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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887483837
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Aubade with Sister 11
Killing Time 13
Questions of Paradise 14
Aubade with Son and Sun 16
Small Poem in Search of Depression 18
Every Line a Kind of Prayer 19
Meridian Ode on Melancholy, Ode to a Nightingale. Ode on a Grecian Urn 20
Small Poem for a Token Sparrow on My Sill 21
Lament 22
A Place Made of Starlight 27
Love Song 29
Phoning My Sister at the Nursing Home 30
My Sister Throws Up Her Breakfast 31
For My Sister on Guy Fawkes Day 32
My Sister and the Fury of Aerial Bombardment 33
Christmas Shopping for My Sister 36
My Sister Closes the Closet Door 37
Reincarnation as My Sister 39
Sunday Afternoons with My Sister 40
For My Sister on Mother's Day 41
Christmas Eve: My Sister Ponders the Millennium 43
My Sister Reincarnated as the Brother I Never Had 44
Aubade with Dachshund 47
Nocturne with Witch, Oven and Two Little Figures 49
Nocturne of Dark Purpose 51
Nocturne with Uninvited Guest 52
Corpus Delicti 54
Sung as a Dog Barks in the Night Distance 55
Small Poem My Son is Soon to Enter, to Tear Down 56
Table of the Future 57
Reincarnation as Dachshund 59
Final Season 63
My Crow, Your Crow 65
Canonical Flours 66
Another of the Emily Dickinson Poems I Continue Writing 68
Crying Through the Night Sky in Detroit 70
Brothers' Keepers 71
Fleeing From Me 73
Enacting a Moment All is Revealed 74
Reincarnation as Studebaker 75
From Our Childhood 79
Containing a Radiance 80
Decrescendo 81
The Rat Considers My Sister 82
Spider Monkeys 84
Meridian with Nocturne Subtext 85
Autumn Reconsidered 86
Composed upon the Huey P. Long Bridge, New Orleans 87
World Without Finishing 88
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003


    Peter Cooley's poems are outstanding. I never really read poetry nor did I understand it until I read this book. There is just so much more to his poems than what meet's the eye (or the first read). I especially like what he writes because it ties into his own experiences.

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