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Tables of Contents for The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface to the Third Edition
xxxiii
 
Acknowledgments
xxxix
 
Introduction
xliii
 
Charles Olson (1910--1970)
1
14
Pacific Lament
3
1
The Thing Was Moving
4
2
The Maximus Poems
6
9
I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You
6
3
Maximus, to Himself
9
2
Maximus, to Gloucester, Letter 19 (A Pastoral Letter
11
1
Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 [Withheld]
12
2
[Sun / Right in My Eye]
14
1
Elizabeth Bishop (1911--1979)
15
30
The Map
17
1
The Man-Moth
18
1
The Monument
19
2
The Fish
21
2
Roosters
23
3
At the Fishhouses
26
2
Over 2000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance
28
2
Sestina
30
1
The Armadillo
31
1
Brazil, January 1, 1502
32
2
In the Waiting Room
34
2
Crusoe in England
36
4
Poem
40
1
The End of March
41
2
One Art
43
1
North Haven
44
1
May Swenson (1913--1989)
45
7
Question
46
1
The Centaur
46
2
A Couple
48
1
Unconscious Came a Beauty
49
1
Staring at the Sea on the Day of the Death of Another
49
1
Last Day
50
1
Strawberrying
50
1
In Love Made Visible
51
1
Robert Hayden (1913--1980)
52
16
Middle Passage
54
5
Homage to the Empress of the Blues
59
1
Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday
59
1
Witch Doctor
60
2
Those Winter Sundays
62
1
Night, Death, Mississippi
62
2
Elegies for Paradise Valley
64
3
Bone-Flower Elegy
67
1
Karl Shapiro (1913--2000)
68
4
The Fly
69
1
The First Time
70
1
Manhole Covers
71
1
The Piano Tuner's Wife
71
1
Delmore Schwartz (1913--1966)
72
3
In the Naked Bed, in Plato's Cave
73
1
The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me
74
1
The Mind Is an Ancient and Famous Capital
74
1
Muriel Rukeyser (1913--1980)
75
8
The Book of the Dead
76
3
Absolom
76
2
Alloy
78
1
Boy with His Hair Cut Short
79
1
Night Feeding
80
1
The Conjugation of the Paramecium
80
2
The Poem as Mask
82
1
Poem
82
1
William Stafford (1914--1993)
83
2
Traveling through the Dark
83
1
At the Bomb Testing Site
84
1
For the Grave of Daniel Boone
84
1
Randall Jarrell (1914--1965)
85
7
90 North
86
1
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
87
1
Eighth Air Force
87
1
Next Day
88
2
Thinking of the Lost World
90
2
John Berryman (1914--1972)
92
9
The Dream Songs
93
7
1 (``Huffy Henry hid the day'')
93
1
4 (``Filling her compact & delicious body'')
94
 
14 (``Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.'')
14
81
29 (``There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart'')
95
1
37 Three around the Old Gentleman
95
1
76 Henry's Confession
96
1
145 (``Also I love him: me he's done no wrong'')
97
1
149 (``This world is gradually becoming a place'')
97
1
153 (``I'm cross with god who has wrecked this generation.'')
