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Collected poems : 1950-2012, Adrienne Rich

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Collected poems : 1950-2012
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Collected poems
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1950-2012
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Adrienne Rich
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"Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets. She brought discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society. This collected volume traces the evolution of her poetry, from her earliest work, which was formally exact and decorous, to her later work, which became increasingly radical in both its free-verse form and feminist and political content. The entire body of her poetry is on display in this vast volume, including the National Book Award-winning 'Diving Into the Wreck' and her prize-winning 'Atlas of the Difficult World.' The 'Collected Poems' of Adrienne Rich gathers and memorializes all of her boldly political, formally ambitious, thoughtful, and lucid work--the whole of which makes her one of the most prolific and influential poets of our time."--Book jacket
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1963-
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  • Rankine, Claudia
  • Conrad, Pablo
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
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Introduction by Claudia Rankine; edited by Pablo Conrad
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 1121-1146) and index
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Contents
  • Purely local
  • A view of the terrace
  • By no means native
  • Air without incense
  • For the felling of an elm in the Harvard yard
  • A clock in the square
  • Why else but to forestall this hour
  • This beast, this angel
  • Eastport to Block Island
  • At a deathbed in the year two thousand
  • A change of world (1951).
  • Afterward
  • The uncle speaks in the drawing room
  • Boundary
  • Five o'clock, Beacon Hill
  • From a chapter on literature
  • An unsaid word
  • Mathilde in Normandy
  • At a Bach concert
  • The rain of blood
  • Stepping backward
  • Storm warnings
  • Itinerary
  • A revivalist in Boston
  • The return of the evening grosbeaks
  • The springboard
  • A change of world
  • Unsounded
  • Design in living colors
  • Walden 1950
  • Sunday evening
  • The innocents
  • Aunt Jennifer's tigers
  • "He remembereth that we are dust"
  • Life and letters
  • For the conjunction of two planets --
  • Vertigo
  • The ultimate act
  • What ghosts can say
  • The kursaal at Interlaken
  • Reliquary
  • Annotation for an epitaph
  • Ideal landscape
  • The celebration in the plaza
  • The tourist and the town
  • Bears
  • The insusceptibles
  • Lucifer in the train
  • Recorders in Italy
  • At Hertford House
  • The wild sky
  • Poems (1950-1951).
  • The prospect
  • Epilogue for a masque of Purcell
  • Villa Adriana
  • The explorers
  • Landscape of the star
  • Letter from the land of sinners
  • Concord River
  • Apology
  • Living in sin
  • Autumn equinox
  • The prisoners
  • The strayed village
  • The perennial answer
  • The insomniacs
  • The snow queen
  • Love in the museum
  • I heard a hermit speak
  • Colophon
  • A walk by the Charles
  • New year morning
  • In time of carnival
  • Night
  • The middle-aged
  • The marriage portion
  • The tree
  • Lovers are like children
  • When this clangor in the brain
  • A view of Merton College
  • Holiday
  • The capital
  • The platform
  • Last song
  • The house at the Cascades
  • The diamond cutters --
  • The roadway
  • Pictures by Vuillard
  • Orient wheat
  • Versailles
  • II.
  • Well, you are tougher than I thought.
  • The absent-minded are always to blame
  • Euryclea's tale
  • September 21
  • After a sentence in "Malte Laurids Brigge"
  • Snapshots of a daughter-in-law.
  • 1.
  • You, once a belle in Shreveport,
  • 2.
  • Snapshots of a daughter-in-law (1963).
  • Banging the coffee-pot into the sink
  • 3.
  • A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
  • 4.
  • Knowing themselves too well in one another:
  • 5.
  • Dulce ridens, dulce loquens
  • 6.
  • When to her lute Corinna sings
  • 7.
  • At majority
  • "To have in this uncertain world some stay
  • 8.
  • "You all die at fifteen," said Diderot,
  • 9.
  • Not that it is done well, but
  • 10.
  • Well,
  • Passing on
  • The raven
  • Merely to know.
  • From morning-glory to Petersburg
  • I.
  • Wedged in by earthworks
  • II.
  • Let me take you by the hair
  • III.
  • Spirit like water
  • Antinoüs: the diaries
  • Juvenilia
  • Double monologue
  • A woman mourned by daughters
  • Rural reflections
  • Readings of history.
  • I.
  • The evil eye
  • II.
  • The confrontation
  • III.
  • Memorabilia
  • IV.
  • Consanguinity
  • V.
  • The knights
  • The mirror
  • VI.
  • The covenant
  • To the airport
  • The afterwake
  • Artificial intelligence
  • A marriage in the 'sixties
  • First things
  • Attention
  • End of an era
  • The loser.
  • Rustication
  • Apology
  • Sisters
  • In the north
  • The classmate
  • Peeling onions
  • Ghost of a chance
  • The well
  • Novella
  • Face
  • I.
  • Prospective immigrants please note
  • Likeness
  • The lag
  • Always the same
  • Peace
  • The roofwalker --
  • I kissed you, bride and lost, and went
  • The corpse-plant
  • The trees
  • Like this together.
  • 1.
  • Wind rocks the car.
  • 2.
  • They're tearing down, tearing up
  • 3.
  • We have, as they say,
  • 4.
  • Poems (1955-1957).
  • Our words misunderstand us.
  • 5.
  • Dead winter doesn't die,
  • Breakfast in a bowling alley in Utica, New York
  • Open-air museum
  • Two songs.
  • 1.
  • Sex, as they harshly call it,
  • 2.
  • That "old last act"!
  • At the Jewish new year
  • The parting
  • Night-pieces: for a child.
  • The crib
  • Her waking
  • The stranger
  • After dark.
  • I.
  • You are falling asleep and I sit looking at you
  • II.
  • Now let's away from prison--
  • Moving in winter
  • Mourning picture
  • "I am in danger--sir--"
  • Halfway
  • Autumn sequence.
  • 1.
  • An old shoe, an old pot, an old skin,
  • 2.
  • Still, as sweetness hardly earned
  • 3.
  • Your flag is dried-blood, turkey-comb
  • Necessities of life (1966).
  • 4.
  • Skin of wet leaves on asphalt.
  • Noon
  • Not like that
  • The knot
  • Any husband to any wife
  • Side by side
  • Spring thunder.
  • 1.
  • Thunder is all it is, and yet
  • Part one:
  • 2.
  • Whatever you are that weeps
  • 3.
  • The power of the dinosaur
  • 4.
  • A soldier is here, an ancient figure,
  • 5.
  • Over him, over you, a great roof is rising,
  • Moth hour
  • Focus
  • Poems 1962-1965.
  • Face to face
  • Part two:
  • Translations from the Dutch.
  • Martinus Nijhoff, the song of the foolish bees
  • Hendrik de Vries, my brother
  • Hendrik de Vries, fever
  • Gerrit Achterberg, Eben Haëzer
  • Gerrit Achterberg, accountability
  • Gerrit Achterberg, statue
  • Leo Vroman, our family
  • Necessities of life
  • Chr. J. van Geel, homecoming
  • Chr. J. van Geel, sleepwalking
  • Poems (1962-1965).
