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CONTENTS Introduction ANNE BRADSTREET, c. 1612-1672 The Prologue from Contemplations ["When I behold the heavens as in their prime"] The Author to Her Book Before the Birth of One of Her Children To My Dear and Loving Husband EDWARD TAYLOR, c. 1644-1729 Meditation Three (Canticles I.3. Thy Good Ointment) Meditation Six (Canticles II, 1: I am . . . the lily of the valleys) The Preface [to God's Determinations] Upon a Spider Catching a Fly Huswifery PHILIP FRENEAU, 1753-1832 On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country The Wild Honey Suckle The Indian Burying Ground PHILLIS WHEATLEY, c. 1753-1784 On Being Brought from Africa to America To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth JOEL BARLOW, 1754-1812 The Hasty-Pudding: Canto 1 FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, 1779-1843 Defence of Fort McHenry (The Star-Spangled Banner) CLEMENT MOORE, 1779-1863 A Visit from St. Nicholas (The Night Before Christmas) FITZ-GREENE HALLECK, 1790-1867 from Fanny WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, 1794-1878 Thanatopsis To a Waterfowl Sonnet - to an American Painter Departing for Europe RALPH WALDO EMERSON, 1803-1882 A Letter Concord Hymn Each and All Water Blight The Rhodora The Snow-Storm Hamatreya Fable Ode, Inscribed to W. H. Channing Give All to Love Bacchus Brahma Days HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, 1807-1882 The Bridge The Fire of Drift-Wood The Jewish Cemetery at Newport My Lost Youth Paul Revere's Ride The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, 1807-1892 For Righteousness' Sake Telling the Bees Barbara Frietchie What the Birds Said Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894 Old Ironsides The Chambered Nautilus Contentment EDGAR ALLAN POE, 1809-1849 Dreams Fairy-Land To Helen The City in the Sea To One in Paradise The Haunted Palace The Raven Ulalume A Dream within a Dream Annabel Lee JONES VERY, 1813-1880 The New Birth The Dead The Garden The New World Yourself HENRY DAVID THOREAU, 1817-1862 I am a parcel of vain strivings tied Inspiration JULIA WARD HOWE, 1819-1910 The Battle Hymn of the Republic JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, 1819-1891 from A Fable for Critics Emerson Poe and Longfellow WALT WHITMAN, 1819-1892 Song of Myself Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing Scented Herbage of My Breast To a Stranger When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer Reconciliation When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd A Noiseless Patient Spider HERMAN MELVILLE, 1819-1891 The Portent Misgivings Ball's Bluff Shiloh: A Requiem The House-Top The Maldive Shark After the Pleasure Party FREDERICK GODDARD TUCKERMAN, 1821-1873 Dank fens of cedar, hemlock branches gray An upper chamber in a darkened house How oft in schoolboy days Sometimes I walk where the deep water dips HENRY TIMROD, 1828-1867 Charleston EMILY DICKINSON, 1830-1886 Success is counted sweetest (67) Faith is a fine invention (185) I taste a liquor never brewed (214) Safe in their Alabaster Chambers (216) Wild Nights - Wild Nights! (249) "Hope" is the thing with feathers (254) There's a certain slant of light (258) I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (280) I'm Nobody! Who are you? (288) The Soul selects her own Society (303) A Bird came down the Walk (328) After great pain, a formal feeling comes (341) Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat (365) Much madness is divinest Sense (435) This