Fear of Dreaming The Selected Poems

ISBN-10: 0140586954

ISBN-13: 9780140586954

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jim Carroll

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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

As a teenager, Jim Carroll won a basketball scholarship to Trinity, an elite private school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where he discovered a love of writing and began spending time at the St. Mark's Poetry Project in the East Village. While at Trinity, he led a life that combined sports, drugs and poetry. He published a limited-edition pamphlet of poems, Organic Trains (1967) while still in his teens. He briefly attending Wagner College and Columbia University, but soon found his way to Andy Warhol's Factory, where he contributed dialogue for Warhol's films. Later he worked as a studio assistant for the painter Larry Rivers. He left New York in 1973 to escape drugs and settled in Bolinas, an artistic community north of San Francisco. He is best known for The Basketball Diaries, the journal he kept during high school and published in 1978. In 1995, it was adapted into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His other works include 4 Ups and 1 Down; Living at the Movies; Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries, 1971-1973; The Book of Nods; Fear of Dreaming; and Void of Course, 1994-1997. In the late 1970's, he formed the Jim Carroll Band. Their albums include Catholic Boy (1980), Dry Dreams (1982) and I Write Your Name (1984). He also wrote lyrics for Blue Oyster Cult and Boz Scaggs. He died from a heart attack on September 11, 2009 at the age of 60.

Living at the Movies
Blue Poles
The Distances
The Narrows
Next Door
The Green Bus
The Loft
In the Valley
The Burning of Bustin's Island
Love Rockets
The Other Garden
Birthday Poem
Living at the Movies
Your Daughter
Fragment: Little N.Y. Ode
Cough Syrup
One Flight Up
How Relaxed
For Ezra Pound
The Blue Pill
Blood Bridge
Poem on My Son's Birthday
Crossed Wires
Leaving N.Y.C.
A Fragment
A Short Reminder
To a Poetess
The Cosmopolitan Sense
Growing Up
Cold Faces
To the Secret Poets of Kansas
Jet Fizzle
Sea Battle
An Early Morning Crucifixion
Invisible Sleep
Sure. . .
Fear and Trembling
After St. John of the Cross
Little Ode on St. Anne's Day
Chop Chop
Silver Mirrors
Highway Report
Dog Crunch
Love Poem (Later)
California Poem
Withdrawal Letter
Maybe I'm Amazed
Mercury Clouds
New Year 1970
Back Home
For Sue's Birthday
Love Story
In This Room Particularly
The Tenth Try
Love Poem
For Your Birthday
On the Rush
Words from Babylon
Torn Canvas
The Birth and Death of the Sun
It Doesn't Matter
Chelsea May
Savage Bubbles
Paregoric Babies
An Apple at Dawn
The Book of Nods
Trained Monkey
With van Gogh
A Poet Dies
Homage to Gerard Manley Hopkins
Watching the Schoolyard
Guitar Voodoo
My Father's Vacation
Post Office
The Ice Capades
"The Academy of the Future Is Opening Its Doors . . ."
Parting the Reeds
The Lakes of Sligo
A Beach Landing
Zeno's Final Paradox
The Safe Corridor
Rimbaud Scenes:
Rimbaud's Tooth Ache
Rimbaud Sees the Dentist
Waking in a Painter's Loft in Paris
Rimbaud Running Guns
Rimbaud Pays Homage to Saint Helena
Confederate Lake
One Hundred Years of Boredom
Silent Money
Five Irresponsible Students of Zen
The Buddha Reveals Himself
Me, Myself, and I
Teeth Marks
Reaching France
In the Law Library
In the Capital
Stepping Out of M.O.M.A.
The Transient
Just Visiting
New York City Variations
Poems 1973-1985
Winter's Age
For Elizabeth
M. Verdoux, The Wife Killer
A Night Outing
Wing and Claw
The Ad Man's Daughter
Saint Theresa
In Four Seasons
Dead Salamander's Song
Painting by Flashlight
The Caves
Judging the Pageant
El Hombre del Ombre
A Window in Cherry Valley
On Tour
Dueling the Monkey
A Child Growing Up with the Sun
For John Donne
Eugene, Oregon
Our Desires
My Debt
On Susan's Birthday
Dresden to Chesapeake Bay
In the Deep Green Vase
The New Death
The Runners
3 Short Poems:
Cinco de Mayo
Things That Fly
For Robert Smithson
Borges Death Mask
The Desert Casino
Music Television
In the Gears
New Work 1989-1993
Curtis's Charm
A Perfect Stranger
I Am Not Kurt Schwitters
Calm Under Fire
Fear of Dreaming
Inauguration Day
In Time, AIDS
Evening News
Praying Mantis
To the National Endowment for the Arts
About the Author
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