Surrounded by Friends

Surrounded by Friends

by Matthew Rohrer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940696034
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,292,813
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty . He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

Table of Contents

One
Bicyclette Batavus, Fabriqué En Hollande, Ca. 1904
Sudden Summer
A Little Rain
There Is Absolutely Nothing Lonelier
Le Machine Ate Himself
A Pair Of Ducks
Brooklyn Is Covered in Little Pieces Of Paper
The World’s Most Famous Painting
The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg at the Grey Gallery, Nyc
Where I Lived
The Garden of Bees
In the Ancient Tapestries
Autumn Glory
How To Live
The Ants
Birthday Sonnet
Pavilion of Leaves
The Model Farm Is Therapeutic
A Little Sign
Now That Shirt Is Bittersweet
There Is A Flower
Hank’s Saloon
Fuck the Banks
Poem for Edna St. Vincent Millay

Two
Crossing Underneath the Water
Mother’s Day
Bus Pass
Anemometer
Bull Shark
And Now Kids!
Dark Inside, Bright Outside, A Magritte
A Perfume
She Stepped Outside
Dulcimer and Flute (While Syria Destroys Itself)
Across the Country Hurry Home
Bad Weather Plan #4
Poem for My Sister
He Has a Job, but It’s a Sad Job
In the Park
Poem
Shaman from Thailand
At Dante’s House
Two Poems for Issa
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Magnolia Petals Falling on Bricks
Hello Mermen
Homage to Attila József
Volkswagen Rabbit
Poem for Virgil Banescu

Three
Poem Written with Buson
Poem Written with Basho
Poem Written with Basho
Poem Written with Buson
Poem Written with Basho
Poem Written with Issa
Poem Written with Issa
Poem Written with Issa
Poem Written with Issa
Poem Written with Basho
Poem Written with Buson
Poem Written with Basho
Poem Written with Issa
Poem Written with Basho

Four
Translations from Hafiz
The Emperor

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