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Legitimate Dangers American Poets of the New Century

ISBN-10: 1932511296
ISBN-13: 9781932511291
Edition: 2006
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Description: This groundbreaking anthology offers a broad and representative introduction to some of the most exciting, fresh voices on the contemporary poetry landscape by gathering together generous selections from the work of 85 younger American poets. The  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sarabande Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

This groundbreaking anthology offers a broad and representative introduction to some of the most exciting, fresh voices on the contemporary poetry landscape by gathering together generous selections from the work of 85 younger American poets. The poets selected were born after 1960, published their first book within the last 10 years, and have no more than three books published. Some are the recipients of numerousawards, while others, who are making their first appearance, are quickly making significant contributions to twenty-first-century poetry. The poets include Rick Barot, Joshua Beckman, David Berman, Nick Flynn, Matthea Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, James Kimbrell, D.A. Powell, Spencer Reece, Matthew Rohrer, Rebecca Wolff, Kevin Young, Matthew Zapruder, Andrew Zawacki, and many others.

Preface
Introduction
Many Are Called
Eight Elegies
Reading Plato
Prologue
Unworn
Psalm (Traherne)
Afterword
[Final poem for the gently sifting public begins on the streets...]
[I like your handsome drugs. Your pleasant...]
[The thirst of the crowd. We laid the surfer down...]
[The canals. The liquor coming through...]
Ode to the Air Traffic Controller
Poem to Line My Casket With, Ramona
Zombie Sunday (Had We But World Enough and Time)
Meditation on The Consolation of Philosophy
Sleeping with Artemis
Democratic Vistas
April 13, 1865
Community College in the Rain
From His Bed in the Capital City
I Love How Your Eyes Close Every Time You Kiss Me
Like a Face
Anne Boleyn
Pavese Said Death Will Come Bearing Your Eyes
Just Yesterday
All but Lost
Groupie
Slutty
The Northern Sun
Apparition
Chrysalis
Elegant Endings
We're Not Going to Malta
Perfect City Code
How It Begins How It Ends
Aesthetics
Divorce
Hamartia Symbolized by the Stray
"Kelly, Ringling Bros. Oldest Elephant, Goes On Rampage"
The Spots
The Only Yak in Batesville, Virginia
The Girls
The Term
Room 40
Transporter
Thrillsville
The Power Plant
In Squire Park with M., Esquire
Phantoms of Utopia
Slowly, Slowly, Horses
Ocean State
Persephone (Unplugged)
Paysage Moralise
Morningside Park
My Ravine
Vermont
Song for a Play
Stealing from Your Mother
The Elephant
Long Goodbye
Shelburne Falls
Arbor
Sweet Reader, Flanneled and Tulled
Thirty Years Rising
All the Natural Movements of the Soul
The Unbosoming
If You Are Asked
How to Look at Mexican Highways
Driven by a Strange Desire
Golfers in the Family
Twenty-Seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit
Three Panels Depending on the Heart
The New Intelligence
Birdsong from Inside the Egg
The War Is Over
Our Man
Forensics
Sticks
Atomic Bride
Slow Fade to Black
Zapruder
On Fire
The Boxers
Intermission
Myths of the Disappearance
Geburt des Monicakinds
Stories from the Tower
Childhood's House
Miraculous Image
Scold's Mask
Subway
Housefire
Swarm
Hive
Emptying Town
Cartoon Physics, part 1
Cartoon Physics, part 2
Flesh
Nocturne
The Hands of the Body Without the Body, and Nothing to Hold
Colosseum
Afterward, There Will Be a Hallway
Berlin Series
Nostalgia, Cheryl, Is the Best Heroin
Saints
Analogies
The Last Living Castrato
Not Body
The Wolf
Kiss of Judas
Abandoned Conversation with the Senses
Our Square of Lawn
Ideas Go Only So Far
Definition of Weather
Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form
Wind in a Box
The Blue Terrance
The Elegant Tongue
A Postcard from Okemah
Talk
As Western Culture Declined Without Its Knowing
Where Spring Is
My Wrist Split Open
Corrections
My Pieta
Zombie
The Pyramid
Skin
Rooms
Submarine
Explanation
Sampler City
Hume's Suicide of the External World
Comprehension Questions
Blunts
Euphoria
Pest
Don Pullen at the Zanzibar Blue Jazz Cafe
Poem Beginning with a Line by Frank Lima
