Decanting: Selected & New Poems, 1967-2017

Decanting: Selected & New Poems, 1967-2017

by Stuart Friebert


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Decanting: Selected & New Poems, 1967-2017 by Stuart Friebert

Decanting: Selected & New Poems, 1967-2017 is a poetic biography of arachnids, boats, cemeteries, damfoolskis, eggs, funerals, grandparents, hairy woodpeckers, innocent gazing, jabalinas, Kornjuden, lilies, marbles, Nazis, oysters, proximodistal, questions, rocking chairs, submarines, telephonographs, understanding poetry, Virginia Woolf’s diaries, wigs, X-rays, Yad Vashem, Zurich, and the poet himself!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996858458
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,288,044
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stuart Friebert spent a year in Germany as one of the first U.S. exchange students after World War II. He received his PhD in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He taught at Oberlin College until the mid 1970s and founded Oberlin's Creative Writing Program. He cofounded Field Magazine, later the Field Translation Series, and Oberlin College Press. He is the author of numerous books, including Funeral Pie and Floating Heart. He's also published ten volumes of translations.

Table of Contents

from Dreaming of Floods

Taking the Express to Paris, Texas 1

The Country Preacher 2

March 14, 1864 3

The Winter of 1856 4

Kite Flying in Japan 5

Virginia Woolf's Diaries 6

Diffused Route 7

Fishing Off France 8

Hunting With My Father 9

Wings and Circles 10

Ballad of a Chinese Painter 11

Dreaming of Floods 12

My Life Is Insane 13

from Calming Down

The Struggle 17

Landscape With Bridge 18

Turkish Poems 19

The Wellington Fair 20

Waiting for New Laws 21

from Up In Bed

Up in Bed 25

Cemetery 26

Chimney Poem 27

Isn't It True 28

Out of Habit 29

Waiting for Grampa 30

The Store 31

Long Enough 32

The Interview 33

My Russian Gramma Visits Me in Ohio. Easter 1963 34

Hungarian Folk Tale 36

It's Zero 37

from Stories My Father Can Tell

Out & Ready 41

Some Nights 42

Inside 43

Shoeing Horses 44

Airplanes 45

Haffa Block 46

All the Boys 47

from Uncertain Heath

Every Year 51

On Teaching Your Father to Float 52

And Give Lessons to Your Son 53

More on Stealing 54

The Fall 55

Submarine Poem 56

Straw 57

Run Over, Run Over 58

The Apron 59

And Another 60

Whispering to the Guard 61

from The Darmstadt Orchids

Teaching My Grampa to Read English 65

The Hungarian Telephonograph 66

Every Part of the Pig But the Squeal 67

Biblical Stuff 69

Harvey Tells Us About Froman the Butcher 70

Somewhere in East Germany 71

The Time We Thought We Could Steal 73

The Diaries 75

It's Good for Poets to Live On in Prose 76

That Spring in Zurich 78

Mexican Postcards 79

The Darmstadt Orchids 81

The Bear He Sees 82

Step by Step 83

What to Do With Love 84

from Funeral Pie

Funeral Pie 87

Next Cat 88

On Wigs 89

Marbles in Milwaukee 91

The Empty Schoolroom 92

Never 93

Picasso's Woman With One Breast Exposed 94

Damfoolskis 95

Understanding Poetry 96

"Like the Beams That Make a Tent…" 98

Fried Shirt 99

Children and Rocking Chairs 100

Hairy Woodpecker 101

Egg Roast 102

Visiting Robert Francis With My Son 103

from Near Occasions of Sin

I've Raised My Hand Against 107

Do You Love Me 108

Bandudelums 109

A Foot Off the Bottom 110

Jabalina 112

Yad Vashem 113

Asleep in Ohio 114

Old Chainsides 116

Slatch 117

Dune Willow 118

The Last Button 120

Surf Fishing 121

from Speak Mouth to Mouth

Late at Night 125

Larynx 126

Buck Fever 127

Lookdown 128

Blood Knot 129

Oyster Stew 130

Winter Eggs 131

Holy Moly 132

Beggar's Night 133

Prove It 134

from Floating Heart

The Cross and the Kiss 137

Lonesome Water 138

Giraffe 139

Death Glow 140

On Cradles 141

Erysipeloid 143

On Getting Very Sick in a Foreign Country… 144

Pink of the Evening 146

Nuns Fishing 147

Zaunkönig 149

Zitronencreme 150

Floating Heart 151

Dock Spider 152

Knautschke 154

Moonlight's 155

Thank the One Above 156

from On The Bottom

Proximodistal 165

Madonnas 166

Some Sun on Cloud Tops 168

Courtship 169

Mother, Fishing 170

Thirds Galena 172

Hallux 174

Cougars Kill People 175

"Large Sturgeon Caught With Iron Cross in Stomach" 176

Precipitazione Dall'alto 177

Brief Reflection on the Black 6 Mouse 178

Kornjuden 180

New Poems

Heaven or Hell: Your Choice! 183

What's For Dinner, Wilderness? 185

Arrows 186

Macak 187

"Buster" (& Peter) 188

Slow Boil 190

Sensitive Papers 191

Innocent Gazing 192

Sulfur Pearl 193

S Curve 194

Slow, Dumb, Tasty 195

The Straub Tail Reaction 196

Minimum 197

Googolplex 198

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