Mercy Seat Collected and New Poems 1967-2001

ISBN-10: 1556592124

ISBN-13: 9781556592126

Edition: 2004

Authors: Norman Dubie

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Norman Dubie has one of the most radical imaginations in American letters. Winner of the PEN Literary Award for Poetry, The Mercy Seat includes selections from each of Dubie's 17 previous volumes. Whether illuminating a common laborer or a legendary thinker, Dubie meets his subjects with utter compassion for their humanity and the dignity behind their creative work. In pursuit of the well-told story, his love of history is ever-present-though often he recreates his own. "With its restoration of so many out-of-print poems and its addition of new works, The Mercy Seat was one of last year's most significant publications." -American Book Review "The voices of Dubie's monologues are full of astonishing intimacy." -The Washington Post Book World
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Norman Dubie was born in Barre, Vermont, in April 1945. He teaches at Arizona State University. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Poetry, He has won the Bess Hokin Award of the Modern Poetry Association and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Dubie won the PEN USA prize for best poetry collection in 2001.

The Friary at Blossom, Prologue & Instructions
Poems 1967-1990
Popham of the New Song
In the Dead of the Night
For Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965
Indian Summer
The Hour
A Village Priest
Descent into the Hours of the Peregrine
The Pennacesse Leper Colony for Women, Cape Cod: 1922
The Obscure
About Infinity
Anima Poeta: A Christmas Entry for the Suicide, Mayakovsky
Monologue of Two Moons, Nudes with Crests: 1938
Elegy Asking That It Be the Last
Nineteen Forty
February: The Boy Brueghel
The Czar's Last Christmas Letter: A Barn in the Urals
These Untitled Little Verses in Which, at Dawn, Two Obscure Dutch Peasants Struggled with an Auburn Horse
Her Monologue of Dark Crepe with Edges of Light
The Wedding Party
The Immoralist
Sun and Moon Flowers: Paul Klee, 1879-1940
The Trees of Madame Blavatsky
The Moths
Elegies for the Ocher Deer on the Walls at Lascaux
The City of the Olesha Fruit
The Seagull
A Widow Speaks to the Auroras of a December Night
The Hours
After Three Photographs of Brassai
The Dun Cow and the Hag
Elegy to the Sioux
A Grandfather's Last Letter
The Ganges
Elegy to the Pulley of Superior Oblique
Thomas Hardy
Grand Illusion
Elizabeth's War with the Christmas Bear
Aubade of the Singer and Saboteur, Marie Triste
The Fox Who Watched for the Midnight Sun
Comes Winter, the Sea Hunting
Double Sphere, Cloven Sphere
The Composer's Winter Dream
The Night Before Thanksgiving
Ode to the Spectral Thief, Alpha
The Parallax Monograph for Rodin
The World Isn't a Wedding of the Artists of Yesterday
The Scrivener's Roses
The Circus Ringmaster's Apology to God
Coleridge Crossing the Plain of Jars
Principia Mathematica: Einstein's Exile in an Old Dutch Winter
Lord Myth
Not the Cuckold's Dream
After Spring Snow, What They Saw
The Everlastings
An Old Woman's Vision
Several Measures for the Little Lost
Pictures at an Exhibition
To a Young Woman Dying at Weir
Chemin de Fer
Elsinore in the Late Ancient Autumn
The Open Happens in the Midst of Beings
At Midsummer
Elegy for Wright & Hugo
New England, Springtime
The Elegy for Integral Domains
Nine Black Poppies for Chac
The Widow of the Beast of Ingolstadt
Meister Eckhart
The Diamond Persona
La Pampa
The Funeral
The Duchesse's Red Shoes
Danse Macabre
New England, Autumn
Through a Glass Darkly
The Trolley from Xochimilco
The Huts at Esquimaux
Oration: Half-Moon in Vermont
An Annual of the Dark Physics
The Lion Grotto
The Train
Old Night and Sleep
Ars Poetica
Groom Falconer
Of Politics, & Art
The Apocrypha of Jacques Derrida
The Death of the Race Car Driver
The Fish
Buffalo Clouds over the Maestro Hoon
An American Scene
Northwind Escarpment
New Age at Airport Mesa
Safe Conduct
The Saints of Negativity
The Desert Deportation of 1915
Near the Bridge of Saint-Cloud
Radio Sky
Coyote Creek
Thomas Merton and the Winter Marsh
Anagram Born of Madness at Czernowitz, 23 November 1920
Tomb Pond
A True Story of God
Revelation 20:11-15
A Depth of Field
Looking up from Two Renaissance Paintings to the Massacre at Tiananmen Square
The Diatribe of the Kite
The Evening of the Pyramids
A Dream of Three Sisters
Homage to Philip K. Dick
Inside the City Walls
The Bus Stopped in Fields of Misdemeanor
Two Women on the Potomac Parkway
A Renunciation of the Desert Primrose
A Blue Hog
Margaret's Speech
Bellevue Exchange
Simple Philo of Alexandria
November 23, 1989
In the Time of False Messiahs
A Physical Moon Beyond Paterson
Poems 1991-2001
The Mercy Seat
Elegy for My Brother
At the Death of a Mongolian Peasant
A Skeleton for Mr. Paul in Paradise
A Fifteenth-Century Zen Master
The Caste Wife Speaks to the Enigmatic Parabolas
Ghosts on the Northern Land of Ur
After Sky X
The Photographer's Annual
"Gently Bent to Ease Us"
Poem for My Friend, Clare. Or, With White Stupas We Remember Buddha
Bells in the Endtime of Gyurmey Tsultrim
The Clouds of Magellan (Aphorisms of Mr. Canon Aspirin)
A Genesis Text for Larry Levis, Who Died Alone
The Amulet
"Somebody'll Hav' to Shoot Ya Down"
For Milarepa, in Ruse, on Rice Paper
On the Chinese Abduction of Tibet's Child Panchen Lama
The Shadows at Boxford
The Reader of the Sentences
Last Poem, Snow Tree
About the Author
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
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