Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

ISBN-10: 1400030935
ISBN-13: 9781400030934
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: J. D. McClatchy
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Description: Dazzling in its range, exhilarating in its immediacy and grace, this collection gathers together, from every region of the country and from the past forty years, the poems that continue to shape our imaginations. From Robert Lowell and Elizabeth  More...

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List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Dazzling in its range, exhilarating in its immediacy and grace, this collection gathers together, from every region of the country and from the past forty years, the poems that continue to shape our imaginations. From Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich, to Robert Haas and Louise Gluck, this anthology takes the full measure of our poetry's daring energies and its tender understandings.

J. D. McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, two books of literary essays, & four opera libretti. He is the editor of "The Yale Review" & a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

A Note on the Second Edition, 2003
The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket
Memories of West Street and Lepke
Man and Wife
Skunk Hour
The Mouth of the Hudson
For the Union Dead
Waking Early Sunday Morning
The Nihilist as Hero
Reading Myself
The Bight
Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance
At the Fishhouses
The Shampoo
Brazil, January 1, 1502
Under the Window: Ouro Preto
The Armadillo
Filling Station
In the Waiting Room
One Art
Root Cellar
The Shape of the Fire
The Waking
I Knew a Woman
In a Dark Time
The Moon and the Night and the Men
From the Dream Songs (1, 4, 5, 14, 29, 46, 76, 77, 143, 257, 384)
90 North
Eighth Air Force
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
The Woman at the Washington Zoo
Next Day
Well Water
Masts at Dawn
Birth of Love
Rattlesnake Country
Evening Hawk
The Kingfishers
For My Contemporaries
To My Wife
From a Century of Epigrams 9 (29, 53, 55, 62, 76)
Night, Death, Mississippi
Frederick Douglass
Middle Passage
Amsterdam Letter
Cracked Looking Glass
After Reading The Country of the Pointed Firs
Unconscious Came a Beauty
Stone Gullets
Staying at Ed's Place
A Poem Beginning With a Line by Pindar
The Illiterate
Thoughts on One's Head
Country Stars
The Jain Bird Hospital in Delhi
Storm Windows
The Dependencies
Learning the Trees
Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry
The War in the Air
A Baroque Wall-Foundation in the Villa Sciarra
Looking Into History
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
Advice to a Prophet
Walking to Sleep
Hamlen Brook
Into Mexico
The Twins
A View
The Stream
The Pruned Tree
The Wars
Menage a Trois
Elegy for My Sister
Rules of Sleep
Einstein's Bathrobe
The Heaven of Animals
The Hospital Window
The Sheep Child
The Strength of Fields
A Hill
Third Avenue in Sunlight
"More Light! More Light!"
The Feast of Stephen
The Crystal Lithium
Korean Mums
The Ache of Marriage
Seeing for a Moment
Graves at Elkhorn
The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir
Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg
The River Now
An Afternoon at the Beach
Amor Vincit Omnia
From Autumn Shade (3, 6, 8, 9)
A Muse of Water
Amusing Our Daughters
From Pro Feminia (I, II)
The Evening of the Mind
Men at Forty
The Tourist from Syracuse
Variations on a Text by Vallejo
The Assassination
Mule Team and Poster
To the Harbormaster
A Step Away from Them
Meditations in an Emergency
Why I Am Not a Painter
The Day Lady Died
Having a Coke With You
Ave Maria
The Best Slow Dancer
The Naval Trainees Learn How to Jump Overboard
The Excursion of the Speech and Hearing Class
Five Dawn Skies in November
Making Camp
The Source
I Know a Man
The Rescue
Air: "The Love of a Woman"
For Friendship
For Love
The World
From Howl (I)
Sunflower Sutra
My Sad Self
Wales Visitation
April Inventory
From Heart's Needle (2, 6)
Mementos, 1
A Locked House
A Renewal
Voices from the Other World
Days of 1964
Willowware Cup
Lost in Translation
The Animals
Some Last Questions
The River of Bees
For the Anniversary of My Death
The Asians Dying
For a Coming Extinction
The Night of the Shirts
St. Vincent's
He Held Radical Light
Gravelly Run
Corsons Inlet
The City Limits
Soonest Mended
As One Put Drunk Into the Packet-Boat
And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name
My Erotic Double
At the Executed Murderer's Grave
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
A Blessing
In Response to a Rumor That the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned
A Winter Daybreak Above Vence
Vapor Trail Reflected in the Frog Pond
Last Songs
The Bear
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
The Man Splitting Wood in the Daybreak
The Vow
The Man on the Hotel Room Bed
Her Kind
Music Swims Back to Me
The Truth the Dead Know
The Starry Night
With Mercy for the Greedy
Wanting to Die
The Room of My Life
The Horse
They Feed They Lion
Belle Isle, 1949
You Can Have It
Rain Downriver
Sweet Will
Family History
The Dream
From All of Us Here
The Night Mirror
From Powers of Thirteen (3, 29, 69, 82, 87, 130)
Swan and Shadow
The Mad Potter
The Venetian Interior, 1889
At the Monument to Pierre Louys
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
The Burning of Paper Instead of Children
Paula Becker to Clara Westhoff
For the Record
For an Album
Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout
Burning Island
The Bath
I Went Into the Maverick Bar
Axe Handles
The Colossus
The Hanging Man
Morning Song
Fever 103[degree]
Lady Lazarus
Keeping Things Whole
Coming to This
The Prediction
"The Dreadful Has Already Happened"
The Story of Our Lives
Where Are the Waters of Childhood?
Stone Canyon Nocturne
Spider Crystal Ascension
Clear Night
Homage to Paul Cezanne
The Other Side of the River
Movement Song
When Death Comes
The Homecoming Singer
Benjamin Banneker Sends His Almanac to Thomas Jefferson
Journey to the Place of Ghosts
It Is This Way With Men
The Gas Station
Alzheimer's: The Wife
My Shoes
Concerning My Neighbors, the Hittites
Eyes Fastened With Pins
Empire of Dreams
Form the World Doesn't End
Dear John, Dear Coltrane
Nightmare Begins Responsibility
The Militance of a Photograph in the Passbook of a Bantu Under Detention
Another Life
Happy Birthday
The Sacrifice
Poem About People
The Hearts
Heroic Simile
Meditation at Lagunitas
Between the Wars
Misery and Splendor
Beach Glass
Stacking the Straw
Elegy in an Abandoned Boatyard
The Roundhouse Voices
Lake Drummond Dream
From Taking Notice (7, 11, 14, 25)
Ballad of Ladies Lost and Found
Nights of 1964-66: The Old Reliable
Nabokov's Blues
107th and Amsterdam
Dire Cure
You Kindly
The Promise
The Glass
The Feelings
The Drowned Children
The Garden
Palais Des Arts
Mock Orange
Black Soap
The Microscope in Winter
"or anything resembling it"
The White Notebook
The Spire
The Lotus Flowers
Song and Story
Winter Field
Paired Things
Mirage Oases
A Cat/ A Future
The Old Cosmologists
That Will to Divest
Drops in the Bucket
Camouflaging the Chimera
Facing It
Ode to the Maggot
Dia de los Muertos
The Typewriter's the Kind
From 20,000 Feet
Fast Break
A Short Lexicon of Torture in the Eighties
My Father's Back
Over and Over Stitch
San Sepolcro
Orpheus and Eurydice
Adolescence - II
A Display of Mackerel
Door to the River
The Paperweight
Supernatural Love
Chiffon Morning
You Come When I Call You
Black Mane
This Hour and What Is Dead
One Heart
The Compass

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