was a Poet - It is That (448) I died for Beauty - but was scarce (449) I heard a fly buzz - when I died (465) I am alive - I guess - (470) I would not paint - a picture - (505) It was not Death, for I stood up (510) The Soul has Bandaged moments - (512) The Heart asks Pleasure - first - (536) I reckon - when I count at all - (569) I like to see it lap the Miles - (585) They shut me up in Prose - (613) The Brain - is wider than the Sky - (632) I cannot live with You (640) Pain - has an Element of Blank - (650) I dwell in Possibility (657) Publication - is the Auction (709) Because I could not stop for Death (712) My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun (754) A narrow Fellow in the Grass (986) Bee! I'm expecting you! (1035) Further in Summer than the Birds (1068) Title divine - is mine! (1072) Tell all the Truth but tell it slant (1129) The Riddle we can guess (1222) There is no Frigate like a Book (1236) Escape is such a thankful Word (1347) "Go tell it" -What a Message - (1554) My life closed twice before its close - (1732) Fame is a Bee (1763) EMMA LAZARUS, 1849-1887 The New Colossus Venus of the Louvre Long Island Sound 1492 EDWIN MARKHAM, 1852-1940 The Man with the Hoe KATHARINE LEE BATES, 1859-1929 America the Beautiful ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER, 1863-1940 Casey at the Bat EDGAR LEE MASTERS, 1868-1950 The Hill Editor Whedon Anne Rutledge Amanda Barker Archibald Higbie EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON, 1869-1935 The House on the Hill An Old Story Luke Havergal Richard Cory Reuben Bright Credo Miniver Cheevy For a Dead Lady Cassandra Eros Turannos Mr. Flood's Party The Sheaves STEPHEN CRANE, 1871-1900 In the desert Once there came a man / Who said: / "Range me..." I saw a man pursuing the horizon Behold the grave of a wicked man A man saw a ball of gold in the sky I walked in a desert The impact of a dollar upon the heart JAMES WELDON JOHNSON, 1871-1938 O Black and Unknown Bards The Creation PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR, 1872-1906 Dawn We Wear the Mask He Had His Dream A Choice ROBERT FROST, 1874-1963 Mending Wall The Death of the Hired Man After Apple-Picking Home Burial The Wood Pile Meeting and Passing The Road Not Taken Birches Putting in the Seed The Oven Bird "Out, Out -" An Old Man's Winter Night Fire and Ice Dust of Snow Nothing Gold Can Stay For Once, Then, Something Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening To Earthward Spring Pools Acquainted with the Night Two Tramps in Mud Time Desert Places Neither Out Far Nor In Deep Design Provide, Provide Come In The Most of It Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same The Gift Outright Directive AMY LOWELL, 1874-1925 A Decade A Lover The Weather-Cock Points South GERTRUDE STEIN, 1874-1946 Guillaume Apollinaire Cezanne If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso Eleven Prose Poems from A Book Concluding With As a Wife Has a Cow a Love Story: "Key to Closet" "Fish" "Had a Horse" "In Question" "Much Later" "Emily" "There" "In English" "Not Surprising" "A Wish" "Fifty" TRUMBULL STICKNEY, 1874-1904 Live blindly and upon the hour He said: `If in his image I was made' Six O'Clock Fragment: I hear a river thro' the valley wander ADELAIDE CRAPSEY, 1878-1914 Five Cinquains "Release" "Triad" "Trapped" "Susanna and the Elders" "Amaze" CARL SANDBURG, 1878-1967 Chicago Grass WALLACE STEVENS, 1879-1955 Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock Sunday Morning Peter Quince at the Clavier Domination