Selected Poems, 1965-1995


A collection of poetry by Michael Dennis Browne.
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A collection of poetry by Michael Dennis Browne.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887482441
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/1997
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL DENNIS BROWNE was born in England in 1940 and came to the United States in 1965. A graduate of the creative writing program at Iowa, he has taught at Iowa, Columbia, Bennington, and, since 1971, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he is a professor of English and former director of the creative writing program. As a librettist, he has written many texts for music, working principally with Stephen Paulus and John Foley, S.J.; the works include song cycles, operas, cantatas, carols, hymns, and songs for children. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Bush Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. His awards include Discover ‘68, the Borestone Prize, a Loft-McKnight Award, and a 1993 Minnesota Book Award for You Won’t Remember This.
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Table of Contents

The Visitor
Handicapped Children Swimming
The Delta

Epithalamion/Wedding Dawn
Hallowe’en 1971
Ways of Looking at Snow Dog
Robert Bly Gets Up Early
My Father’s Music
Bird Before Dawn
Talk to Me, Baby from Sun Exercises

Hide and Go Seek
Dream at the Death of James Wright
Thinking I Heard a Cry among the Trees
Leaves are My Flowers Now from All My Pretty Ones

Gulf War Dream
Driving South, Sunset, February
The House Without Us
A Visit
Wedding Figures from Wild and Calm Lament for My Mother
To Show Peter the World
Peter and Thunder
Dancing for Him
You Won’t Remember This

On the Anniversary
Advent Limbo
For a Birth
I Believe Anita Hill
The Now, the Long Ago
Three Fawns

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