98
1
219 So Long? Stevens
98
1
312 (``I have moved to Dublin to have it out with you'')
99
1
384 (``The marker slants, flowerless, day's almost done'')
100
1
Henry's Understanding
100
1
Dylan Thomas (1914--1953)
101
10
The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
102
1
And Death Shall Have No Dominion
103
1
The Hand That Signed the Paper
103
1
When All My Five and Country Senses See
104
1
Twenty-Four Years
104
1
The Hunchback in the Park
105
1
Poem in October
106
1
A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
107
1
Fern Hill
108
2
In My Craft or Sullen Art
110
1
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
110
1
Judith Wright (1915--2000)
111
4
Bora Ring
112
1
Drought Year
112
1
Flood Year
113
1
Ishtar
113
1
Request to a Year
114
1
``Dove---Love''
114
1
P. K. Page (b. 1916)
115
4
The Stenographers
116
1
Photos of a Salt Mine
117
1
Deaf-Mute in the Pear Tree
118
1
Robert Lowell (1917--1977)
119
21
The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket
121
4
After the Surprising Conversions
125
1
Grandparents
126
1
Commander Lowell
127
2
Waking in the Blue
129
1
Memories of West Street and Lepke
130
2
``To Speak of Woe That Is in Marriage''
132
1
Skunk Hour
132
2
For the Union Dead
134
2
Waking Early Sunday Morning
136
2
Reading Myself
138
1
Dolphin
139
1
Epilogue
139
1
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917--2000)
140
10
A Song in the Front Yard
141
1
Sadie and Maud
142
1
Of De Witt Williams on His Way to Lincoln Cemetery
143
1
The Vacant Lot
143
1
The Rites for Cousin Vit
144
1
The Bean Eaters
144
1
We Real Cool
145
1
The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till
145
1
Boy Breaking Glass
145
1
The Blackstone Rangers
146
2
The Boy Died in My Alley
148
2
Robert Duncan (1919--1988)
150
8
Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow
151
1
Poetry, a Natural Thing
152
1
Passage over Water
153
1
What I Saw
153
1
Up Rising, Passages 25
154
2
Childhood's Retreat
156
1
Rites of Passage
156
1
II (``Something is taking place.'')
156
1
A Little Language
157
1
William Meredith (b. 1919)
158
4
Last Things
159
1
Parents
160
1
Dying Away
161
1
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919)
162
5
[In Goya's Greatest Scenes We Seem to See]
163
1
Dog
164
2
Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West
166
1
Louise Bennett (b. 1919)
167
11
South Parade Peddler
168
1
Pass fi White
169
1
No Lickle Twang
170
2
Dry-Foot Bwoy
172
1
Colonization in Reverse
173
1
Independance
174
1
Independence Dignity
175
2
Jamaica Oman
177
1
Howard Nemerov (1920--1991)
178
5
The Goose Fish
179
1
The Icehouse in Summer
180
1
Snowflakes
181
1
Gyroscope
181
1
Reading Pornography in Old Age
182
1
Amy Clampitt (1920--1994)
183
13
Beach Glass
184
1
Meridian
185
1
A Procession at Candlemas
186
4
Beethoven, Opus 111
190
3
Hispaniola
193
1
Syrinx
194
2
Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)
196
6
The Death of a Toad
196
1
Ceremony
197
1
Boy at the Window
197
1
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
198
1
Playboy
199
1
The Writer
200
1
A Finished Man
201
1
A Barred Owl
201
1
Kingsley Amis (1922--1995)
202
3
Against Romanticism
202
1
An Ever-Fixed Mark
203
1
Science Fiction
204
1
Donald Davie (1922--1995)
205
5
Remembering the Thirties
206
1
Across the Bay
207
1
In California
208
1
In the Stopping Train
209
1
(``The things he has been spared . . .'')
209
1
(``Time and again he gave battle'')
209
1
Philip Larkin (1922--1985)
210
17
Reasons for Attendance
211
1
Water
212
1
Church Going
212
2
An Arundel Tomb
214
1
The Whitsun Weddings
215
2
Faith Healing
217
1
MCMXIV
218
1
Talking in Bed
218
1
Here
219
1
Sunny Prestatyn
220
1
Solar
220
1
High Windows
221
1
Sad Steps
221
1
Homage to a Government
222
1
The Explosion
223
1
This Be The Verse
223
1
Forget What Did
224
1
Going, Going
224
2
Aubade
226
1
Anthony Hecht (b. 1923)
227
7
Birdwatchers of America
228
1
A Hill
229
1
``It Out-Herods Herod. Pray You, Avoid It.''