of Black Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird The Death of a Soldier Anecdote of the Jar Tea at the Palaz of Hoon The Snow Man The Bird with the Coppery Keen Claws A High Toned Old Christian Woman The Emperor of Ice-Cream Bantams in Pine Wood The Man Whose Pharynx was Bad Autumn Refrain The Idea of Order at Key West The American Sublime The Poems of Our Climate Study of Two Pears The Man on the Dump The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man Of Modern Poetry The Motive for Metaphor The House was Quiet and the World was Calm The Plain Sense of Things The Planet on the Table Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing Itself Reality is an Activity of the Most August Imagination A Clear Day and No Memories Of Mere Being ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE, 1880-1958 The Black Finger Tenebris Fragment MINA LOY, 1882-1966 "There Is No Life or Death" "One O'Clock at Night" [part 1 of "Three Moments in Paris"] Lunar Baedeker Gertrude Stein WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS, 1883-1963 The Young Housewife Smell! Danse Russe Portrait of a Lady A Coronal Great Mullen Queen-Anne's-Lace To Waken an Old Lady from Spring and All: By the Road to the Contagious Hospital VII The rose is obsolete XIV Of death / the barber XVIII To Elsie XXII The Red Wheelbarrow XXV (Somebody dies every four minutes) Rain Nantucket Poem ("As the cat. . .") This is Just to Say Proletarian Portrait To a Poor Old Woman The Locust Tree in Flower Fine Work with Pitch and Copper These Landscape with the Fall of Icarus The Hunters in the Snow EZRA POUND, 1885-1972 Sestina: Altaforte The Seafarer The Return Portrait d'une Femme The Garden Salutation Alba The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter In a Station of the Metro The Lake Isle from Homage to Sextus Propertius I from Hugh Selwyn Mauberly IV and V Canto XIII Canto XLV from Canto LXXXI ELINOR WYLIE, 1885-1928 Sea Lullaby Wild Peaches Let No Charitable Hope The Puritan's Ballad H. D. (HILDA DOOLITTLE), 1886-1961 The Helmsman Oread Helen Epitaph The Moon in Your Hands Fair the Thread ROBINSON JEFFERS, 1887-1962 To the Stone-Cutters Shine, Perishing Republic Credo Hurt Hawks Fire on the Hills Rock and Hawk Ave Caesar MARIANNE MOORE, 1887-1972 The Past is the Present Poetry [original version] Poetry [revised version] The Fish To a Steam Roller To a Snail Silence Critics and Connoisseurs Marriage An Octopus The Student No Swan So Fine The Steeple-Jack What Are Years? T. S. ELIOT, 1888-1965 The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Preludes Portrait of a Lady La Figlia che Piange The Waste Land The Hollow Men Journey of the Magi Little Gidding JOHN CROWE RANSOM, 1888-1974 Agitato ma non troppo Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter Captain Carpenter Piazza Piece Vision by Sweetwater CONRAD AIKEN, 1889-1973 "Music I heard with you" from Preludes I, XIX, XXXIII CLAUDE MCKAY, 1890-1948 If We Must Die America The White City The Harlem Dancer The Tropics in New York ARCHIBALD MACLEISH, 1892-1982 Ars Poetica Invocation to the Social Muse What Any Lover Learns EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY, 1892-1950 Sonnet: "If I should learn, in some quite casual way" First Fig Sonnet: "Pity me not because the light of day" Sonnet: "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why" Sonnet: "Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink" Rendevous (Not for these lovely blooms. . .) SAMUEL GREENBERG, 1893-1917 East River's Charm Conduct