  • To Judith, taking leave
  • Roots
  • The parting: II
  • Winter --
  • In the woods
  • City (from the Dutch of Gerrit Achterberg)
  • Dwingelo (from the Dutch of Gerrit Achterberg)
  • The demon lover
  • Jerusalem
  • Charleston in the 1860's
  • Night watch
  • There are such springlike nights (from the Yiddish of Kadia Molodowsky)
  • For a Russian poet.
  • 1.
  • The winter dream
  • Leaflets (1969).
  • 2.
  • Summer in the country
  • 3.
  • The demonstration
  • Night in the kitchen
  • 5:30 A.M.
  • The break
  • Two poems (adapted from Anna Akhmatova).
  • 1.
  • There's a secret boundary hidden in the waving grasses:
  • Part one:
  • 2.
  • On the terrace, violins played
  • The key
  • Picnic
  • The book
  • Abnegation
  • Part two:
  • Leaflets.
  • Women
  • Implosions
  • Night watch.
  • To Frantz Fanon
  • Continuum
  • On edges
  • Violence
  • The observer
  • Nightbreak
  • Gabriel
  • Leaflets.
  • 1.
  • The big star, and that other
  • Orion
  • 2.
  • Your face
  • 3.
  • If, says the Dahomeyan devil,
  • 4.
  • Crusaders' wind glinting
  • 5.
  • The strain of being born
  • The rafts
  • Part three:
  • Holding out
  • Ghazals (homage to Ghalib).
  • The clouds are electric in this university.
  • The ones who camped on the slopes, below the bare summit,
  • In Central Park we talked of our own cowardice.
  • Did you think I was talking about my life?
  • Blacked-out on a wagon, part of my life cut out forever--
  • When they mow the fields, I see the world reformed
  • Armitage of scrapiron for the radiations of a moon.
  • When your sperm enters me, it is altered;
  • The sapling springs, the milkweed blooms: obsolete nature.
  • Flesh and blood
  • The friend I can trust is the one who will let me have my death.
  • Last night you wrote on the wall: revolution is poetry.
  • A dead mosquito, flattened against a door;
  • So many minds in search of bodies
  • The order of the small town on the riverbank,
  • If these are letters, they will have to be misread.
  • From here on, all of us will be living
  • A piece of thread ripped-out from a fierce design,
  • Poems (1967-1969).
  • Postcard
  • In the evening
  • White night (from the Yiddish of Kadia Molodowsky)
  • The days: spring
  • Tear gas --
  • Missing the point
  • To imagine a time of silence
  • In my imagination I was the pivot of a fresh beginning.
  • 5.
  • Of simple choice they are the villagers;...
  • 6.
  • You are beside me like a wall;...
  • 7.
  • Picking the wax to crumbs...
  • Part II:
  • 3-7/70.
  • 8.
  • 3.
  • A woman waking behind grimed blinds...
  • 9.
  • (Newsreel)
  • 10.
  • They come to you with their descriptions of your soul.
  • 11.
  • The mare's skeleton in the clearing: another sign of life.
  • 12.
  • I was looking for a way out of a lifetime's consolations.
  • 13.
  • "People suffer highly in poverty...
  • We are driven to odd attempts;...
  • 14.
  • Whatever it was: the grains of the glacier... --
  • 4.
  • We lie under the sheet
  • 5.
  • I am composing on the typewriter late at night,...
  • I dream I'm the death of Orpheus
  • The blue ghazals.
  • Violently asleep in the old house.
  • The will to change (1971).
  • One day of equinoctial light after another,
  • A man, a woman, a city.
  • Ideas of order...sinner of the Florida keys,
  • Late at night I went walking through your difficult wood,
  • They say, if you can tell, clasped tight under the blanket,
  • There are days when I seem to have nothing
  • Frost, burning. The city's ill.
  • Pain made her conservative.
  • Pierrot Le Fou.
  • 1.
  • November 1968
  • Suppose you stood facing
  • 2.
  • On a screen as wide as this, I grope for the titles.
  • 3.
  • Suppose we had time
  • 4.
  • The island blistered our feet.
  • 5.
  • When I close my eyes
  • 6.
  • Study of history
  • To record
  • Letters: March 1969.
  • 1.
  • Foreknown. The victor
  • 2.
  • Hopes sparkle like water in the clean carafe.
  • 3.
  • "I am up at sunrise
  • 4.
  • Six months back
  • Planetarium
  • Pieces.
  • 1.
  • Breakpoint
  • 2.
  • Relevance
  • 3.
  • Memory
  • 4.
  • Time and place
  • 5.
  • The burning of paper instead of children.
  • Revelation
  • Our whole life
  • Your letter
  • Stand up
  • The stelae
  • Snow
  • The will to change.
  • 1.
  • That Chinese restaurant was a joke
  • 2.
  • 1.
  • Knocked down in the canefield
  • 3.
  • Beardless again, phoning
  • 4.
  • At the wings of the mirror, peacock plumes
  • 5.
  • The cabdriver from the Bronx
  • The photograph of the unmade bed
  • Images for Godard.
  • 1.
  • My neighbor, a scientist and art-collector,...
  • Language as city:: Wittgenstein
  • 2.
  • To know the extremes of light
  • 3.
  • To love, to move perpetually
  • 4.
  • At the end of Alphaville
  • 5.
  • Interior monologue of the poet:
  • A valediction forbidding mourning
  • 2.
  • Shooting script.
  • Part I:
  • 11/69-2/70.
  • 1.
  • We were bound on the wheel of an endless conversation.
  • 2.
  • Ghazal V (adapted from Mirza Ghalib)
  • 3.
  • The old blanket. The crumbs of rubbed wool turning up.
  • 4.
  • From the prison house
  • The stranger
  • Song
  • Dialogue
  • Diving into the wreck
  • II.
  • The phenomenology of anger
  • III.
  • Merced
  • A primary ground
  • Diving into the wreck (1971-1972).
  • Translations
  • The ninth symphony of Beethoven understood at last as a sexual message
  • Rape
  • Burning oneself in
  • Burning oneself out
  • For a sister
  • For the dead
  • From a survivor
  • August
  • IV.
  • I.
  • Meditations for a savage child
  • Poems (1973-1974).
  • Dien bien phu
  • Essential resources
  • Blood-sister
  • The wave
  • Re-forming the crystal
  • The fourth month of the landscape architect
  • The alleged murderess walking in her cell
  • White night
  • Trying to talk with a man
  • Amnesia
  • For L.G.: unseen for twenty years
  • Family romance
  • From an old house in America
  • The fact of a doorframe --
  • When we dead awaken
  • Waking in the dark
  • Incipience
  • After twenty years
  • The mirror in which two are seen as one
  • Cartographies of silence
  • The lioness
  • II.
