Chord

Chord

by Rick Barot

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Overview

That art should once have been marked with this delicacy: always only one of each thing made, so that your poem has its one life on the sheet you have chosen for it, or the snapshot of the birthday party, everything in the room upended by the children's jubilation, survives only in the single defended piece of glass.

Rick Barot was born in the Philippines, and received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of The Darker Fall and Want and teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941411032
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 1,064,852
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Rick Barot was born in the Philippines, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and received his MFA from the The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He is the author of The Darker Fall and Want and teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

I

Tarp 3

On Gardens 5

Looking at the Romans 7

Black Canvas 8

The Wooden Overcoat 10

The Documents of Spring 11

Child Holding Potato 14

Some Roses & Their Phantoms 15

The Poem is a Letter Opener 19

II

Brown Refrigerator 23

Daguerreotypes 25

Ode: 1975 28

Particle and Wave 30

Virgin of Guadalupe 32

Ode: 1986 34

Question Arising While Listening to a Lecture on the Nature of Metaphor 36

Tacoma Lyric 38

Chord 40

III

Inventory 47

Syntax 48

Whitman, 1841 50

Exegesis in Wartime 52

Election Song 55

The Man with the Crew-Cut 57

Coast Starlight 58

Triptych 59

After Darwish 64

The Author 67

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