Poems: New and Selected


This new collection features twenty-five new poems and a generous selection by the author from each of her four previous volumes - View from the Gazebo, Descendant, Moss Burning, and A Stick that Breaks and Breaks.
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This new collection features twenty-five new poems and a generous selection by the author from each of her four previous volumes - View from the Gazebo, Descendant, Moss Burning, and A Stick that Breaks and Breaks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932440952
  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Series: FIELD Poetry Series , #15
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

MARIANNE BORUCH'S recent work is a 7th collection of poems, The Book of Hours and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler, both published in 2011. She’s currently on a Fulbright, teaching and writing at the University of Edinburgh.
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Table of Contents

The History of The 3
Near Halloween 15
The Way the Dying Hear Things 16
Bad Cello 18
On the Street 19
Leaves in Fall 20
Double Double 21
Science, Book 1 22
Piano Tuning 23
The Old Mathematician 24
In Winter 25
Pleasure 26
Summer House 27
Bones Not of this Puny World 28
At Horticulture Park 31
The Driveway 32
Song in Spring 33
I Imagine the Mortician 34
My Uncle Who Hated Zoos Is 35
Small Yards 37
Wires 38
Little Fugue 39
Elegy 40
All Those People 41
Once at Berghoff's 42
Sin 43
View from the Gazebo 47
The Blue-Black Light 48
Diamond Breakfast 49
The Violinist Beginning to Fly 50
Love Poem Against the Spring 51
A Line is Just a Series of Dots 52
The Cheerful Light of July 53
We Drove 54
Letter 55
Her Brown Checked Dress 56
Stranger in Her Room 57
Distant Knowledge That Spits and Flashes 58
Falling Asleep to Voices 59
This Moment of Raven 60
Memory Biscuit 61
Bird Census 62
On Translation 64
I Put on My Jonathan Edwards This Apple Season 65
Chicago Poultry 66
Letter from Taichung 67
The Fortune Teller 69
The Hammer Falls, Is Falling 70
A Thin Dark Room 71
Sympathy 72
My Son and I Go See Horses 75
A Deck of Cards Thrown to Wind 76
The Fox 77
Buick 78
1957 79
Flies 80
In Starlight 81
The Doctor Far from Home 82
Blur in the Attic Room 83
Reasons 84
Perennial Garden 86
White Rose 87
Purple Iris 88
Bleeding Heart 89
Monkshood 90
Delphinium 91
Wine Lily 92
Angels 93
Noon 94
A Chair in Raw Hope 95
The Rug 96
Interior with a Violin 97
Wallace Stevens and Charles Ives Talk Shop in Farmington, Maine 98
The Funny-Looking Biscuit 99
The Window 101
Over the Twilight Street 102
Then 105
The Luxor Baths 106
Rare Old Violins 109
The Berlin Wall, 1966 110
For Emily Dickinson 111
The Kingdom 112
Work 114
Total Eclipse 115
Winter 117
Town Pool 118
Maps 119
Neighborhood Roofs 120
On Sorrow 122
Moss Burning 123
Tree 125
The Stairway 126
Walking Home 132
Ash Wednesday 133
Geese 134
Up in Air 135
Argument, with Migration 137
The Surveying Class 138
Holy Cards 139
Distance 141
At the Y 142
Dr. Williams' Desk 144
At School 145
The Crickets 147
Windstorm, Late March 148
To All Those Poets One Reads in Childhood 149
The Bog 150
The Going Out of Business Greenhouse 151
In April 152
Omens 155
Momentary, in Winter 159
Lent 160
Halfway 162
Sewing 163
Camouflage 164
Chinese Brushwork 165
Crushed Birds 167
Happiness 168
Car Covered with Snow 169
The Vietnam Birthday Lottery, 1970 170
The Book of Hand Shadows 172
The Great Ape House 173
The Hawk 174
Bird Passing 175
Library Stereopticon 178
Fasting 179
Tulip Tree 180
Lament 182
I Paint My Bad Painting 183
The Dove 188
Fish 189
Aubade 190
Head of an Unknown Saint 191
Smoking 192
Fireworks at New Year 193
The American Opera Company 194
Swimming Lesson 196
Old Ball Field 197
Exhaustion 198
X-Ray Vision 199
A Small Thing 200
Above the Chinese Cemetery 201
After Surgery 202
Year in Hawaii 204
Nest 206
Acknowledgments 207
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