  • Twenty-one love poems.
  • I.
  • Wherever in this city, screens flicker
  • II.
  • I wake up in your bed. I know I have been dreaming.
  • III.
  • Since we're not young, weeks have to do time
  • The dream of a common language (1974-1977).
  • IV.
  • I come home from you through the early light of spring
  • V.
  • This apartment full of books could crack open
  • VI.
  • Your small hands, precisely equal to my own--
  • VII.
  • What kind of beast would turn its life into words?
  • VIII.
  • I can see myself years back at Sunion,
  • I.
  • IX.
  • our silence today is a pond where drowned things live
  • X.
  • Your dog, tranquil and innocent, dozes through
  • XI.
  • Every peak is a crater. This is the law of volcanoes,
  • Xii.
  • Sleeping, turning in turn like planets
  • XIII.
  • The rules break like a thermometer,
  • Power.
  • XIV.
  • It was your vision of the pilot
  • (The floating poem, unnumbered)
  • XV.
  • If I lay on that beach with you
  • XVI.
  • Across a city from you, I'm with you,
  • XVII.
  • No one's fated or doomed to love anyone.
  • XVIII.
  • Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev
  • Rain on the West Side Highway,
  • XIX.
  • Can it be growing colder when I begin
  • XX.
  • That conversation we were always on the edge
  • XXI.
  • The dark lintels, the blue and foreign stones
  • III.
  • Not somewhere else, but here.
  • Upper Broadway
  • Origins and history of consciousness
  • Paula Becker to Clara Westhoff
  • Nights and days
  • Sibling mysteries
  • A woman dead in her forties
  • Mother-right
  • Natural resources
  • Toward the solstice
  • Transcendental etude --
  • Splittings
  • Hunger
  • To a poet
  • What is possible
  • For Ethel Rosenberg
  • Mother-in-law
  • Heroines
  • Grandmothers.
  • 1.
  • Mary Gravely Jones
  • 2.
  • Hattie Rice Rich
  • 3.
  • A wild patience has taken me this far (1978-1981).
  • Granddaughter
  • The spirit of place.
  • I.
  • Over the hills in Shutesbury, Leverett
  • II.
  • The mountain laurel in bloom
  • III.
  • Strangers are an endangered species
  • IV.
  • The river-fog will do for privacy
  • The images
  • V.
  • Orion plunges like a drunken hunter
  • Frame
  • Rift
  • A vision
  • Turning the wheel.
  • 1.
  • Location
  • 2.
  • Burden baskets
  • Coast to coast
  • 3.
  • Hohokam
  • 4.
  • Self-hatred
  • 5.
  • Particularity
  • 6.
  • Apparition
  • 7.
  • Mary Jane Colter, 1904
  • Integrity
  • 8.
  • Turning the wheel --
  • Culture and anarchy
  • For Julia in Nebraska
  • Transit
  • For memory
  • Dreams before waking
  • When/then
  • Upcountry
  • One kind of terror: a love poem
  • In the wake of home
  • What was, is; what might have been, might be
  • For an occupant
  • Emily Carr
  • Poetry: I
  • Poetry: II, Chicago
  • Your native land, your life (1981-1985).
  • Poetry: III
  • Baltimore: a fragment from the thirties
  • New York
  • Homage to winter
  • Blue rock
  • Yom Kippur 1984
  • Edges
  • III.
  • Contradictions: tracking poems.
  • 1.
  • I.
  • Look: this is January the worst onslaught
  • 2.
  • Heart of cold. Bones of cold. Scalp of cold
  • 3.
  • My mouth hovers across your breasts
  • 4.
  • He slammed his hand across my face and I
  • 5.
  • She is carrying my madness and I dread her
  • 6.
  • Sources
  • Dear Adrienne: I'm calling you up tonight
  • 7.
  • Dear Adrienne, I feel signified by pain
  • 8.
  • I'm afraid of prison. Have been all these years.
  • 9.
  • Tearing but not yet town: this page
  • 10.
  • Night over the great and the little worlds
  • 11.
  • II.
  • I came out of the hospital like a woman
  • 12.
  • Violence as purification: the one idea.
  • 13.
  • Trapped in one idea, you can't have your feelings,
  • 14.
  • Lately in my dreams I hear long sentences
  • 15.
  • You who think I find words for everything,
  • 16.
  • North American time.
  • It's true, these last few years I've lived
  • 17.
  • I have backroads I take to places
  • 18.
  • The problem, unstated till now, is how
  • 19.
  • If to feel is to be unreliable
  • 20.
  • The tobacco fields lie fallow the migrant pickers
  • 21.
  • For the record
  • The cat-tails blaze in the corner sunflowers
  • 22.
  • In a bald skull sits our friend in a helmet
  • 23.
  • You know the government must have pushed them to settle,
  • 24.
  • Someone said to me: it's just that we don't
  • 25.
  • Did anyone ever know who we were
  • 26.
  • Education of a novelist
  • You: air-driven reft from the tuber-bitten soil
  • 27.
  • The Tolstoyans the Afro-American slaves
  • 28.
  • This high summer we love will pour its light
  • 29.
  • You who think I find words for everything --
  • Virginia 1906
  • In memoriam: D.K.
  • Final notations --
  • Children playing checkers at the edge of the forest
  • Sleepwalking next to death
  • Letters in the family
  • The desert as garden of paradise
  • Delta
  • 6/21
  • For an album
  • Dreamwood
  • Walking down the road
  • Time's power (1985-1988).
  • The slides
  • Harpers Ferry
  • One life
  • Divisions of labor
  • Living memory
  • Turning
  • An atlas of the difficult world (1988-1991).
  • I.
  • A dark woman, head bent, listening for something
  • II.
  • Solfeggietto
  • Here is a map of our country:
  • III.
  • Two five-pointed star-shaped glass candleholders,...
  • IV.
  • Late summers, early autumns, you can see something that binds
  • V.
  • Catch if you can your country's moment, begin
  • VI.
  • A potato explodes in the oven. Poetry and famine:
  • VII.
  • This
  • (The dream-site) some rooftop, water-tank looming, street-racket strangely quelled
  • VIII.
  • He thought there would be a limit and that it would stop him. He depended on that:
  • IX.
  • One this earth, in this life, as I read your story, you're lonely.
  • X.
  • Soledad. =f. solitude, loneliness, homesickness; lonely retreat.
  • XI.
  • One night on Monterey Bay the death-freeze of the century:
  • XII.
  • Love poem
  • What homage will be paid to a beauty built to last
  • XIII.
  • (Dedications) I know you are reading this poem
  • II.
  • She
  • That mouth
  • Olivia
  • Eastern war time.
  • 1.
  • Memory lifts her smoky mirror: 1943,
  • Negotiations
  • 2.
  • Girl between home and school, what is that girl
  • 3.
  • How telegrams used to come: ring
  • 4.
  • What the grown-ups can't speak of would you push
  • 5.
  • A young girl knows she is young and meant to live
  • 6.