230
1
The Deodand
231
2
The Book of Yolek
233
1
James Dickey (1923--1997)
234
6
The Hospital Window
235
1
The Heaven of Animals
236
1
Buckdancer's Choice
237
1
The Sheep Child
238
2
Alan Dugan (b. 1923)
240
3
Love Song: I and Thou
240
1
Fabrication of Ancestors
241
1
On Being a Householder
242
1
Internal Migration: On Being on Tour
242
1
For Euthanasia and Pain-Killing Drugs
243
1
Louis Simpson (b. 1923)
243
4
The Battle
224
21
My Father in the Night Commanding No
245
1
American Poetry
246
1
White Oxen
246
1
Denise Levertov (1923--1997)
247
9
Pleasures
248
1
The Dog of Art
249
1
Song for Ishtar
249
1
The Ache of Marriage
250
1
September 1961
250
1
Olga Poems
251
2
i (``By the gas-fire, kneeling'')
251
1
iv (``On your hospital bed you lay'')
252
1
vi (``Your eyes were the brown gold of pebbles under water.'')
252
1
A Time Past
253
1
Caedmon
254
1
Celebration
255
1
[Scraps of Moon]
255
1
Aware
255
1
Richard Hugo (1923--1982)
256
5
The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir
257
1
Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg
258
1
White Center
259
2
Kenneth Koch (1925--2002)
261
8
Mending Sump
261
1
Geography
262
2
Variations on a Theme
264
1
William Carlos Williams
Days and Nights
265
2
The Stones of Time
265
2
One Train May Hide Another
267
1
To the Roman Forum
268
1
Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)
269
5
How It Is
270
1
Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief
270
1
In the Absence of Bliss
271
2
The Bangkok Gong
273
1
Letters
274
1
(``Your laugh, your scarves, the gloss of your makeup'')
274
1
Donald Justice (b. 1925)
274
6
On the Death of Friends in Childhood
275
1
The Grandfathers
275
1
After a Phrase Abandoned
276
1
Wallace Stevens
The Tourist from Syracuse
276
1
Men at Forty
277
1
Variations on a Text by Vallejo
278
1
In Memory of the Unknown Poet, Robert Boardman Vaughn
279
1
Nostalgia and Complaint of the Grandparents
279
1
W. D. Snodgrass (b. 1926)
280
8
April Inventory
281
2
Heart's Needle
283
2
3 (``The child between them on the street'')
283
1
8 (``I thumped on you the best I could'')
284
1
A Flat One
285
3
A. R. Ammons (1926--2001)
288
17
So I Said I Am Ezra
290
1
Corsons Inlet
290
3
Gravelly Run
293
1
Laser
294
1
Love Song
295
1
Small Song
295
1
The City Limits
295
1
Easter Morning
296
2
Motion's Holdings
298
1
Tombstones
299
1
1 (``the chisel, chipping in'')
299
1
11 (``the grooves fill with moss'')
299
1
19 (``the things of earth are not objects'')
299
1
27 (``a flock of'')
299
1
29 (``the letters'')
300
1
Garbage
300
4
2 (``garbage has to be the poem of our time because'')
300
4
Strip
304
1
43 (``sometimes I get the feeling I've never'')
304
1
James Merrill (1926--1995)
305
20
The Broken Home
307
2
Days of 1964
309
2
The Victor Dog
311
2
Lost in Translation
313
5
The Changing Light at Sandover
318
2
The Book of Ephraim
318
1
Z
318
2
b o d y
320
1
Self-Portrait in Tyvek(™) Windbreaker
320
4
An Upward Look
324
1
Robert Creeley (b. 1926)
325
9
Naughty Boy
326
1
A Wicker Basket
327
1
The Door
327
3
I Know a Man
330
1
For Love
330
2
``I Keep to Myself Such Measures . . .''
