Pity the Beautiful: Poems

Pity the Beautiful: Poems

by Dana Gioia

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555976132
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 1,272,518
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dana Gioia is the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently serves as the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

I The Present 3

The Angel with the Broken Wing 4

Prophecy 6

Reunion 8

The Road 9

Shopping 10

The Lunatic, The Lover, and The Poet 13

II Prayer at Winter Solstice 17

Finding A Box Of Family Letters 18

The Freeways Considered as Earth Gods 20

Las Animas (Luzi) 22

Hunt (Luzi) 24

The Seven Deadly Sins 26

Autumn Inaugural 27

Special Treatments Ward 29

III Haunted 35

IV Words For Music

Pity The Beautiful 45

The Heart of the Matter 46

Cold San Francisco 47

Four Songs from Tont Caruso's Final Broadcast

1 Marketing Department Trio 48

2 Maria Callas's Aria 50

3 Tony's Last Aria 52

4 Final Duet 53

V The Apple Orchard 57

On The Shore (Luzi) 58

Being Happy 59

The Coat 60

The Argument 61

My Love, Don't Believe (Cattafi) 62

These Little Birds (Cattafi) 63

After A Line of Neruda 64

Who's There? 65

Starting Over 66

Majority 68

Notes on the Poems 71

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Pity the Beautiful: Poems 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CAJ45 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed most of the poems. Quick read