  • A girl wanders with a boy into the woods
  • In a classroom
  • 7.
  • A woman of sixty driving
  • 8.
  • A woman wired in memories
  • 9.
  • Streets closed, emptied by force guns at corners
  • 10.
  • Memory says: want to do right? Don't count on me
  • Tattered Kaddish
  • Through corralitos under rolls of cloud.
  • The novel
  • II.
  • Showering after 'flu; stripping the bed;
  • III.
  • If you know who died in that bed, do you know
  • IV.
  • That light of outrage is the light of history
  • V.
  • She who died on that bed sees it her way:
  • For a friend in travail
  • 1948: Jews
  • A story
  • Two arts.
  • 1.
  • I've redone you by daylight.
  • 2.
  • Raise it up there and it will
  • Darklight.
  • I.
  • Early day. Grey the air.
  • II.
  • When heat leaves the walls at last
  • 1.
  • Not what you thought: just a turn-off
  • 2.
  • Calle visión--
  • 3.
  • Lodged in the difficult hotel
  • 4.
  • Calle vision your heart beats on unbroken
  • 5.
  • Ammonia
  • Dark fields of the republic (1991-1995).
  • 6.
  • The repetitive motions of slaughtering
  • 7.
  • You can call on beauty still and it will leap
  • 8.
  • In the room in the house
  • 9.
  • In the black net
  • 10.
  • On the road there is a house
  • What kind of times are these.
  • Reversion
  • Revolution in permanence (1953, 1993)
  • Then or now.
  • Food packages: 1947
  • Innocence: 1945
  • Sunset, December, 1993
  • Deportations
  • And now
  • Sending love.
  • Voice
  • In those years
  • Sending love: Molly sends it
  • Sending love is harmless
  • Terrence years ago
  • Take
  • Late Ghazal
  • Six narratives.
  • 1.
  • You drew up the story of your life
  • 2.
  • You drew up a story about me
  • To the days
  • 3.
  • You were telling a story about women to young men
  • 4.
  • You were telling a story about love
  • 5.
  • I was telling you a story about love
  • 6.
  • You were telling a story about war
  • From pierced darkness
  • Inscriptions.
  • Miracle ice cream
  • One: comrade
  • Two: movement
  • Three: origins
  • Four: history
  • Five: voices
  • Six: edgelit
  • Midnight salvage (1995-1998).
  • The art of translation
  • For an anniversary
  • Midnight salvage
  • Rachel
  • Char
  • Modotti
  • Shattered head
  • 1941
  • Letters to a young poet
  • Camino real
  • Plaza street and Flatbush
  • Seven skins
  • "The night has a thousand eyes"
  • Rusted legacy
  • Amends
  • A long conversation --
  • Calle visión.
  • Fox
  • Messages
  • Fire
  • Twilight
  • Octobrish
  • Second sight
  • Grating
  • Noctilucent clouds
  • If your name is on the list
  • 1999
  • Fox (1998-2000).
  • Terza rima
  • Four short poems
  • Rauschenberg's bed
  • Waiting for you at the mystery spot
  • Ends of the Earth
  • The school among the ruins (2000-2004).
  • .I.
  • Centaur's requiem
  • Equinox
  • Tell me
  • Victory
  • For June, in the year 2001
  • The school among the ruins
  • This evening let's
  • Variations on lines from a Canadian poet
  • Delivered clean
  • The eye
  • There is no one story and one story only
  • II.
  • USonian journals 2000
  • III.
  • Veterans Day
  • Territory shared.
  • Address
  • Transparencies
  • Livresque
  • Collaborations
  • Ritual acts
  • Point in time
  • IV.
  • Alternating current.
  • Sometimes I'm back in that city
  • For this
  • No bad dreams. Night, the bed, the faint clockface.
  • Take one, take two
  • What's suffered in laughter in aroused afternoons
  • A deluxe blending machine
  • As finally by wind or grass
  • When we are shaken out
  • V.
  • Memorize this
  • The painter's house
  • After Apollinaire & Brassens
  • Regardless
  • Slashes
  • Trace elements
  • Bract
  • VI.
  • Dislocations: seven scenarios.
  • 1.
  • Still learning the word
  • 2.
  • In a vast dystopic space the small things
  • 3.
  • Signatures
  • City and world: this infection drinks like a drinker
  • 4.
  • For recalcitrancy of attitude
  • 5.
  • Faces in the mesh: defiance or disdain
  • 6.
  • Not to get up and go back to the drafting table
  • 7.
  • Tonight someone will sleep in a stripped apartment
  • VII.
  • Nora's gaze
  • Five o'clock, January 2003
  • Wait
  • Don't take me
  • To have written the truth
  • Screen door
  • VIII.
  • Tendril --
  • Architect
  • II.
  • Archaic
  • Long after Stevens
  • Improvisation on lines from Edwin Muir's "variations on a time theme"
  • Rhyme
  • Hotel
  • Three elegies.
  • I.
  • Late style
  • II.
  • Telephone ringing in the labyrinth (2004-2006).
  • As ever
  • III.
  • Fallen figure
  • Hubble photographs: after Sappho
  • This is not the room
  • Unknown quantity
  • Tactile value
  • Midnight, the same day.
  • I.
  • When the sun seals my eyes the emblem
  • I.
  • II.
  • Try to rest now, says a voice
  • Even then maybe
  • Director's notes
  • Rereading The dead lecturer
  • III.
  • Letters censored, shredded, returned to sender, or judged unfit to send
  • IV.
  • If/as though
  • Time exposures.
  • Voyage to the denouement
  • I.
  • Glance into glittering moisture
  • II.
  • Is there a doctor in the house
  • III.
  • They'd say she was humorless
  • IV.
  • When I stretched out my legs beyond your wishful thinking
  • V.
  • You've got ocean through sheet glass brandy and firelog
  • Skeleton key
  • The university reopens as the floods recede
  • Via insomnia
  • A burning kangaroo
  • Ever, again
  • V.
  • Draft #2006
  • VI.
  • Telephone ringing in the labyrinth --
  • Wallpaper
  • In plain sight
  • Behind the motel
  • Melancholy piano (extracts)
  • Turbulence
  • Tonight no poetry will serve
  • II.
  • Scenes of negotiation
  • III.
  • From sickbed shores
  • IV.
  • Axel Avákar.
  • Axel: a backstory
  • Axel, in thunder
  • Tonight no poetry will serve (2007-2010).
  • I was there, Axel
  • Axel, darkly seen, in a glass house
  • V.
  • Ballade of the poverties
  • Emergency clinic
  • Confrontations
  • Circum/stances
  • Winterface
  • Quarto
  • Don't flinch
  • I.
  • Black locket
  • Generosity
  • VI.
  • You, again
  • Powers of recuperation
  • Later poems (2010-2012).
