Spirit Level


Winner of the Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry

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Winner of the Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810150249
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 81
  • Sales rank: 1,472,280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Lather 3
The Spirit Level 5
First Light, False Dawn 7
Nocturne 9
Zooms and Pans 10
Elegy for the Bad Uncles 12
The Span 14
The Divided City 17
Mysteries of the Deep 19
Worldly Goods 21
An American Sampler 27
Barnum in Nantucket 29
The Dark Ages 31
Durer's Rhinoceros 33
Dawn of the Atom 35
Three Scenes from Currier & Ives 37
Heaven and Earth 40
Lines on a Yankee Aphorism 42
My Quarrel with Queen Anne's Lace 44
Prospectus 46
Little Overture 48
Ladies of the Necropolis 49
Memo on the Hereafter 52
Apocrypha After Dark 57
Under Gemini 60
South 62
Sudden Clarity at the Artichoke Stands 63
Small Hours 65
The Earth Is Round 67
Autumnal Primer 69
Studebaker Luck 70
Talking Cure 72
The Threshers 74
The Anatomy of Complicity 76
The Tapestry Gallery 78
The Favor 80
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