The Glass Bubbles DOROTHY PARKER, 1893-1967 Resume Unfortunate Coincidence Observation ["If I don't drive around the park"] News Item [Men seldom make passes / at girls who wear glasses.] E. E. CUMMINGS, 1894-1962 All in green went my love riding Buffalo Bill's "next to of course god america i" may I feel said he the boys I mean are not refined anyone lived in a pretty how town my father moved through dooms of love plato told him l(a leaf falls)oneliness CHARLES REZNIKOFF, 1894-1976 Beggar Woman [early four-line poem] from Testimony IV ["Outside the night was cold. . ."] The Bridge Te Deum The Old Man Similes Epitaph H. PHELPS PUTNAM, 1894-1948 Bill Gets Burned Sonnet to Some Sexual Organs Ship of State and Grandpa BESSIE SMITH, 1894-1937 Empty Bed Blues JEAN TOOMER, 1894-1967 November Cotton Flower Beehive Reapers Georgia Dusk The Gods Are Here MARK VAN DOREN, 1894-1972 My Brother Lives Too Far Away Orbit LOUISE BOGAN, 1897-1970 Last Hill in a Vista Juan's Song Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom Winter Swan Evening in the Sanitarium JOHN WHEELWRIGHT, 1897-1940 Why Must You Know? Would You Think? There Is No Opera Like Lohengrin Train Ride A Poem by David McCord STEPHEN VINCENT BENET, 1898-1943 American Names MELVIN B. TOLSON, 1898-1966 Sootie Joe Mu (from Harlem Gallery) LEONIE ADAMS, 1899-1988 Magnificat in Little The Horn The Figurehead Bell Tower HART CRANE, 1899-1932 Emblems of Conduct Chaplinesque My Grandmother's Love Letters Repose of Rivers At Melville's Tomb For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen from Voyages (1 & 2) from The Bridge To Brooklyn Bridge The Harbor Dawn The River The Tunnel O Carib Isle! - And Bees of Paradise To Emily Dickinson The Broken Tower ALLEN TATE, 1899-1979 Ode to the Confederate Dead The Wolves The Mediterranean The Ivory Tower YVOR WINTERS, 1900-1968 Before Disaster A Summer Commentary Much in Little At the San Francisco Airport STERLING BROWN, 1901-1989 Bitter Fruit of the Tree Master and Man Southern Cop Harlem Happiness Legend LAURA RIDING, 1901-1991 Postponement of Self Opening of Eyes The Unthronged Oracle The World and I Because of Clothes KENNETH FEARING, 1902-1961 Green Light Dirge X Minus X LANGSTON HUGHES, 1902-1967 The Weary Blues Juke Box Love Song Twelve Parts of "Montage of a Dream Deferred": "Dream Boogie" "Passing" "Nightmare Boogie" "Neighbor" "Chord" "Fact" "Hope" "Dream Boogie: Variation" "Harlem" "Good Morning" "Same in Blues" "Comment on Curb" Dream Variations Luck OGDEN NASH, 1902-1971 Long Time No See, 'Bye Now Just How Low Can a Highbrow Go when a Highbrow Lowers His Brow COUNTEE CULLEN, 1903-1946 Colored Blues Singer To John Keats, Poet At Spring Time EDWIN DENBY, 1903-1983 Summer The Silence at Night On the Home Front - 1942 Sonnet: "Alex Katz paints his north window" LORINE NIEDECKER, 1903-1970 If I Were a Bird Poet's Work Who Was Mary Shelley? My Life By Water Lake Superior I married Wilderness LOUIS ZUKOFSKY, 1904-1978 "A" - 11 "To my wash-stand" "No it was no dream of coming death" STANLEY KUNITZ, 1905- Three Small Parables for My Poet Friends KENNETH REXROTH, 1905-1982 Delia Rexroth Vitamins and Roughage The Signature of all Things Empty Mirror ROBERT PENN WARREN, 1905-1989 Watershed Brotherhood in Pain The Whole Question W. H. AUDEN, 1907-1973 It's no use raising a shout / No honey you can cut that right out As I Walked Out One Evening Musee des Beaux Arts In Memory of William Butler Yeats September 1, 1939 Law, say the gardeners, is the sun In Memory of Sigmund Freud But I Can't (villanelle) "Jumbled in the common box..." A Healthy Spot Under Which Lyre In Praise of Limestone The Shield of Achilles The More Loving One LINCOLN KIRSTEIN, 1907-1996 Rank JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN, 1908-2003 The Monosyllable The Birthday Party The Blue-Eyed Exterminator GEORGE OPPEN, 1908-1984 Chartres The Undertaking in New Jersey Boy's Room The Gesture Psalm The Building of the Skyscraper THEODORE ROETHKE, 1908-1963 The Minimal My Papa's Waltz Root Cellar Dolor The Lost Son The Waking The Waking I Knew a Woman In a Dark Time CHARLES OLSON, 1910-1970 The Kingfishers WINFIELD TOWNLEY SCOTT, 1910-1968 The U. S. Sailor with the Japanese Skull ELIZABETH BISHOP, 1911-1979 A Miracle for Breakfast Seascape Roosters Over 2000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance At the Fishhouses Rain Towards Morning The Shampoo Exchanging Hats Questions of Travel Sestina ("September rain falls on the house") In the Waiting Room Crusoe in England One Art Five Flights Up J. V. CUNNINGHAM, 1911-1985 For My Contemporaries Montana Pastoral from Epigrams "An Epitaph for Anyone" from Epigrams "Lip was a man who used his head" "In a few days now when two memories meet" Jack and Jill PAUL GOODMAN, 1911-1972 The Lordly Hudson "I Planned to Have a Border of Lavender" A Chess Game JOSEPHINE MILES, 1911-1985 Center Government Injunction Restraining Harlem Cosmetic Co. December 7, 1941 Ride Reason The Doctor Who Sits at the Bedside of a Rat "As difference blends into identity. . ." Conception ANNE PORTER, 1911- For My Son Johnny ROBERT JOHNSON, 1911-1938 Me and the Devil Blues JEAN GARRIGUE, 1912-1972 Dialog Movie Actors Scribbling Letters Very Fast in Crucial Scenes Song in Sligo Grenoble Café Bad Times Song ROBERT HAYDEN, 1913-1980 Those Winter Sundays Middle Passage Homage to the Empress of the Blues MURIEL RUKEYSER, 1913-1980 Waiting for Icarus Myth DAVID SCHUBERT, 1913-1946 Kind Valentine Peter and Mother Midston House DELMORE SCHWARTZ, 1913-1966 Far Rockaway "All clowns are masked" Pleasure KARL SHAPIRO, 1913-2000 Buick Troop Train The Funeral of Poetry MAY SWENSON, 1913-1989 Question Riding the A The Wave and the Dune Four-Word Lines Waterbird Staring at the Sea on the Day of the Death of Another JOHN BERRYMAN, 1914-1972 Winter Landscape The Traveler Seven "Dream Songs" 13 14 23 ("The Lay of Ike") 29 61 147 235 Henry's Understanding Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner A Sick Child The Woman at the Washington Zoo The Lost Children The Player Piano WELDON KEES, 1914-1955 For My Daughter Crime Club Robinson River Song Round 1926 Aspects of Robinson WILLIAM STAFFORD, 1914-1993 Traveling Through the Dark Ask Me An Archival Print RUTH STONE, 1915- Winter The Latest Hotel Guest Walks over Particles that Revolve in Seven Other Dimensions Controlling Latticed Space Resonance For My Dead Red-Haired Mother Train Ride GWENDOLYN BROOKS, 1917-2000 A Song in the Front Yard The Mother Negro Hero "Still Do I Keep My Look, My Identity. . ." We Real Cool RUTH HERSCHBERGER, 1917- The Virgin Page Torn from a Notebook The Huron ROBERT LOWELL, 1917-1977 Colloquy at Black Rock Memories of West Street and Lepke Skunk Hour Night Sweat For the Union Dead Fall 1961 Waking Early Sunday Morning Dolphin Epilogue JOAN MURRAY, 1917-1942 Lullaby You Talk of Art Men and Women Have Meaning Only as Man and Woman Even the Gulls of the Cool Atlantic WILLIAM BRONK, 1918-1999 I Thought It Was Harry The Ignorant Lust After Knowledge ROBERT DUNCAN, 1919-1988 The Temple of the