332
1
Again
333
1
Mother's Voice
333
1
Life & Death
333
1
[The Long Road of It All]
333
1
[When It Comes]
334
1
Allen Ginsberg (1926--1997)
334
24
Howl
337
7
A Supermarket in California
344
1
Sunflower Sutra
345
2
America
347
2
From Kaddish
349
3
To Aunt Rose
352
1
Last Night in Calcutta
353
1
Mugging
354
3
Sphincter
357
1
Personals Ad
357
1
David Wagoner (b. 1926)
358
3
The Man of the House
358
1
Elegy for a Forest Clear-Cut by the Weyerhaeuser Company
359
1
A Young Girl with a Pitcher Full of Water
360
1
By a Waterfall
360
1
Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)
361
9
Poem (``The eager note on my door said 'Call me'')
362
1
Poem (``At night Chinamen jump'')
363
1
A Step Away from Them
363
2
The Day Lady Died
365
1
Rhapsody
366
1
A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island
367
2
Why I Am Not a Painter
369
1
Les Luths
370
1
Robert Bly (b. 1926)
370
5
Johnson's Cabinet Watched by Ants
371
1
The Great Society
372
1
My Father's Wedding
373
1
Kneeling Down to Peer into a Culvert
374
1
A Week after Your Death
375
1
Charles Tomlinson (b. 1927)
375
6
Cezanne at Aix
376
1
Mr Brodsky
377
1
Two Views of Two Ghost Towns
378
1
Swimming Chenango Lake
379
1
Snapshot
380
1
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927)
381
3
First Song
382
1
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
382
1
On the Oregon Coast
383
1
Sheffield Ghazal 4: Driving West
384
1
John Ashbery (b. 1927)
384
24
Some Trees
386
1
The Instruction Manual
387
2
The Tennis Court Oath
389
1
These Lacustrine Cities
390
1
Soonest Mended
391
2
Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape
393
1
As One Put Drunk into the Packet-Boat
394
1
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
395
11
Wet Casements
406
1
Paradoxes and Oxymorons
407
1
At North Farm
407
1
Of the Light
408
1
W. S. Merwin (b. 1927)
408
6
The Drunk in the Furnace
410
1
The Hydra
411
1
Some Last Questions
411
1
For the Anniversary of My Death
412
1
The Asians Dying
412
1
For a Coming Extinction
413
1
A Given Day
414
1
James Wright (1927--1980)
414
8
Saint Judas
416
1
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
416
1
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
417
1
A Blessing
417
1
The Minneapolis Poem
418
2
In Response to a Rumor That the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned
420
1
Small Frogs Killed on the Highway
420
1
A Centenary Ode: Inscribed to Little Crow, Leader of the Sioux Rebellion in Minnesota, 1862
421
1
Philip Levine (b. 1928)
422
5
They Feed They Lion
423
1
Belle Isle, 1949
424
1
You Can Have It
424
2
Drum
426
1
Thomas Kinsella (b. 1928)
427
4
Baggot Street Deserta
427
2
Je t'adore
429
1
Mirror in February
429
1
Songs of the Psyche
430
1
1 (``A character, indistinct, entered'')
430
1
Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
431
7
Her Kind
432
1
The Truth the Dead Know
433
1
All My Pretty Ones
433
2
The Starry Night
435
1
The Death of the Fathers
435
1
How We Danced
435
1
The Death Baby
436
1
Dreams
436
1
The Room of My Life
437
1
A. K. Ramanujan (1929--1993)
438
11
Self-Portrait
439
1
Elements of Composition
440
2
Alien
442
1
Drafts
442
2
Extended Family
444
2
Chicago Zen
446
1
Foundlings in the Yukon
447
2
Richard Howard (b. 1929)
449
7
``Man Who Beat Up Homosexuals Reported to Have AIDS Virus''
449
6
My Last Hustler
455
1
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)
456
28
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
459
1
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
459
4
Face to Face
463
1
Orion
464
1
Planetarium
465
1
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
466
1
Diving into the Wreck
467
2
Power
469
1
Twenty-One Love Poems
470
9
Grandmothers
479
2
Seven Skins
481
2
Fox
483
1
Thom Gunn (b. 1929)
484
6
My Sad Captains
485
1
Moly
485
1
Still Life
486
1
The Missing
487
1
A Blank
488
1
The Problem
489
1
John Hollander (b. 1929)
490
4
Under Cancer
490
1
Adam's Task
491
1
Back to Town
492
1
Variations on a Fragment
492
1
Trumbull Stickney
By Heart
493
1
Derek Walcott (b. 1930)
494
40
A Far Cry from Africa
496
1
Laventille
497
3
The Sea Is History
500
2
The Schooner Flight
502
12
The Fortunate Traveller
514
5
The Season of Phantasmal Peace
519
1
Omeros
520
14
(`` 'This is how, one sunrise, we cut down them canoes.''')