  • Itinerary
  • For the young anarchists
  • Fragments of an opera
  • Liberté
  • Waiting for rain, for music
  • Teethsucking bird
  • Undesigned
  • Suspended lines
  • Tracings
  • From strata
  • Endpapers
  • Reading the Iliad (as if) for the first time
  • Benjamin revisited
  • Innocence
  • Domain
  • Fracture
Control code
ocn945884981
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
li, 1164 pages
Isbn
9780393285116
Lccn
2016009163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o945884981
  • (OCoLC)945884981
Label
Collected poems : 1950-2012, Adrienne Rich
Publication
Copyright
Note
Introduction by Claudia Rankine; edited by Pablo Conrad
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1121-1146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Purely local
  • A view of the terrace
  • By no means native
  • Air without incense
  • For the felling of an elm in the Harvard yard
  • A clock in the square
  • Why else but to forestall this hour
  • This beast, this angel
  • Eastport to Block Island
  • At a deathbed in the year two thousand
  • A change of world (1951).
  • Afterward
  • The uncle speaks in the drawing room
  • Boundary
  • Five o'clock, Beacon Hill
  • From a chapter on literature
  • An unsaid word
  • Mathilde in Normandy
  • At a Bach concert
  • The rain of blood
  • Stepping backward
  • Storm warnings
  • Itinerary
  • A revivalist in Boston
  • The return of the evening grosbeaks
  • The springboard
  • A change of world
  • Unsounded
  • Design in living colors
  • Walden 1950
  • Sunday evening
  • The innocents
  • Aunt Jennifer's tigers
  • "He remembereth that we are dust"
  • Life and letters
  • For the conjunction of two planets --
  • Vertigo
  • The ultimate act
  • What ghosts can say
  • The kursaal at Interlaken
  • Reliquary
  • Annotation for an epitaph
  • Ideal landscape
  • The celebration in the plaza
  • The tourist and the town
  • Bears
  • The insusceptibles
  • Lucifer in the train
  • Recorders in Italy
  • At Hertford House
  • The wild sky
  • Poems (1950-1951).
  • The prospect
  • Epilogue for a masque of Purcell
  • Villa Adriana
  • The explorers
  • Landscape of the star
  • Letter from the land of sinners
  • Concord River
  • Apology
  • Living in sin
  • Autumn equinox
  • The prisoners
  • The strayed village
  • The perennial answer
  • The insomniacs
  • The snow queen
  • Love in the museum
  • I heard a hermit speak
  • Colophon
  • A walk by the Charles
  • New year morning
  • In time of carnival
  • Night
  • The middle-aged
  • The marriage portion
  • The tree
  • Lovers are like children
  • When this clangor in the brain
  • A view of Merton College
  • Holiday
  • The capital
  • The platform
  • Last song
  • The house at the Cascades
  • The diamond cutters --
  • The roadway
  • Pictures by Vuillard
  • Orient wheat
  • Versailles
  • II.
  • Well, you are tougher than I thought.
  • The absent-minded are always to blame
  • Euryclea's tale
  • September 21
  • After a sentence in "Malte Laurids Brigge"
  • Snapshots of a daughter-in-law.
  • 1.
  • You, once a belle in Shreveport,
  • 2.
  • Snapshots of a daughter-in-law (1963).
  • Banging the coffee-pot into the sink
  • 3.
  • A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
  • 4.
  • Knowing themselves too well in one another:
  • 5.
  • Dulce ridens, dulce loquens
  • 6.
  • When to her lute Corinna sings
  • 7.
  • At majority
  • "To have in this uncertain world some stay
  • 8.
  • "You all die at fifteen," said Diderot,
  • 9.
  • Not that it is done well, but
  • 10.
  • Well,
  • Passing on
  • The raven
  • Merely to know.
  • From morning-glory to Petersburg
  • I.
  • Wedged in by earthworks
  • II.
  • Let me take you by the hair
  • III.
  • Spirit like water
  • Antinoüs: the diaries
  • Juvenilia
  • Double monologue
  • A woman mourned by daughters
  • Rural reflections
  • Readings of history.
  • I.
  • The evil eye
  • II.
  • The confrontation
  • III.
  • Memorabilia
  • IV.
  • Consanguinity
  • V.
  • The knights
  • The mirror
  • VI.
  • The covenant
  • To the airport
  • The afterwake
  • Artificial intelligence
  • A marriage in the 'sixties
  • First things
  • Attention
  • End of an era
  • The loser.
  • Rustication
  • Apology
  • Sisters
  • In the north
  • The classmate
  • Peeling onions
  • Ghost of a chance
  • The well
  • Novella
  • Face
  • I.
  • Prospective immigrants please note
  • Likeness
  • The lag
  • Always the same
  • Peace
  • The roofwalker --
  • I kissed you, bride and lost, and went
  • The corpse-plant
  • The trees
  • Like this together.
  • 1.
  • Wind rocks the car.
  • 2.
  • They're tearing down, tearing up
  • 3.
  • We have, as they say,
  • 4.
  • Poems (1955-1957).
  • Our words misunderstand us.
  • 5.
  • Dead winter doesn't die,
  • Breakfast in a bowling alley in Utica, New York
  • Open-air museum
  • Two songs.
  • 1.
  • Sex, as they harshly call it,
  • 2.
  • That "old last act"!
  • At the Jewish new year
  • The parting
  • Night-pieces: for a child.
  • The crib
  • Her waking
  • The stranger
  • After dark.
  • I.
  • You are falling asleep and I sit looking at you
  • II.
  • Now let's away from prison--
  • Moving in winter
  • Mourning picture
  • "I am in danger--sir--"
  • Halfway
  • Autumn sequence.
  • 1.
  • An old shoe, an old pot, an old skin,
  • 2.
  • Still, as sweetness hardly earned
  • 3.
  • Your flag is dried-blood, turkey-comb
  • Necessities of life (1966).
  • 4.
  • Skin of wet leaves on asphalt.
  • Noon
  • Not like that
  • The knot
  • Any husband to any wife
  • Side by side
  • Spring thunder.
  • 1.
  • Thunder is all it is, and yet
  • Part one:
  • 2.
  • Whatever you are that weeps
  • 3.
  • The power of the dinosaur
  • 4.
  • A soldier is here, an ancient figure,
  • 5.
  • Over him, over you, a great roof is rising,
  • Moth hour
  • Focus
  • Poems 1962-1965.
  • Face to face
  • Part two:
  • Translations from the Dutch.
  • Martinus Nijhoff, the song of the foolish bees
  • Hendrik de Vries, my brother
  • Hendrik de Vries, fever
  • Gerrit Achterberg, Eben Haëzer
  • Gerrit Achterberg, accountability
  • Gerrit Achterberg, statue
  • Leo Vroman, our family
  • Necessities of life
  • Chr. J. van Geel, homecoming
  • Chr. J. van Geel, sleepwalking
  • Poems (1962-1965).
