Rest for the Wicked

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Rest for the Wicked, its focus is men - and boys 'who are going to be boys, who have had to be men' ('The Boys at Twilight'). The poems sort the men from the boys: boys at play, men at war, boys grown up, men reverting, men in love and poetry and politics, running countries, ruining things.
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Rest for the Wicked, its focus is men - and boys 'who are going to be boys, who have had to be men' ('The Boys at Twilight'). The poems sort the men from the boys: boys at play, men at war, boys grown up, men reverting, men in love and poetry and politics, running countries, ruining things.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781852242961
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Peter Brook 11
The Ginger-Haired in Heaven 12
Rest for the Wicked 13
The Passing Picture 14
The Wish 16
Self-Portrait with Softball 16
Birth Day 17
As You Walk Out One Morning 18
Love Made Yeah 20
Among Equals 21
Either 22
Platform Piece 23
Conquest 24
Five Old Games 25
State of the Nation 26
Away But Always 28
Stargazing 29
Epithalamium: The Boys and Girls of There 30
The Stakes 32
Song of the Sash 33
Growing Men 34
The Night Is Young 35
A Swing from Gotham Central 36
Museum 38
Old Shepard and the Sale 39
The Furthest West 40
Watching Over 41
The Dark Flower 42
Invigilation 43
The Boys at Twilight 44
Song of Our Man 46
The Sentence 47
Lust 48
Six for the Wicked 49
What Thought Is Not 50
Garden City Quatrains 51
Not You But Something 54
If You Haven't Got a Shilling 55
The Plot and None 56
Songs from Plays 57
Crackdown 64
Curse on a Child 65
Don't Waste Your Breath 66
Tycoon 68
Blue Sky Raining 69
The Margit-Isle 70
The Great Detectives 72
The Devil at War 74
Car Game 76
A Gate to the West 77
The People's Cinema 78
The Clearest Eyes 80
Sulk 81
The Sarajevo Zoo 82
Yellow Plates 84
The Allies 85
Queen of the Mice 86
A Force That Ate Itself 88
Ost 90
The Altered Slightly 92
Cine 93
Epaphus 94
The Horses' Mouths: Pyrois 96
The Spokesman of the Sun 97
The Horses' Mouths: Eous 98
Mulciber 100
The Horses' Mouths: Aethon 101
A Scientist Explains 103
Clymene's Coda 106
The Horses' Mouths: Phlegon 107
Burned 108
Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun 109
Younger Than That Now 110
The Sightseers 112
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