Sojourners of the In-Between

Sojourners of the In-Between

by Gregory Djanikian

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Overview

Gregory Djanikian has published six previous collections of poems with Carnegie Mellon, the latest of which is Dear Gravity (2014). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and have been featured on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He was for many years the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and lives with his wife, the painter Alysa Bennett, outside Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887486524
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Series: Carnegie Mellon University Press Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 738,172
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Gregory Djanikian has published six previous collections of poems with Carnegie Mellon, most recently Dear Gravity. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and have been featured on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He was for many years the director of creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives outside Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

I Harbingers 13

What We Don't Know Won't Kill Us, Or It Will 15

Inside Man 17

Music Making 18

Banality 20

No Comment 22

My 90-Year-Old Mother Would Be an Alpinist 23

What Is a Cat But a Voice Among All the Other Voices 25

II Surprises 29

During Our Conversation I'd Like To Interrupt To Say 31

Poem with Clouds 33

And Another Thing 35

Let's Put an End to Grace 37

Nostalgia 39

Loose Ends 41

Lies 42

III Sometimes 47

Bats 48

Beauty 49

Body to Body 50

Startled from Sleep 51

Undoing Song 52

When It Is Tune 53

Homecoming 54

Stuff 55

All Those Whom I Have Loved 57

Other Lessons 58

IV A Moment Without Objects 61

Even During the Slightest Changes 62

Episode at the Neighbor's House 63

What I Was Thinking of During the Funeral Service, Douglas, Arizona 64

Just the Facts 65

Change 66

Why I'm Not in Cairo (Care-O), Illinois, Honking My Horn Like a Happy Tourist 68

Traveling into Deeper Country 69

V My Mother Considers Her Death During Cocktail Hour 75

Ghost Dog 77

Horse Heaven 78

A Roost of Turkeys 80

An Uneven Dozen 81

Reconstitutions, Dispersions 85

Bad News Day in Spring 86

What I Want 88

Thankfulness 89

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