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Poems of rare brilliance and philosophical depth, translated with the perfect pitch of the poet.
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Poems of rare brilliance and philosophical depth, translated with the perfect pitch of the poet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880238790
  • Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Series: New American Translations Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Sunset Boulevard 19
Indigo, Violet 21
The Bullet 23
The Last Day of Pompeii 24
The Monster 25
Classic Movies 26
The Window in the Wall 28
Cheshire Cat 29
Letter to Nemo 30
Efficiency, Ecstasy 31
Pocket Survival Manual 32
Faun, Angel 33
Contest Image 34
The Painting 35
Point of Convergence 37
The Thirty-Year-Old Body 39
Eulogy for April 40
I'm So Afraid of You, Beauty, Immense Sack 42
Mole Under the Skull 44
After the Fall 45
Hidden Heart 47
July 49
The Matchbox and Other Things 51
The Rehearsal Stage 52
Ecorche 54
The Perfect Eye 55
Austerloo 56
Fairy Tale in Fragments 59
The Raft of the Medusa 61
Oxygen 63
Each Poem of Mine 69
Sea-Level Zero 70
Tattooing 72
The Burning 73
Lesser Geographical Discoveries 74
Maintenance Man 76
Replay 78
Curtsy 79
Pitch and Yaw 80
False Paradox I 81
Slope 82
A Definition of Loss 83
The Fire 84
Homeopathy 85
Propositions About Myself 86
Landscape with Library 88
September 89
False Paradox II 90
An Exercise in Remembering 91
That's All 92
Without Equal 93
An Eye Going Blind 94
The Hemispheres of Magdeburg 95
Heresy 96
Absence 97
The Hunger 98
The Signature of Lightning 99
Spasm 100
Lethal Dose 101
A Fairy Tale 105
Retirement Building or Vanilla Death 107
Grammar 108
The Streets of Philadelphia 109
Western People, Eastern Creatures 110
New York, NY 111
Homeless 112
Breath 115
Scripta 116
Let Me Confess 117
Lost Poem 118
Harp of Blood 119
The Earth 120
Aquarelle 121
Anamorphosis 122
Pastel 123
A Possible Trinity 125
The Golden Mean 126
The Lions of Babylon 127
Lava 128
The Writing Lesson 129
Notes 131
Acknowledgments 134
About the Author 137
About the Translators 138
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