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Belmont Poems

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ISBN-10: 1555976441

ISBN-13: 9781555976446

Edition: 2015

Authors: Stephen Burt

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The new poetry collection by Stephen Burt, “one of the most gifted poets of his generation” (Frank Bidart)Our skills are finally in demand.If you mock us, Pan,In whom we also believe, do itAs gently as you can.                      —from “The People on the Bus”InBelmont, Stephen Burt maps out the joys and the limits of the life he has chosen, the life that chose him, examining and reimagining parenthood, marriage, adulthood, and suburbia alongside a brace of wild or pretty alternatives: the impossible life of a girl raised by cats, the disappointed lives of would-be rock stars, and the real life to which he returns, with his family, in the town that gives the book its name, driving home in…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 5.97" wide x 8.96" long x 0.33" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Stephen Burt is assistant professor of English at Macalester College. He is the author of Randall Jarrell and His Ageand Popular Music, a collection of poems. His reviews and essays on poetry have appeared in several journals, including the Boston Review, London Review of Books, and the Times Literary Supplement.

Poem of Nine A.M.
The People on the Bus
Belmont Overture (Poem of Eight A.M.)
To Subarus
Reverse Deciduous Existence
Exploring the Suburbs
Poem of Seven A.M.
To Autumn
Color Theory
Words for Tea Towels
The Task
Sunday Afternoon
"When the Sweet Wind Did Gently Kiss the Trees"
First Astronomy Globe
Owl Music
Poem of Six A.M.
A Sock Is Not a Human Being
The Paraphilia Odes
Fictitious Girl Raised by Cats
For Avril Lavigne
Draft Camp
Two Victorian Scenes
Little Lament for the Legion of Super-Heroes
Bad Newz
So Let Am Not
Text Messages
Self-Portrait as Muppet
The Soul
In Memory of the Rock Band Breaking Circus
Dulles Access Road
Tarmac with Soundtrack
Over Connecticut
An Atlas of the Atlas Moth
Swingline Stapler
Prothalamion with Laoco�n Simulacrum
Living Next to the River (Jos� Luis Rivas)
Sunday Afternoon in Chapultepec Park (Alberto Blanco)
Kendall Square in the Rain
Storrow Drive in the Sun
Ocean State Job Lot
Over Wingaersheek Beach
Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk
The Future
El Nido
Flooded Meadow
Butterfly with Parachute