Stand up Poetry An Expanded Anthology

ISBN-10: 0877457956
ISBN-13: 9780877457954
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Expanded)
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List price: $26.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Charles Harper Webbis the author of numerous poetry collections, includingReading the Water, Liver, Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies, Hot Popsicles,andAmplified Dog.His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, includingBest American Poetry,thePushcart Prize,andPoets of the New Century.Webb has received the Morse Prize, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Pollak Prize, and Saltman Prize, as well as a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim fellowship.nbsp; He is professor of English at California State University, Long Beach, and directs the MFA in Creative Writing program there.

Stand Up Poetry: An Update
For Desire
What the Dead Fear
Going to Norway
The Housewife
O That Summer
Evidently, She Says
Prayer
At 4:00 A.M. Asleep
Words for My Daughter
Bad Joke
Glass Dress
Blazon
I Eat Lunch with a Schizophrenic
Pygmy Headhunters and Killer Apes, My Lover and Me
Havana
English Flavors
No Sorry
Demographics
Money As Water
Return of the Prodigals
Chapter One
Allegory of the Supermarket
Agape
His Toys
Knock Knock
Sleep Walk
the tragedy of the leaves
trouble with spain
Some Terms in Real Estate Defined
Miss Congeniality
The Dead Letter Office
Toothache
Vanity, Wisconsin
How Lies Grow
white lady
wishes for sons
I Live for My Car
Chuck Man
Embrace
Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House
The History Teacher
Litany
Nightclub
Things My Grandfather Must Have Said
The Garglers
Style
Form Rejection Letter
Coke
Squeak
The Rules
The Hoagie Scam
Blessing the House
Pony Express
Confession
How to Like It
Ego
I'm Dealing with My Pain
Why, on a Bad Day, I Can Relate to the Manatee
Buddhist Barbie
On Hearing the Airlines Will Use a Psychological Profile to Catch Potential Skyjackers
At the Smithville Methodist Church
The Shame Place
The Retirement of the Elephant
The Automobile
Counting Sheep
The Categories
Good Son Jim
Ape
Elephant Tears
The Crumble-Knees
The White Dress
The Politics of Narrative: Why I Am a Poet
Body and Soul
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Dirty Floor
Open Sesame
Graffiti
Marvel Mystery Oil
Why I Want to Be the Next Poet Laureate
Wordsworth's Socks
Chain Mail
Deb at the Ham Slicer
Why I Left the Church
Chickens Everywhere
Vernon
Mi Mama, the Playgirl
Dear Boy George
Slowly I Open My Eyes (gangster soliloquy)
An Unexpected Adventure
Ars Poetica
Talking about Boys
The World in My Mother's Hair
Leash
Life Is Happy
The Sciences Sing a Lullabye
My Rodeo
Listen
I Like My Own Poems
The Case against Mist
Credentials
My Moral Life
Invention
Mr. Pillow
Beriberi
The Intelligence Quotient
Don't Cheapen Yourself
Beneath the Pole of Proud Raven
The Pope at 7:00 P.M.
Toltecs
Advice Like That
just squeeze
Memory
Man of the House
Song against Natural Selection
For the Sleepwalkers
Oh Mercy
My Country
Lawrence
The Collaboration
The Kiss
Sweep
Traitor
Good Humor
Soul Train
The Children's Book of Knowledge
Your Wife, a Widow, Waits for You
Things That Have Escaped Me
Acceptance Speech
I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay
Amazed by Chekhov
The Dance of Husbands in Bathrobes
Nosebleed, Gold Digger, KGB, Henry James, Handshake
Coloring
All Suffering Comes from Attachment
What She Wanted
Foolish Earthlings
The Seven Dwarfs, Each on His Deathbed, Remember Snow White
Dear Superman
Lurid Confessions
I Attend a Poetry Reading
Hell
A Trick
The Laundromat
Dust
Fast Gas
2 A.M.
Tracy and Joe
Beer
Tap Dancing Lessons
The Leader of the Pack
Learning to See Crooked
Do you remember the scene in The Godfather where James Caan says, "Now make sure that the gun gets stashed in the rest room - I don't want my kid brother walking out of there with nothing but his dick in his hand"?
Letter to My Assailant
Fish I Remember
Why Life Is Worth Living
The People of the Other Village
Upon Seeing an Ultrasound Photo of an Unborn Child
So You Put the Dog to Sleep
Men with Small Heads
"I Love You Sweatheart"
Uncle Eggplant
The Bad Pilgrim Room
The Quiet World
Play It Again, Salmonella
Hazel Tells LaVerne
In Line at Pancho's Tacos
Why the Heart Never Develops Cancer
Fortune Cookies
Novel
Perfect Recall
Lightweight
Jake Addresses the World from the Garden
The Anti-Foucault Poem
My Philosophy
Saturday Morning Ultimatum
A Paranoid Egotist
Working at the Wholesale Curtain Showroom
Thanksgiving
Pocahontas
In Line at the Supermarket
The Bad Muse
The Sudden Appearance of a Monster at a Window
Justification of the Horned Lizard
The Dead Never Fight against Anything
Geocentric
To Raise the Blind on Purpose
Fiddleheads
Furious Cooking
Monkey House
Four Crows at Dusk
Honeybee upon the Tundra
A Philodendron Named Joan
What I Learned from the Movies
Drugstore Trolls
Revolt
All-Purpose Apology Poem
I Am a Finn
Aunt Sophie's Morning
How the Pope Is Chosen
Remedy for Backache
Natural Woman
Mistakes
Instructions to Her Next Husband
Naola Beauty Academy, New Orleans, 1945
History Lesson
Yvette Mimieux in Hit Lady
Double Trouble
What We Could Do
O Paradise
Curtain Call
Termination
The Stud
Sun Worshiper
At the St. Louis Institute of Music
A Hot Property
In a Pig's Eye
Constipation
The Singer
Marrying
Biblical Also-Rans
Amplified Dog
You Don't Want to Hear a Poem, Do You?
Black Slip
The Business of Love Is Cruelty
Chapped Lips
The Wreckers
The Philosophical Emancipation
Living with Others
The Way He'd Like It
The Same Air
Pastorale for Spring
Acknowledgments
Title Index

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