  • To Judith, taking leave
  • Roots
  • The parting: II
  • Winter --
  • In the woods
  • City (from the Dutch of Gerrit Achterberg)
  • Dwingelo (from the Dutch of Gerrit Achterberg)
  • The demon lover
  • Jerusalem
  • Charleston in the 1860's
  • Night watch
  • There are such springlike nights (from the Yiddish of Kadia Molodowsky)
  • For a Russian poet.
  • 1.
  • The winter dream
  • Leaflets (1969).
  • 2.
  • Summer in the country
  • 3.
  • The demonstration
  • Night in the kitchen
  • 5:30 A.M.
  • The break
  • Two poems (adapted from Anna Akhmatova).
  • 1.
  • There's a secret boundary hidden in the waving grasses:
  • Part one:
  • 2.
  • On the terrace, violins played
  • The key
  • Picnic
  • The book
  • Abnegation
  • Part two:
  • Leaflets.
  • Women
  • Implosions
  • Night watch.
  • To Frantz Fanon
  • Continuum
  • On edges
  • Violence
  • The observer
  • Nightbreak
  • Gabriel
  • Leaflets.
  • 1.
  • The big star, and that other
  • Orion
  • 2.
  • Your face
  • 3.
  • If, says the Dahomeyan devil,
  • 4.
  • Crusaders' wind glinting
  • 5.
  • The strain of being born
  • The rafts
  • Part three:
  • Holding out
  • Ghazals (homage to Ghalib).
  • The clouds are electric in this university.
  • The ones who camped on the slopes, below the bare summit,
  • In Central Park we talked of our own cowardice.
  • Did you think I was talking about my life?
  • Blacked-out on a wagon, part of my life cut out forever--
  • When they mow the fields, I see the world reformed
  • Armitage of scrapiron for the radiations of a moon.
  • When your sperm enters me, it is altered;
  • The sapling springs, the milkweed blooms: obsolete nature.
  • Flesh and blood
  • The friend I can trust is the one who will let me have my death.
  • Last night you wrote on the wall: revolution is poetry.
  • A dead mosquito, flattened against a door;
  • So many minds in search of bodies
  • The order of the small town on the riverbank,
  • If these are letters, they will have to be misread.
  • From here on, all of us will be living
  • A piece of thread ripped-out from a fierce design,
  • Poems (1967-1969).
  • Postcard
  • In the evening
  • White night (from the Yiddish of Kadia Molodowsky)
  • The days: spring
  • Tear gas --
  • Missing the point
  • To imagine a time of silence
  • In my imagination I was the pivot of a fresh beginning.
  • 5.
  • Of simple choice they are the villagers;...
  • 6.
  • You are beside me like a wall;...
  • 7.
  • Picking the wax to crumbs...
  • Part II:
  • 3-7/70.
  • 8.
  • 3.
  • A woman waking behind grimed blinds...
  • 9.
  • (Newsreel)
  • 10.
  • They come to you with their descriptions of your soul.
  • 11.
  • The mare's skeleton in the clearing: another sign of life.
  • 12.
  • I was looking for a way out of a lifetime's consolations.
  • 13.
  • "People suffer highly in poverty...
  • We are driven to odd attempts;...
  • 14.
  • Whatever it was: the grains of the glacier... --
  • 4.
  • We lie under the sheet
  • 5.
  • I am composing on the typewriter late at night,...
  • I dream I'm the death of Orpheus
  • The blue ghazals.
  • Violently asleep in the old house.
  • The will to change (1971).
  • One day of equinoctial light after another,
  • A man, a woman, a city.
  • Ideas of order...sinner of the Florida keys,
  • Late at night I went walking through your difficult wood,
  • They say, if you can tell, clasped tight under the blanket,
  • There are days when I seem to have nothing
  • Frost, burning. The city's ill.
  • Pain made her conservative.
  • Pierrot Le Fou.
  • 1.
  • November 1968
  • Suppose you stood facing
  • 2.
  • On a screen as wide as this, I grope for the titles.
  • 3.
  • Suppose we had time
  • 4.
  • The island blistered our feet.
  • 5.
  • When I close my eyes
  • 6.
  • Study of history
  • To record
  • Letters: March 1969.
  • 1.
  • Foreknown. The victor
  • 2.
  • Hopes sparkle like water in the clean carafe.
  • 3.
  • "I am up at sunrise
  • 4.
  • Six months back
  • Planetarium
  • Pieces.
  • 1.
  • Breakpoint
  • 2.
  • Relevance
  • 3.
  • Memory
  • 4.
  • Time and place
  • 5.
  • The burning of paper instead of children.
  • Revelation
  • Our whole life
  • Your letter
  • Stand up
  • The stelae
  • Snow
  • The will to change.
  • 1.
  • That Chinese restaurant was a joke
  • 2.
  • 1.
  • Knocked down in the canefield
  • 3.
  • Beardless again, phoning
  • 4.
  • At the wings of the mirror, peacock plumes
  • 5.
  • The cabdriver from the Bronx
  • The photograph of the unmade bed
  • Images for Godard.
  • 1.
  • My neighbor, a scientist and art-collector,...
  • Language as city:: Wittgenstein
  • 2.
  • To know the extremes of light
  • 3.
  • To love, to move perpetually
  • 4.
  • At the end of Alphaville
  • 5.
  • Interior monologue of the poet:
  • A valediction forbidding mourning
  • 2.
  • Shooting script.
  • Part I:
  • 11/69-2/70.
  • 1.
  • We were bound on the wheel of an endless conversation.
  • 2.
  • Ghazal V (adapted from Mirza Ghalib)
  • 3.
  • The old blanket. The crumbs of rubbed wool turning up.
  • 4.
  • From the prison house
  • The stranger
  • Song
  • Dialogue
  • Diving into the wreck
  • II.
  • The phenomenology of anger
  • III.
  • Merced
  • A primary ground
  • Diving into the wreck (1971-1972).
  • Translations
  • The ninth symphony of Beethoven understood at last as a sexual message
  • Rape
  • Burning oneself in
  • Burning oneself out
  • For a sister
  • For the dead
  • From a survivor
  • August
  • IV.
  • I.
  • Meditations for a savage child
  • Poems (1973-1974).
  • Dien bien phu
  • Essential resources
  • Blood-sister
  • The wave
  • Re-forming the crystal
  • The fourth month of the landscape architect
  • The alleged murderess walking in her cell
  • White night
  • Trying to talk with a man
  • Amnesia
  • For L.G.: unseen for twenty years
  • Family romance
  • From an old house in America
  • The fact of a doorframe --
  • When we dead awaken
  • Waking in the dark
  • Incipience
  • After twenty years
  • The mirror in which two are seen as one
  • Cartographies of silence
  • The lioness
  • II.
  • Twenty-one love poems.
  • I.
  • Wherever in this city, screens flicker
  • II.
  • I wake up in your bed. I know I have been dreaming.
  • III.
  • Since we're not young, weeks have to do time
  • The dream of a common language (1974-1977).
  • IV.
  • I come home from you through the early light of spring
  • V.
  • This apartment full of books could crack open
  • VI.
