Brave Disguises

Brave Disguises

by Gray Jacobik


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Mirroring the Structure of a Pollock painting, elegizing Larry Levis and avocados, reflecting on Johnny Depp's "terribly surreal" life, embarking upon a seventy-two-line meditation on the color blue, exposing a lover's -- or a mother's -- secrets, Gray Jacobik's poems are mature, elegant, and crackling with energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822957881
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 07/24/2002
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Existence as Performance5
Pollock's Paintings7
Meditation in Blue9
The 750 Hands13
Drawings: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscapes14
The Clarinetist16
Of Cos Cob in Snow17
An End of the Millennium Party18
The Shabby Truth23
Venetian Light25
The Tapeworm27
A Paradox28
Forgetting David Weinstock29
Night of the Great Outpouring32
The Aftermath34
The Power Outage35
Early October, Looking at Flowers36
Man Sleeping on the West Coast of Ireland37
A Simple Request39
The Three Eyes40
The Frightful Allure41
Three Friends43
Angel Sex49
Bevy (Origin Unknown)51
Sketch for an Elegy with Avocados and Clouds52
The Theory of Non-Elephants54
Vet--Will Work for Food--Have Family56
Unlikely Events58
Pigs on the Town61
The Lizard Man63
The Cocks of the Grandfathers of Kansas64
Cold Constellations65
On the Irish Coast67
Driving State Highway 6768
Sweeping Sorrows70
Ode to the Breeze72
Considerations on a Windy Day73
Beauty's Embrace75

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