520
2
(`` 'Mais qui ca qui rivait-'ous, Philoctete?''')
522
1
(``The Cyclone, howling because one of the lances'')
523
3
(`` `Walk me down to the wharf.''')
526
2
(``He remembered this sunburnt river with its spindly'')
528
3
(``She bathed him in the brew of the root. The basin'')
531
2
(``I sang of quiet Achille, Afolabe's son'')
533
1
Gary Snyder (b. 1930)
534
8
Milton by Firelight
536
1
Above Pate Valley
537
1
Riprap
537
1
Burning the Small Dead
538
1
The Wild Edge
539
1
The Bath
539
2
Axe Handles
541
1
Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930)
542
13
The Arrivants
544
7
Wings of a Dove
544
4
Calypso
548
1
Ogun
549
2
Trane
551
1
Stone
551
3
Irae
554
1
Christopher Okigbo (1930?--1967)
555
3
Heavensgate
556
2
[Before You, Mother Idoto]
556
1
[Dark Waters of the Beginning.]
556
1
[Bright]
557
1
[I Am Standing above the Noontide]
557
1
Come Thunder
558
1
Ted Hughes (1930--1998)
558
13
The Horses
559
2
The Thought-Fox
561
1
An Otter
561
1
Pike
562
2
Thistles
564
1
Second Glance at a Jaguar
564
1
Gog
565
1
Out
566
1
Wodwo
567
1
Crow's First Lesson
568
1
Roe Deer
569
1
Orf
569
1
Orts
570
1
17. Buzz in the Window
570
1
Okot p'Bitek (1931--1982)
571
10
Song of Lawino
573
8
1. My Husband's Tongue Is Bitter
573
2
2. The Woman with Whom I Share My Husband
575
6
Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932)
581
12
In Memory of Jane Fraser
582
1
Two Formal Elegies
583
1
Ovid in the Third Reich
584
1
September Song
584
1
Funeral Music
585
1
6 (``My little son, when you could command marvels'')
585
1
8 (``Not as we are but as we must appear'')
585
1
Mercian Hymns
586
5
I-II
586
1
IV-VII
587
1
X-XI
588
1
XVI
589
1
XXV
590
1
XXIX-XXX
590
1
The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy
591
1
1 (``Crack of a starting-pistol. Jean Jaures'')
591
1
To the High Court of Parliament
592
1
The Triumph of Love
592
1
CXXI (``So what is faith if it is not'')
592
1
Sylvia Plath (1932--1963)
593
22
The Disquieting Muses
595
2
Metaphors
597
1
The Colossus
597
1
Morning Song
598
1
In Plaster
599
1
Tulips
600
2
Blackberrying
602
1
Elm
602
2
The Arrival of the Bee Box
604
1
The Applicant
605
1
Daddy
606
2
Fever 103°
608
1
Cut
609
2
Poppies in October
611
1
Ariel
611
1
Lady Lazarus
612
2
Edge
614
1
Audre Lorde (1934--1992)
615
5
Coal
616
1
Now that I Am Forever with Child
617
1
Love Poem
617
1
From the House of Yemanja
618
1
Hanging Fire
619
1
A Question of Climate
620
1
Mark Strand (b. 1934)
620
6
Keeping Things Whole
621
1
Eating Poetry
621
1
The Prediction
622
1
In Celebration
622
1
Elegy for My Father
623
1
6. The New Year
623
1
Poor North
624
1
The Idea
624
1
Dark Harbor
625
1
XX (``Is it you standing among the olive trees'')
625
1
XXX (``There is a road through the canyon'')
625
1
Wole Soyinka (b. 1934)
626
6
Telephone Conversation
627
1
Death in the Dawn
628
1
Around Us, Dawning
629
1
Massacre, October '66
630
1
Dragonfly at My Windowpane
631
1
Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)
632
8
An Agony. As Now
634
1
A Poem for Speculative Hipsters
635
1
A Poem for Black Hearts
635
1
Legacy
636
1
A New Reality Is Better Than a New Movie!