  • Your small hands, precisely equal to my own--
  • VII.
  • What kind of beast would turn its life into words?
  • VIII.
  • I can see myself years back at Sunion,
  • I.
  • IX.
  • our silence today is a pond where drowned things live
  • X.
  • Your dog, tranquil and innocent, dozes through
  • XI.
  • Every peak is a crater. This is the law of volcanoes,
  • Xii.
  • Sleeping, turning in turn like planets
  • XIII.
  • The rules break like a thermometer,
  • Power.
  • XIV.
  • It was your vision of the pilot
  • (The floating poem, unnumbered)
  • XV.
  • If I lay on that beach with you
  • XVI.
  • Across a city from you, I'm with you,
  • XVII.
  • No one's fated or doomed to love anyone.
  • XVIII.
  • Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev
  • Rain on the West Side Highway,
  • XIX.
  • Can it be growing colder when I begin
  • XX.
  • That conversation we were always on the edge
  • XXI.
  • The dark lintels, the blue and foreign stones
  • III.
  • Not somewhere else, but here.
  • Upper Broadway
  • Origins and history of consciousness
  • Paula Becker to Clara Westhoff
  • Nights and days
  • Sibling mysteries
  • A woman dead in her forties
  • Mother-right
  • Natural resources
  • Toward the solstice
  • Transcendental etude --
  • Splittings
  • Hunger
  • To a poet
  • What is possible
  • For Ethel Rosenberg
  • Mother-in-law
  • Heroines
  • Grandmothers.
  • 1.
  • Mary Gravely Jones
  • 2.
  • Hattie Rice Rich
  • 3.
  • A wild patience has taken me this far (1978-1981).
  • Granddaughter
  • The spirit of place.
  • I.
  • Over the hills in Shutesbury, Leverett
  • II.
  • The mountain laurel in bloom
  • III.
  • Strangers are an endangered species
  • IV.
  • The river-fog will do for privacy
  • The images
  • V.
  • Orion plunges like a drunken hunter
  • Frame
  • Rift
  • A vision
  • Turning the wheel.
  • 1.
  • Location
  • 2.
  • Burden baskets
  • Coast to coast
  • 3.
  • Hohokam
  • 4.
  • Self-hatred
  • 5.
  • Particularity
  • 6.
  • Apparition
  • 7.
  • Mary Jane Colter, 1904
  • Integrity
  • 8.
  • Turning the wheel --
  • Culture and anarchy
  • For Julia in Nebraska
  • Transit
  • For memory
  • Dreams before waking
  • When/then
  • Upcountry
  • One kind of terror: a love poem
  • In the wake of home
  • What was, is; what might have been, might be
  • For an occupant
  • Emily Carr
  • Poetry: I
  • Poetry: II, Chicago
  • Your native land, your life (1981-1985).
  • Poetry: III
  • Baltimore: a fragment from the thirties
  • New York
  • Homage to winter
  • Blue rock
  • Yom Kippur 1984
  • Edges
  • III.
  • Contradictions: tracking poems.
  • 1.
  • I.
  • Look: this is January the worst onslaught
  • 2.
  • Heart of cold. Bones of cold. Scalp of cold
  • 3.
  • My mouth hovers across your breasts
  • 4.
  • He slammed his hand across my face and I
  • 5.
  • She is carrying my madness and I dread her
  • 6.
  • Sources
  • Dear Adrienne: I'm calling you up tonight
  • 7.
  • Dear Adrienne, I feel signified by pain
  • 8.
  • I'm afraid of prison. Have been all these years.
  • 9.
  • Tearing but not yet town: this page
  • 10.
  • Night over the great and the little worlds
  • 11.
  • II.
  • I came out of the hospital like a woman
  • 12.
  • Violence as purification: the one idea.
  • 13.
  • Trapped in one idea, you can't have your feelings,
  • 14.
  • Lately in my dreams I hear long sentences
  • 15.
  • You who think I find words for everything,
  • 16.
  • North American time.
  • It's true, these last few years I've lived
  • 17.
  • I have backroads I take to places
  • 18.
  • The problem, unstated till now, is how
  • 19.
  • If to feel is to be unreliable
  • 20.
  • The tobacco fields lie fallow the migrant pickers
  • 21.
  • For the record
  • The cat-tails blaze in the corner sunflowers
  • 22.
  • In a bald skull sits our friend in a helmet
  • 23.
  • You know the government must have pushed them to settle,
  • 24.
  • Someone said to me: it's just that we don't
  • 25.
  • Did anyone ever know who we were
  • 26.
  • Education of a novelist
  • You: air-driven reft from the tuber-bitten soil
  • 27.
  • The Tolstoyans the Afro-American slaves
  • 28.
  • This high summer we love will pour its light
  • 29.
  • You who think I find words for everything --
  • Virginia 1906
  • In memoriam: D.K.
  • Final notations --
  • Children playing checkers at the edge of the forest
  • Sleepwalking next to death
  • Letters in the family
  • The desert as garden of paradise
  • Delta
  • 6/21
  • For an album
  • Dreamwood
  • Walking down the road
  • Time's power (1985-1988).
  • The slides
  • Harpers Ferry
  • One life
  • Divisions of labor
  • Living memory
  • Turning
  • An atlas of the difficult world (1988-1991).
  • I.
  • A dark woman, head bent, listening for something
  • II.
  • Solfeggietto
  • Here is a map of our country:
  • III.
  • Two five-pointed star-shaped glass candleholders,...
  • IV.
  • Late summers, early autumns, you can see something that binds
  • V.
  • Catch if you can your country's moment, begin
  • VI.
  • A potato explodes in the oven. Poetry and famine:
  • VII.
  • This
  • (The dream-site) some rooftop, water-tank looming, street-racket strangely quelled
  • VIII.
  • He thought there would be a limit and that it would stop him. He depended on that:
  • IX.
  • One this earth, in this life, as I read your story, you're lonely.
  • X.
  • Soledad. =f. solitude, loneliness, homesickness; lonely retreat.
  • XI.
  • One night on Monterey Bay the death-freeze of the century:
  • XII.
  • Love poem
  • What homage will be paid to a beauty built to last
  • XIII.
  • (Dedications) I know you are reading this poem
  • II.
  • She
  • That mouth
  • Olivia
  • Eastern war time.
  • 1.
  • Memory lifts her smoky mirror: 1943,
  • Negotiations
  • 2.
  • Girl between home and school, what is that girl
  • 3.
  • How telegrams used to come: ring
  • 4.
  • What the grown-ups can't speak of would you push
  • 5.
  • A young girl knows she is young and meant to live
  • 6.
  • A girl wanders with a boy into the woods
  • In a classroom
  • 7.
  • A woman of sixty driving
  • 8.
  • A woman wired in memories
  • 9.
  • Streets closed, emptied by force guns at corners
  • 10.
  • Memory says: want to do right? Don't count on me
  • Tattered Kaddish
  • Through corralitos under rolls of cloud.
