The Other Life: Selected Poems of Herbert Scott / Edition 1

The Other Life: Selected Poems of Herbert Scott / Edition 1

by Herbert Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0887485219

ISBN-13: 9780887485213

Pub. Date: 01/08/2010

Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press

The Other Life is testament to a quiet force in American poetry, to a generous soul who bore witness to the world with goodwill and good humor. While Herbert Scott was a modest man, this collection is not a modest accomplishment. Reading these wonderful, rich poems spanning his entire career gathered together in one book feels like a warm home we enter from the

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The Other Life is testament to a quiet force in American poetry, to a generous soul who bore witness to the world with goodwill and good humor. While Herbert Scott was a modest man, this collection is not a modest accomplishment. Reading these wonderful, rich poems spanning his entire career gathered together in one book feels like a warm home we enter from the cold. We can take our boots off, sit down and calmly ease into the sustaining light of these poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887485213
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - David Dodd Lee

FROM DURATIONS, 1984
Achilles' Heel
The Woman Who Loves Old Men
Fathers of Desire
The Dead
Travelers
The Past
The Future
On the Missouri
Dinosaurs
The God That Keeps Us Alive
Early Love
Oklahoma Sunset
Woman with Pitcher
The Ceremony of the Ducks
The Man Who Would Be a Mother
As She Enters Her Seventieth Year She Dreams of Milk
The Other Life

FROM GROCERIES, 1976
The Shoplifter's Handbook
LEARNING THE BUSINESS
Opening Up
The Childhood of a Grocer
Boss
Thief
Butcher's Dream
Boss on the Floor
Boss's Dream
Good Fresh Country Eggs
Merchandising
Red Meat
Hams
Six-Month Review
THE GROCER'S CHILDREN
Bag Boy
Pet Foods
Checker
The Clerk's Dream
Coffee
Dairy
Relief Locations Manager
Glassware
Produce's Mouse
Produce and Relief
Grazing
The Pig Man
Butcher's Wife
Boss's Father
Canned Goods
Canned Goods' Dream
Sunday
The Grocer's Children
Closing Up
THE FEAR OF GROCERIES
The Fear of Groceries
Edna
Schooling
The Lost Aisles
Cracked Eggs
Home Delivery
Boss's Lament
Armed Robbery

FROM DISGUISES, 1974
The Apprentice Gravedigger
Crow Box
Grandfather Billy
The Beekeeper's Wife
Late Fall, Setting Traps
Passing the Masonic Home for the Aged
Lines on the Ninetieth Birthday of Addie C.
Excavations
Picture Puzzle
The Fabulous Frazonis Appear on the Bozo Show
For a Woman Whose Fiancé Was Killed at War
Winter in a Different House
Spring Commences
The Drinkers
Julius Caesar Appears on a Late-Night Talk Show
The Derelict
The Watcher
The Astronaut
The Burial Queen
And So Forth . . .
Moving Out

FROM SLEEPING WOMAN, 2005
I
Sleeping Woman
The Unforgiven
Mime
In a Field of Sunlight
Nude on a Kitchen Stool
Bees
November
Neighbor
And the Sleet Cometh Down
The Most Terrible and Beautiful Thing
II
Conversation
The Song the Stone Child Sings
Wolf
The Song the Burnt Child Sings
Mendelssohn at Midnight
The Father's Song
Games
The Mother's Last Song
She Dreams a Letter from Her Son
The Song the Old Woman Sings
The Air We Now Breathe
The Song the Minister Sings
Winter Day
The Song the Lost Children Sing
Rain After Midnight
The Song the Assassin Sings
Bedtime Story
III
My Father's Fortune
Mother at the Mirror, 1939
Oklahoma Pastoral
My Father's Bulldogs
Marshmallows
Evening Dawn
Hearts
Farm Dogs
That Summer
The Death and Resurrection of Jesse James
Evening, Milking
To Death, For My Father
St. Petersburg, My Father Walks the Beach
Poem
IV
Snowstorm on Mozart's Birthday
The Blue Turtle
In the Palm of Space
Poem

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