Animals Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow Poetry, a Natural Thing My Mother Would Be a Falconress The Torso (Passages 18) CHARLES BUKOWSKI, 1920-1994 my old man freaky time comments on my last book of poesy me against the world so you want to be a writer AMY CLAMPITT, 1920-1994 Marine Surface, Low Overcast The Sun Underfoot Among the Sundews Palm Sunday BARBARA GUEST, 1920- Parachutes, My Love, Could Carry Us Higher On the Verge of the Path Words HOWARD NEMEROV, 1920-1991 Brainstorm Style Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry MONA VAN DUYN, 1921-2004 Open Letter from a Constant Reader Relationships Causes RICHARD WILBUR, 1921- The Beautiful Changes Love Calls Us to the Things of This World Mind Boy at the Window A Baroque Wall Fountain in the Villa Sciara Advice to a Prophet Shame A Shallot Lying Man Running HOWARD MOSS, 1922-1987 King Midas The Long Island Night The Summer Thunder Making a Bed ANTHONY HECHT, 1923-2004 The Dover Bitch A Hill Third Avenue in Sunlight The Book of Yolek To Fortunate Parvulorum RICHARD HUGO, 1923-1982 Montesano Unvisited Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg DENISE LEVERTOV, 1923-1997 Illustrious Ancestors The Ache of Marriage The Mutes Abel's Bride JAMES SCHUYLER, 1923-1991 A White City Things To Do Korean mums Dec. 28, 1974 Dining Out with Doug and Frank Haze LOUIS SIMPSON, 1923- The Silent Generation To the Western World My Father in the Night Commanding No DONALD JUSTICE, 1925-2004 On the Death of Friends in Childhood But That Is Another Story Men at Forty The Tourist from Syracuse Self-Portrait as Still Life In the Attic Villanelle at Sundown CAROLYN KIZER, 1925- Bitch The Erotic Philosophers KENNETH KOCH, 1925-2002 You Were Wearing Permanently The Railway Stationery Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams The Circus The Circus One Train May Hide Another To World War II Proverb JACK SPICER, 1925-1965 Improvisations on a Sentence by Poe A Book of Music Thing Language The Sporting Life A Red Wheelbarrow A. R. AMMONS, 1926-2001 So I Said I Am Ezra Mansion Still Corsons Inlet Reflective Cascadilla Falls Mountain Talk The City Limits Triphammer Bridge Ballad Easter Morning Anxiety's Prosody Their Sex Life In View of the Fact ROBERT BLY, 1926- Johnson's Cabinet Watched by Ants After the Industrial Revolution, All Things Happen at Once After Long Busyness My Father at 85 The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog The Night Abraham Called to the Stars ROBERT CREELEY, 1926- I Know a Man Heroes After Lorca The Dishonest Mailmen Like They Say Kore To And "I Keep to Myself Such Measures . . ." Kitchen Other ALLEN GINSBERG, 1926-1997 A Supermarket in California Kaddish (I) from Kaddish (III-V) America To Aunt Rose City Midnight Junk Strains JAMES MERRILL, 1926-1995 A Dedication Charles on Fire Days of 1964 Days of 1935 Syrinx Lost in Translation Grass Graffito Self-Portrait in Tyvek(tm) Windbreaker b o d y Days of 1994 FRANK O'HARA, 1926-1966 Autobiographia Literaria Poem (The eager note on my door) Memorial Day 1950 The Critic Blocks To the Harbormaster My Heart A Step Away from Them Why I Am Not a Painter To the Film Industry in Crisis A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island The Day Lady Died Personal Poem Poem (Light clarity avocado salad in the morning) Lana Turner Has Collapsed W. D. SNODGRASS, 1926- April Inventory Mementos I DAVID WAGONER, 1926- The Words Dead Letter from Out of Town Curtains LEW WELCH, 1926-1971 The Basic Con "Whenever I make a new poem" JOHN ASHBERY, 1927- The Instruction