  • The novel
  • II.
  • Showering after 'flu; stripping the bed;
  • III.
  • If you know who died in that bed, do you know
  • IV.
  • That light of outrage is the light of history
  • V.
  • She who died on that bed sees it her way:
  • For a friend in travail
  • 1948: Jews
  • A story
  • Two arts.
  • 1.
  • I've redone you by daylight.
  • 2.
  • Raise it up there and it will
  • Darklight.
  • I.
  • Early day. Grey the air.
  • II.
  • When heat leaves the walls at last
  • 1.
  • Not what you thought: just a turn-off
  • 2.
  • Calle visión--
  • 3.
  • Lodged in the difficult hotel
  • 4.
  • Calle vision your heart beats on unbroken
  • 5.
  • Ammonia
  • Dark fields of the republic (1991-1995).
  • 6.
  • The repetitive motions of slaughtering
  • 7.
  • You can call on beauty still and it will leap
  • 8.
  • In the room in the house
  • 9.
  • In the black net
  • 10.
  • On the road there is a house
  • What kind of times are these.
  • Reversion
  • Revolution in permanence (1953, 1993)
  • Then or now.
  • Food packages: 1947
  • Innocence: 1945
  • Sunset, December, 1993
  • Deportations
  • And now
  • Sending love.
  • Voice
  • In those years
  • Sending love: Molly sends it
  • Sending love is harmless
  • Terrence years ago
  • Take
  • Late Ghazal
  • Six narratives.
  • 1.
  • You drew up the story of your life
  • 2.
  • You drew up a story about me
  • To the days
  • 3.
  • You were telling a story about women to young men
  • 4.
  • You were telling a story about love
  • 5.
  • I was telling you a story about love
  • 6.
  • You were telling a story about war
  • From pierced darkness
  • Inscriptions.
  • Miracle ice cream
  • One: comrade
  • Two: movement
  • Three: origins
  • Four: history
  • Five: voices
  • Six: edgelit
  • Midnight salvage (1995-1998).
  • The art of translation
  • For an anniversary
  • Midnight salvage
  • Rachel
  • Char
  • Modotti
  • Shattered head
  • 1941
  • Letters to a young poet
  • Camino real
  • Plaza street and Flatbush
  • Seven skins
  • "The night has a thousand eyes"
  • Rusted legacy
  • Amends
  • A long conversation --
  • Calle visión.
  • Fox
  • Messages
  • Fire
  • Twilight
  • Octobrish
  • Second sight
  • Grating
  • Noctilucent clouds
  • If your name is on the list
  • 1999
  • Fox (1998-2000).
  • Terza rima
  • Four short poems
  • Rauschenberg's bed
  • Waiting for you at the mystery spot
  • Ends of the Earth
  • The school among the ruins (2000-2004).
  • .I.
  • Centaur's requiem
  • Equinox
  • Tell me
  • Victory
  • For June, in the year 2001
  • The school among the ruins
  • This evening let's
  • Variations on lines from a Canadian poet
  • Delivered clean
  • The eye
  • There is no one story and one story only
  • II.
  • USonian journals 2000
  • III.
  • Veterans Day
  • Territory shared.
  • Address
  • Transparencies
  • Livresque
  • Collaborations
  • Ritual acts
  • Point in time
  • IV.
  • Alternating current.
  • Sometimes I'm back in that city
  • For this
  • No bad dreams. Night, the bed, the faint clockface.
  • Take one, take two
  • What's suffered in laughter in aroused afternoons
  • A deluxe blending machine
  • As finally by wind or grass
  • When we are shaken out
  • V.
  • Memorize this
  • The painter's house
  • After Apollinaire & Brassens
  • Regardless
  • Slashes
  • Trace elements
  • Bract
  • VI.
  • Dislocations: seven scenarios.
  • 1.
  • Still learning the word
  • 2.
  • In a vast dystopic space the small things
  • 3.
  • Signatures
  • City and world: this infection drinks like a drinker
  • 4.
  • For recalcitrancy of attitude
  • 5.
  • Faces in the mesh: defiance or disdain
  • 6.
  • Not to get up and go back to the drafting table
  • 7.
  • Tonight someone will sleep in a stripped apartment
  • VII.
  • Nora's gaze
  • Five o'clock, January 2003
  • Wait
  • Don't take me
  • To have written the truth
  • Screen door
  • VIII.
  • Tendril --
  • Architect
  • II.
  • Archaic
  • Long after Stevens
  • Improvisation on lines from Edwin Muir's "variations on a time theme"
  • Rhyme
  • Hotel
  • Three elegies.
  • I.
  • Late style
  • II.
  • Telephone ringing in the labyrinth (2004-2006).
  • As ever
  • III.
  • Fallen figure
  • Hubble photographs: after Sappho
  • This is not the room
  • Unknown quantity
  • Tactile value
  • Midnight, the same day.
  • I.
  • When the sun seals my eyes the emblem
  • I.
  • II.
  • Try to rest now, says a voice
  • Even then maybe
  • Director's notes
  • Rereading The dead lecturer
  • III.
  • Letters censored, shredded, returned to sender, or judged unfit to send
  • IV.
  • If/as though
  • Time exposures.
  • Voyage to the denouement
  • I.
  • Glance into glittering moisture
  • II.
  • Is there a doctor in the house
  • III.
  • They'd say she was humorless
  • IV.
  • When I stretched out my legs beyond your wishful thinking
  • V.
  • You've got ocean through sheet glass brandy and firelog
  • Skeleton key
  • The university reopens as the floods recede
  • Via insomnia
  • A burning kangaroo
  • Ever, again
  • V.
  • Draft #2006
  • VI.
  • Telephone ringing in the labyrinth --
  • Wallpaper
  • In plain sight
  • Behind the motel
  • Melancholy piano (extracts)
  • Turbulence
  • Tonight no poetry will serve
  • II.
  • Scenes of negotiation
  • III.
  • From sickbed shores
  • IV.
  • Axel Avákar.
  • Axel: a backstory
  • Axel, in thunder
  • Tonight no poetry will serve (2007-2010).
  • I was there, Axel
  • Axel, darkly seen, in a glass house
  • V.
  • Ballade of the poverties
  • Emergency clinic
  • Confrontations
  • Circum/stances
  • Winterface
  • Quarto
  • Don't flinch
  • I.
  • Black locket
  • Generosity
  • VI.
  • You, again
  • Powers of recuperation
  • Later poems (2010-2012).
  • Itinerary
  • For the young anarchists
  • Fragments of an opera
  • Liberté
  • Waiting for rain, for music
  • Teethsucking bird
  • Undesigned
  • Suspended lines
  • Tracings
  • From strata
  • Endpapers
  • Reading the Iliad (as if) for the first time
  • Benjamin revisited
  • Innocence
  • Domain
  • Fracture
Control code
ocn945884981
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
li, 1164 pages
Isbn
9780393285116
Lccn
2016009163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o945884981
  • (OCoLC)945884981

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