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: 9780887482434
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Pages: 128

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

Peter 11
The Visitor 12
Handicapped Children Swimming 14
The Delta 17
Elegy 19
Epithalamion/Wedding Dawn 25
Hallowe'en 1971 28
Owl 29
Ways of Looking at Snow Dog 30
Fox 39
Robert Bly Gets Up Early 43
My Father's Music 45
Bird Before Dawn 46
Talk to Me, Baby 47
from Sun Exercises 53
Hide and Go Seek 63
Lamb 66
Dream at the Death of James Wright 68
Thinking I Heard a Cry among the Trees 69
Leaves are My Flowers Now 71
from All My Pretty Ones 73
Mengele 83
Gulf War Dream 84
Driving South, Sunset, February 85
The House Without Us 86
A Visit 87
Wedding Figures 88
from Wild and Calm Lament for My Mother 90
To Show Peter the World 102
Peter and Thunder 104
Dancing for Him 105
You Won't Remember This 106
Evensong 113
On the Anniversary 117
Advent Limbo 118
For a Birth 120
I Believe Anita Hill 121
The Now, the Long Ago 122
Three Fawns 123
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