Manual "How Much Longer Will I Be Able to Inhabit the Divine Sepulcher..." Decoy Soonest Mended Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror The One Thing That Can Save America Wet Casements At North Farm One Coat of Paint How to Continue My Philosophy of Life A Poem of Unrest This Room The History of My Life GALWAY KINNELL, 1927- Saint Francis and the Sow The Man Splitting Wood in the Daybreak Hitchhiker Why Regret? W. S. MERWIN, 1927- Departure's Girl-friend Dusk in Winter For the Anniversary of My Death A Thing of Beauty Yesterday The Stranger One of the Lives Waves in August JAMES WRIGHT, 1927-1980 Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio A Blessing In Response to a Rumor That the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned Youth Hook DONALD HALL, 1928- TR The Impossible Marriage Prophecy When the Young Husband Her Garden PHILIP LEVINE, 1928- Baby Villon They Feed They Lion You Can Have It The Return ANNE SEXTON, 1928-1974 All My Pretty Ones Wanting to Die The Fury of Cocks JOHN HOLLANDER, 1929- The Lady's-Maid's Song Swan and Shadow The Bird Adam's Task Three poems from Powers of Thirteen # 162, 163, 164 An Old-Fashioned Song RICHARD HOWARD, 1929- 209 Canal Like Most Revelations Job Interview Among the Missing At 65 ADRIENNE RICH, 1929- Aunt Jennifer's Tigers The Middle-Aged Living in Sin A Marriage in the 'Sixties Ghost of a Chance A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Translations Diving into the Wreck One Life Living Memory 1948: Jews HARRY MATHEWS, 1930- Histoire GARY SNYDER, 1930- "Piute Creek" "Riprap" "Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout" Above Pate Valley "Things to Do Around San Francisco" "The Snow on Saddle Mountain" "What You Should Know to be a Poet" SYLVIA PLATH, 1932-1963 The Hanging Man Mirror The Applicant Lady Lazarus Elm Daddy Words Fever 103 The Arrival of the Bee Box Edge Poppies in October TED BERRIGAN, 1934-1983 Three from The Sonnets (XV) In Joe Brainard's collage its white arrow (XXXVI) It's 8:54 am in Brooklyn it's the 28th of July (LXX) After Arthur Rimbaud Living with Chris My Autobiography JOSEPH CERAVOLO, 1934-1988 The Wind is Blowing West Drunken Winter Happiness in the Trees Rain Dusk Fill and Illumined MARK STRAND, 1934- Keeping Things Whole Reading in Place Orpheus Alone The Idea The Philosopher's Conquest 2002 2032 JAY WRIGHT, 1935- The Homecoming Singer The Cradle Logic of Autumn RUSSELL EDSON, 1935- The Fall Antimatter The Neighborhood Dog  The Rule and its Exception  MARY OLIVER, 1935- Some Questions You Might Ask Rain CHARLES WRIGHT, 1935- Snow Reunion Self-Portrait The Other Side of the River In Praise of Han Shan FREDERICK SEIDEL, 1936- Racine Love Song C. K. WILLIAMS, 1936- Love: Beginnings The Lover Money CHARLES SIMIC, 1938- My Shoes Watermelons December My Beloved St. Thomas Aquinas The Devils The Scarecrow Country Fair Evening Chess Cameo Appearance FRANK BIDART, 1939- Another Life The Yoke For the Twentieth Century Curse CARL DENNIS, 1939- History World History TOM DISCH, 1940- A Concise History of Music The Crumbling Infrastructure FANNY HOWE, 1940- Veteran Goodbye, Post Office Square 9 - 11 - 01 ROBERT PINSKY, 1940- Shirt From the Childhood of Jesus Round Ode to Meaning Samurai Song XYZ TOM CLARK, 1941- Dover Beach Elegy Prophet BILLY COLLINS, 1941- Introduction to Poetry Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House Workshop Lines Composed Over Three Thousand Miles From Tintern Abbey Shoveling Snow with Buddha Dharma Man Listening to Disc No Time Litany