The New Life
Song of the Chinchilla
The United States of America
The Girl Who Couldn't Be Loved
Beggar's Song
Kind of Blue
Public Radio Plays Eddie Harris
Author's Prayer
Dancing in Odessa
Maestro
Orphean Song
Mechanics
The Gallery
Subtraction Song
Occupation
Monologue for an Onion
On Sparrows
Empty House
Letters to a Vanishing Fiancee
Salvation
My Psychic
And Having Lost Track
Porch in Snow
Mariana Trench
Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes
Bad Aliens
An Ordinary Evening
Gypsy Summer
Civilization Day
I Am Like a Desert Owl, an Owl Among the Ruins
Sympathy and Envy
A Dream of Mimesis
In Las Vegas
Ars Poetica (the idea)
Chill Core
Glass Heart
Cinema Verite
First
A Condensed History of Beauty
On Death
On God
"[O boss of ashes boss of dust...]"
Hello
The Babies
The Mustache
Transylvania, 1919
The Experiments Lasted Through the Winter
Portrait of a Child
Three Bridges
After the Shipwreck
I Was Buried in Janzoor
Growing Up With a Sears Catalog in Benghazi, Libya
Echo & Elixir 1
Echo & Elixir 2
Logic in the House of Sawed-Off Telescopes
Lineage
Opposites Attack
The Archipelago of Kisses
Dear America
Still Life W/Influences
The Wind Domes
Persuasion
Look
With This Change to Indoor Lighting
Rendered Dog
Marriage Proposal
Hearing Music Through Dark Trees
Capstone
Where Were You
Driving Past My Exit
The Vandals
The Vandals Dying
Practicing Their Diffidence, The Vandals
[when you touch down upon this earth.little reindeers]
[sleek mechanical dart: the syringe noses into the blue vein marking the target of me]
[tall and thin and young and lovely the michael with kaposi's sarcoma goes walking]
[writing for a young man on the redline train: "to his boy mistress"]
[coda & discography]
For the Unfortunates
The End of the City
A Car Has Fallen from a Bridge
The Rise of Rome
On Finding a Swastika Carved on a Tree in the Hills Above Heidelberg
Corruption
Scarecrow Eclogue
Second Circle
Evening with Stars
Burial Practice
Portofino
Autumn Song
The Clerk's Tale
Strawberry
Stupid
What Was There to Bring Me to Delight But to Love and Be Loved?
a crash of rhinos
Childhood Stories
from The World at Night
My Government
We Never Should Have Stopped at Pussy Island
More Important Than the Design of Cities Will Be the Design of Their Decay
Man-Torpedo-Boat
Assembling My Shepherd
Never Morocco
Big Rig the Baroque Sky
At Shedd Aquarium
Chanel No. 5
Vampire Finch
Woodpecker Finch
House of Dior
The Alphabetizer Speaks
First Bookshelf
What I Disliked About the Pleistocene Era
Your Name on It
Epithalament
Postfeminism
You Love, You Wonder
Panopticon
Boot Theory
A Primer for the Small Weird Loves
Saying Your Names
Self-Portrait as the Letter Y
History
Duende
localism or t/here
December 1, 2002
December 4, 2002
January 28, 2003
One Thousand Bullfrogs Rejoice
Meteor
Holy Ghost
Eohippus
Elsewhere
First person plural is a house
Set for a Southern Gothic
Detail From "Set for a Southern Gothic"
Dead House Sonnet
Trick Noir
They Call You Moody
Touch Me Not
Modern Love
Miscegenation
Genus Narcissus
Countess P-'s Advice for New Girls
Native Guard
Story for the Mother Tongue
Next to Last Prayer
Portraits at the Epicenter
[Now I promise...]
[If it be event...]
The Case
May
Kiss Me Deadly
The Miracles of St. Sebastian
What Begins Bitterly Becomes Another Love Poem
Hotel d'Avignon
O Canada!
As Hour and Year Collapsed
Send New Beasts
Narrative Poem
Where I Stand with Regard to the Game
Italics, Mine
Nervous Systems
Junkyard
[Wind in bare vines...]
Relict
Coal Age
The Fossil Garden
Testimony
Confession
50 Years in the Career of an Aspiring Thug
Advice
Press Play
Sybil
Lamb, Willow: An Arch Dolefulness Has Taken Me This Far
Amaryllis
Voluntary Servitude
Fourteen Things We're Allowed to Bring to the Underworld
Predictions About a Black Car
Naglfar
Night Ferry to Naxos 1
Night Ferry to Naxos 2
Flatlanders
Proximity
Torn
Infidelity
Soundtrack
The Rushes
Negative
Song of Smoke
Errata
Canada
School Street
Whoever You Are
Credo
Velocity Among the Ruins of Angel Republic
Vertigo
[from] Viatica
Diary (Underworld)
Not Knowing Nijinsky or Diaghilev
In Your Version of Heaven I Am Younger
Photo Credits
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Editors' Acknowledgments
The Editors

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