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Table of Contents Preface 00 John Bricuth from The Heisenberg Variations (1981) Song of Darkness 00 Villanelle: "We're Dancing Now." 00 Talking Big 00 The Touch 00 John Burt from Work without Hope (1996) Love and Fame 00 What Ellen Said 00 1938 00 Thomas Carper from Fiddle Lane (1991) Turning in Bed 00 That's a Nice Leg 00 Talking with Charlot 00 I Am Just the Same 00 Roses 00 from From Nature (1995) Funny Face 00 How Mother Is 00 Philip Dacey from The Boy Under the Bed (1981) Mystery Baseball 00 Sleeping Parents, Wakeful Children 00 The Living Room 00 Bedtime Song 00 Tom Disch from Yes, Let's (1989) In Defense of Forest Lawn 00 Entropic Villanelle 00 D.W. Richmond Gives Directions to the Architect of his Tomb 00 from Dark Verses and Light (1991) The Jocelyn Shrager Poems i am just a plain poet 00 something people don't realize 00 i who have gone through the whole gamut 00 minor poets are human too 00 bowling has been the great spirit 00 when i am sick of science fiction 00 Emily Grosholz from Eden (1992) On Spadina Avenue 00 Life of a Salesman 00 Eden 00 Vicki Hearne from The Parts of Light (1994) Riding Skills 00 The Dog and the Word 00 Danes and Wolfhounds 00 John Hollander from Blue Wine and Other Poems (1979) Blue Wine 00 The Cable-Car 00 The Patch of Garden 00 Piano Interlude 00 from In Time and Place (1986) Special Sessions 00 From a House Party 00 Josephine Jacobsen from In the Crevice of Time (1995) Suite for all Clowns' Day 00 The Minor Poet 00 Birdsong of a Lesser Poet 00 Mr. Mahoney 00 Survivor's Ballad 00 You Can Take It With You 00 The Blue-Eyed Exterminator 00 X.J. Kennedy from Dark Horses Women in Rain 00 Twelve Dead, Hundreds Homeless 00 Veterinarian 00 The Animals You Eat 00 On Being Accused of Wit 00 Ambition 00 from The Lords of Misrule (2002) Jimmy Harlow 00 Death of a First Child 00 A Curse on a Thief 00 Maples in January 00 Charles Martin from Steal the Bacon (1987) A Burial at Shanidar 00 E.S.L. 00 Making Faces 00 What the Darkness Proposes (1996) Flying Heads 00 Stanzas after Endgame 00 Robert Pack from Waking to My Name (1980) Departing Words to a Son 00 A Modest Boast at Meridian 00 The Shooting 00 Raking Leaves 00 In the Waking 00 A Cage in Search of a Bird 00 A Bird in Search of a Cage 00 Robert Phillips from Breakdown Lane (1994) The Stone Crab: A Love Poem 00 from Spinach Days (2000) I Remember, I Remember 00 603 Cross River Road 00 Wyatt Prunty from Unarmed and Dangerous (1999) A Child's Christmas in Georgia, 1953 00 from The Run of the House (1993) Haying 00 The Ferris Wheel 00 Elderly Lady Crossing on Green 00 A Note of Thanks 00 from Balance as Belief (1989) Learning the Bicycle 00 from What Women Know, What Men Believe (1986) A Winter's Tale 00 Gibbons Ruark from Keeping Company (1983) Watching You Sleep Under Monet's Water Lilies 00 With Our Wives in Late October 00 For the Pause Before We Decorate the Tree 00 Waiting for You With the Swallows 00 Words to Accompany a Leaf from the Great Copper Beech at Coole 00 Listening to Fats Waller in Late Light 00 William Jay Smith from The World Below the Window (1998) Pidgin Pinch 00 The World Below the Window 00 Now Touch the Air Softly 00 Morels 00 Journey to the Interior 00 The Shipwreck 00 Galileo Galilei 00 Villanelle 00 American Primitive 00 The Ten 00 Mr. Smith 00 Still Life 00 Barry Spacks from Spacks Street (1982) Blind in His Sorrow 00 Three Songs for My Daughter 00 My Clothes 00 Recommendations 00 Glory Learnt From Roses 00 Neilsen 00 Timothy Steele from The Color Wheel (1994) Aurora 00 Beatitudes, While Setting out the Trash 00 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Child 00 Pacific Rim 00 David St. John from Hush (1985) Elegy 00 Hush 00 Adrien Stoutenburg from Land of Superior Mirages (1986) Mote 00 Tree Service 00 Message 00 Self-Portrait 00 Drumcliffe: Passing By 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American poetry 20th century