BOB DYLAN, 1941- Desolation Row ROBERT HASS, 1941- On the Coast Near Sausalito Meditation at Lagunitas Against Botticelli A Story about the Body Forty Something Misery and Splendor LYN HEJINIAN, 1941- from My Life ["What is the meaning hung from that depend"] from The Fatalist ["I arrived with biographical context"] MARILYN HACKER, 1942- Nights of 1964 - 66: The Old Reliable LINDA GREGG, 1942- Marriage and Midsummer's Night A Dark Thing Inside the Day The Singer Changes, The Music Goes On ANN LAUTERBACH, 1942- Santa Fe Sky Invocation Hum WILLIAM MATTHEWS, 1942-1997 Bud Powell, Paris, 1959 Mingus at the Showplace Inspiration Vermin SHARON OLDS, 1942- Satan Says The One Girl at the Boys Party The Pope's Penis Topography The Race RON PADGETT, 1942- Reading Reverdy Poetic License Voice LOUISE GLUCK, 1943- Gratitude The Drowned Children The Mirror Mock Orange The Triumph of Achilles Celestial Music Vespers The Red Poppy Siren Circe's Power MICHAEL PALMER, 1943- Fifth Prose A man undergoes pain sitting at a piano I Do Not JAMES TATE, 1943- The Lost Pilot Failed Tribute to the Stonemason of Tor House, Robinson Jeffers Teaching the Ape to Write Poems Distance from Loved Ones I Am a Finn / I Am Still a Finn How the Pope is Chosen Inspiration Dream On The Promotion Bounden Duty DOUGLAS CRASE, 1944- The Continent as the Letter M There Is No Real Peace in the World Astropastoral PAUL VIOLI, 1944- Index Appeal to the Grammarians JOHN KOETHE, 1945- Morning in America Sorrento Valley Moore's Paradox BERNADETTE MAYER, 1945- Sonnet: "Love is a babe as you know and when you" Sonnet: "You jerk you didn't call me up" "Holding the Thought of Love" Sonnet: "So long honey, don't ever come around again, I'm sick of you" J. D. MCCLATCHY, 1945- The Landing What They Left Behind Pibroch ALICE NOTLEY, 1945- "A woman came into" April Not an Inventory But a Blizzard KAY RYAN, 1945- A Bad Time for the Sublime Poetry is a Kind of Money Blandeur Failure Home to Roost TERENCE WINCH, 1945- Mysteries PATTI SMITH, 1946- Dream of Rimbaud RAE ARMANTROUT, 1947- Traveling through the Yard Articulation AARON FOGEL, 1947- The Printer's Error JANE KENYON, 1947-1995 Let Evening Come Otherwise Man Eating YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, 1947- Tu Do Street We Never Know Thanks Facing It No-Good Blues Troubling the Water SUSAN MITCHELL, 1947- Havana Birth MOLLY PEACOCK, 1947- The Lull Next Afternoon Buffalo BOB PERELMAN, 1947- Chronic Meanings DAVID SHAPIRO, 1947- Canticle Giants For the Princess Hello Father Knows Best To My Son JAMES CUMMINS, 1948- Fling RACHEL HADAS, 1948- The Red Hat Riverside Park LAWRENCE JOSEPH, 1948- Some Sort of Chronicler I Am HEATHER MCHUGH, 1948- "Form" I Knew I'd Sing "ID" "What He Thought" LYNN EMANUEL, 1949- Of Your Father's Indiscretions and the Train to California Blonde Bombshell At the Ritz KATHA POLLITT, 1949- "Failure" The Mind-Body Problem CHARLES BERNSTEIN, 1950- Solidarity is the Name We Give to What We Cannot Hold ANNE CARSON, 1950- Eight poems from "The Truth about God": "My Religion," "By God," "God's Woman," "God's Mother," "God's Justice," "God's Christ Theory," "God's List of Liquids," "God's Work" CAROLYN FORCHE, 1950- The Colonel DANA GIOIA, 1950- The Archbishop Summer Song JORIE GRAHAM, 1950- Orpheus and Eurydice Fission EDWARD HIRSCH, 1950- The Man on the Fire Escape Days of 1968 RODNEY JONES, 1950- My Manhood Small Lower-Middle-Class White Southern Male JOHN YAU, 1950- January 18, 1979 Domestic Bliss Credits Index
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