Poems: New and Selected

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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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Overview

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: 9780932440976
  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Series: FIELD Poetry Series , #15
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.88 (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

NEW POEMS
The History of The
Near Halloween
The Way the Dying Hear Things
Bad Cello
On the Street
Leaves in Fall
Double double
Science, Book 1
Piano Tuning
The Old Mathematician
In Winter
Pleasure
Summer House
Bones Not of This Puny World
At Horticulture Park
The Driveway
Song in Spring
I Imagine the Mortician
My Uncle Who Hated Zoos Is
Small Yards
Wires
Little Fugue
Elegy
All Those People
Once at Berghoff’s
Sin
FROM VIEW FROM THE GAZEBO, 1985
View from the Gazebo the Blue-Black Light
Diamond Breakfast
The Violinist Beginning to Fly
Love Poem Against the Spring
A Line is Just a Series of Dots
The Cheerful Light of July
We Drove
Letter
Her Brown Checked Dress
Stranger in Her Room
Distant Knowledge That Spits and Flashes
Falling Asleep to Voices
This Moment of Raven
Memory Biscuit
Bird Census
On Translation
I Put on My Jonathan Edwards This Apple Season
Chicago Poultry
Letter from Taichung the Fortune Teller
The Hammer Falls, Is Falling
A Thin Dark Room
Sympathy
FROM DESCENDANT, 1989
My Son and I Go See Horses
A Deck of Cards Thrown to Wind
The Fox
Buick
1957
Flies
In Starlight
The Doctor Far from Home
Blur in the Attic Room
Reasons
Perennial Garden
White Rose
Purple Iris
Bleeding Heart
Monkshood
Delphinium
Wine Lily
Angels
Noon
A Chair in Raw Hope
The Rug
Interior with a Violin
Wallace Stevens and Charles Ives Talk Shop in Farmington, Maine
The Funny-Looking Biscuit
The Window
Over the Twillight Street
FROM MOSS BURNING, 1993
Then
The Luxor Baths
Rare Old Violins
The Berlin Wall, 1966
For Emily Dickinson
The Kingdom
Work
Total Eclipse
Winter
Town Pool
Maps
Neighborhod Roofs
On Sorrow
Moss Burning
Tree
The Stairway
Walking Home
Ash Wednesday
Geese
Up in Air
Argument, with Migration
The Surveying Class
Holy Cards
Distance
At the Y
Dr. Williams’ Desk
At School
The Crickets
Windstorm, Late March
To All Those Poets One Reads in Childhood
The Bog
The Going-Out-of-Business Greenhouse
In April
FROM A STICK THAT BREAKS AND BREAKS, 1997
Omens
Momentary, in Winter
Lent
Halfway
Sewing
Camouflage
Chinese Brushwork
Crushed Birds
Happiness
Car Covered with Snow
The Vietnam Birthday Lottery, 1970
The Book of Hand Shadows
The Great Ape House
The Hawk
Bird Passing
Library Stereopticon
Fasting
Tulip Tree
Lament
I Paint My Bad Painting
The Dove
Fish
Aubade
Head of an Unknown Saint
Smoking
Fireworks at New Year
The American Opera Company
Swimming Lesson
Old Ball Field
Exhaustion
X-Ray Vision
A Small Thing
Above the Chinese Cemetery
After Surgery
Year in Hawaii
Nest
Acknowledgments
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