The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems

The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems

by Jay Parini


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57 new poems and 43 poems from Parini's previous collections. His best work of the past 3 decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807615478
Publisher: Braziller, George Inc
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

New Poems
After the Terror
After the Terror13
In Time of War14
The Prophets15
The Lost Soliders16
State of the Union17
Occupied Country18
Sleeping through the Storm19
Lion's Den20
Big Top Blues21
God's Problem22
Listening to the BBC World Service, Late at Night23
At the Mannequin Convention24
The President Alone25
In the Village of the New Century27
Fish-Eye View
Fish-eye View31
Parking in the Convertible at Night33
High School34
Family Reunion35
The Imperial Bedchamber37
The Big Picture38
Covenant in April39
Crow's Nest40
Old Teams41
The Broken Neck42
The Living Rooms of South Rebecca45
The Trees are Gone46
Waiting Room47
Before a Journey48
White Cane
Ethel at the Hearth51
Borges in Scotland52
After the Big Bang53
A Short Address to the Academy of Silence55
White Cane57
Power Stations58
The Lost Manuscripts59
Near Old Meldrum, After a Funeral60
After Hours62
By the Light of Morning Snow63
Large Projects64
A Life Sentence65
Origin of a Species66
Hiding in Plain Sight67
The Crucifixion68
The Heaven Train69
The Pope on the Subway70
Judas in his Cups71
Late Thoughts75
The Art of Subtraction76
Rock and Water78
Selected Poems
from Anthracite Country (1982)
Beginning the World81
Walking the Trestle82
Playing in the Mines83
The Missionary Visits Our Church in Scranton84
The Miner's Wake85
Coal Train86
Snake Hill87
The Lackawanna at Dusk88
Anthracite Country89
Learning to Swim90
The Sea Lily91
Amores (after Ovid)92
Swimming in Late September94
To His Dear Friend, Bones95
This Reaping96
Skater in Blue97
Summer People98
Black Week99
Near Aberdeen100
from Town Life (1988)
The Visitors103
In the Sphere of Common Duty107
Reading through the Night108
The Function of Winter109
Suburban Swamp110
Passing through Vermont on Three Martinis111
This Kampuchea112
Grandmother in Heaven114
At the Ruined Monastery in Amalfi115
from House of Days (1998)
Stars Falling117
Swimming after Thoughts118
Rain before Nightfall120
The Lake House in Autumn121
A Killing Frost122
The Lost Scent123
To My Father in Late September124
The Crow-Mother Tells All126
A Conversation in Oxford127
Near Pitlochry129
I Was There130

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