Say Goodnight

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In his third collection of poems, Timothy Liu's spirit of generosity once again shines through his subjects like an eternal light through the transparency of a world most poeple take for granted. From Ku Klux Klan murders to Rodin's sculptures, from the third century Chinese poet Lu Chi to a modern-day gay bashing, Liu greets savagery and beauty alike.
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Overview

In his third collection of poems, Timothy Liu's spirit of generosity once again shines through his subjects like an eternal light through the transparency of a world most poeple take for granted. From Ku Klux Klan murders to Rodin's sculptures, from the third century Chinese poet Lu Chi to a modern-day gay bashing, Liu greets savagery and beauty alike.
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...Liu's third and most impressive collection...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556590856
  • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

That Room in Which Disaster Played a Part 3
Say Goodnight 4
First Day 5
The Garden 6
That Summer 7
Treasures on Earth 8
A Vision Made Out of Corrugated Tin 9
Stray Dogs 10
Crepuscule with Mother 11
Pieta 12
Old Diary with a Page Torn Out of It 13
Birdsong Forever in That Childhood House 14
Last Day 16
Kindertotenlieder 17
Strange Music 18
Two Men on a Swing Watching Their Shadows Lengthen 19
The Storm 20
After the Storm 21
Last Day 24
A Valentine 27
Herring Cove Beach 28
North Truro 29
At Limantour 30
Aperture 31
For Those Who Do Not Dream 32
Say Goodnight 33
No Other World Than This 34
Nocturnes 35
Last Day 41
Reading Cavafy 42
Reading Tu Fu 43
Reading Lu Chi 44
Apostasy 45
The Bait 47
New Colony 48
The Prodigal Son Writes Home 50
Blackout at the White Swallow 51
His Anus as Ventriloquist 52
Forty Years 55
A Calendar (With Months Torn Off) 56
Two Men in a Rest Home Looking Back at Us 57
Ten Floors Up 58
Elegy 59
Two Men on a Bench Watching the Light Die Down 60
Say Goodnight 61
A Baedeker 62
The Sign 75
Action Painting 76
Nothing but the Truth so Help Me God 77
A Boston Fourth 78
Ode to Bunker Hill 79
Power 80
Billions Served 83
Oasis 85
The Rand McNally Road Atlas 86
Off I-80 87
The Presence of an Absence in a Midwest Town 89
Poem 91
Against Nature 92
March on Washington, 1993 94
Two Men in the Hirshhorn Walking Hand in Hand 95
Easter, 1996 96
Strange Fruit 97
Ripened Fruit Pulled Earthward to the Ground 98
Say Goodnight 99
Vespers 100
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