A Thief of Strings

A Thief of Strings

by Donald Revell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882295616
Publisher: Alice James Books
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,222,892
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Poet, translator, and critic Donald Revell is the author of ten previous collections of poetry, most recently Pennyweight Windows: New and Selected Poems. Winner of a 2008 NEA Translation Award, the 2004 Lenore Marshall Award and two-time winner of the PEN Center USA Award in Poetry, Revell has also received fellowships from the NEA and the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim Foundations. He is currently a professor of English at the University of Utah and poetry editor of the Colorado Review.

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A Thief of Strings

By Donald Revell

Alice James Books

Copyright © 2007 Donald Revell
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781882295616

From "Election Year”:

. . . You asked for my autobiography.
Imagine the greeny clicking sound
Of hummingbirds in a dry wood,
And there you’d have it. Other birds
Pour over the walls now.
I’d never suspected: every day,
Although the nation is done for,
I find new flowers.


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Table of Contents

Landscape: A Delirium     3
Landscape with Warhol and the Coming of Spring 2003     5
Delirium: A Landscape     6
Landscape Near Biloxi, Mississippi     8
The Plow That Broke the Plains     9
Thinking in the World     10
Storks     11
Bartram's Travels     13
Burned Acreage     14
Jules and Jim     15
O Rare     16
A Prism That Is     20
Just in the Morning     23
Good Friday     24
On My Fiftieth Birthday     25
Poplars     26
Icarus     27
Hallowe'en, Blue Diamond, Nevada     28
Election Year     29
San Clemente     30
Moab     31
Carcassonne     32
"There might be beauty"     33
Sibylline     34
After Williams     35
What if Christ Were a Snowflake Falling into the Sea?     36
To the Christians     39
To the Jews     40
To the Muslims     41
To the World     42
The Last Guitar     43
Magi     47
The Birth of Venus     48
The Wisdoms     49
Stoic     50
Solstice     51
Thief of Strings     52

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