After Desire

After Desire

by George Stanley


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554200702
Publisher: New Star Books
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

George Stanley was born and raised in San Francisco where, in the sixties, he was part of the San Francisco Renaissance which included Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser and Jack Spicer. He moved to Vancouver in the seventies where he became associated with New Star Press, and The Grape (an underground newspaper). He has been active in Canadian politics, unions and alternative media. His books include GENTLE NORTHERN SUMMER (New Star, 1995), AT ANDY'S (New Star, 2000), A TALL, SERIOUS GIRL: SELECTED POEMS 1957-2000 (Qua Books, 2003), and VANCOUVER: A POEM (New Star Books, 2008). Stanley still resides in Vancouver.

Table of Contents

After Desire

Beauty 3

The Musician 5

The Phantoms Have Gone Away 6

Jack 7

At the Pub 8

Walking Slow 10

You Want to Imagine 11

The Infant 16

Memories of Desire 18

Loss of Desire 20

Desire for the Self 22

After Desire 24


Okanagan Wine 27

After Akhmatova 29

Being in the Spurious Moment 31

The Past 34

Variations on Poems of Rosalía de Castro 35

The Runaway Trolleybus 39

Yawn 42

6 ?Downtown 43

Long after Pushkin 44


Note for Poets Involved in Trying to Write the Detective Poem 49

The White Hawthorn 52

For Robert Duncan 55

Open Space

"I'm waiting to write" 59

Memory Sun Heart 60

The Vacuum Cleaner 61

"Why do they riot?" 62

Counterpoint 63

Insomnia 64

West Broadway 66

Notes 71

Acknowledgments 73

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