Letter to Charles Atlas 27
Lifting Weights at the Chelsea Gym 29
Writing Poems at the Chelsea Gym 31
Weight Room 32
Austin City Limits: 1. West 37
Austin City Limits: 2. Visiting Hours 40
Austin City Limits: 3. Trucker from Killeen 42
Austin City Limits: 4. Cicadas 43
Austin City Limits: 5. Live Oak 44
Austin City Limits: 6. Mountain Lion by the Western Fence 45
Austin City Limits: 7. Toward Llano 46
Austin City Limits: 8. Malone Dreams 47
Austin City Limits: 9. Rest Stop 49
Austin City Limits: 10. Letter from a Man who sold his Place in the Hill Country 50
Night Life 55
First Jump 56
Poeme Noir 57
Late Night Gangster Movie 58
Gem of the Ocean 61
Night Watch 63
For J. J. Mitchell 69
Holy Pictures: 1. Before Pilate 72
Holy Pictures: 2. Gesthsemane 74
Holy Pictures: 3. Golgotha 76
Holy Pictures: 4. Dawn on Sunday 78
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