636
2
Wise, Why's, Y's
638
1
Wise I
638
1
Y The Link Will Not Always Be ``Missing'' #40
638
1
In the Funk World
639
1
Monk's World
639
1
Charles Wright (b. 1935)
640
12
Blackwater Mountain
642
1
Stone Canyon Nocturne
643
1
Clear Night
643
1
Homage to Paul Cezanne
644
4
Laguna Blues
648
1
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
648
3
I (``How soon we come to road's end---'')
648
3
Stray Paragraphs in February, Year of the Rat
651
1
Mary Oliver (b. 1935)
652
3
The Black Snake
653
1
August
653
1
Hawk
654
1
Marge Piercy (b. 1936)
655
3
The Cyclist
656
1
Learning Experience
656
1
The Cast Off
657
1
Moonburn
658
1
Lucille Clifton (b. 1936)
658
6
[still]
659
1
cutting greens
660
1
homage to my hips
660
1
[i am accused of tending to the past]
661
1
at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989
661
1
poem to my uterus
662
1
to my last period
663
1
cain
663
1
leda 3
663
1
the mississippi river empties into the gulf
664
1
June Jordan (1936-2002)
664
5
Notes on the Peanut
665
1
July 4, 1984: For Buck
666
1
DeLiza Spend the Day in the City
667
1
The Reception
668
1
Tony Harrison (b. 1937)
669
19
The School of Eloquence
670
6
Heredity
671
1
On Not Being Milton
671
1
Book Ends
672
1
Turns
673
1
Marked with D.
674
1
Timer
674
1
Self Justification
675
1
History Classes
675
1
v.
676
12
Susan Howe (b. 1937)
688
10
Thorow
689
3
[Elegiac Western Imagination]
689
1
[Cannot Be]
690
1
[Gabion]
691
1
Ruckenfigur
692
6
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938)
698
7
American History
699
1
We Assume: On the Death of Our Son, Reuben Masai Harper
699
1
Reuben, Reuben
700
1
Deathwatch
700
2
Dear John, Dear Coltrane
702
1
Nightmare Begins Responsibility
703
1
Double Elegy
704
1
Charles Simic (b. 1938)
705
7
Fork
706
1
Watch Repair
706
1
A Wall
707
1
Prodigy
708
1
Classic Ballroom Dances
709
1
Spoons with Realistic Dead Flies on Them
709
1
Eastern European Cooking
710
1
Northern Exposure
710
1
Cameo Appearance
711
1
Head of a Doll
711
1
Les Murray (b. 1938)
712
8
The Powerline Incarnation
713
1
The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cycle
714
3
3 (``It is good to come out after driving and walk on bare grass;'')
714
1
6 (``Barbecue smoke is rising at Legge's Camp; it is steaming into the midday air'')
715
1
8 (``Forests and State Forests, all down off the steeper country; mosquitoes are always living in there:'')
715
1
12 (``Now the sun is an applegreen blindness through the swells, a white blast on the sea face, flaking and shoaling;'')
716
1
The Milk Lorry
717
1
On Removing Spiderweb
718
1
Mollusc
718
1
Corniche
718
1
Cotton Flannelette
719
1
Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)
720
30
Digging
723
1
Death of a Naturalist
724
1
Requiem for the Croppies
725
1
Bogland
725
1
The Tollund Man
726
2
Bog Queen
728
1
The Grauballe Man
729
2
Punishment
731
1
The Strand at Lough Beg
732
1
Casualty
733
3
In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge
736
2
Station Island
738
3
VIII (``Black water. White waves. Furrows snowcapped.'')
738
1
XII (``Like a convalescent, I took the hand'')
739
2
Alphabets
741
2
Terminus
743
1
The Stone Verdict
744
1
Clearances
745
3
At Toomebridge
748
1
Electric Light
748
2
Frank Bidart (b. 1939)
750
10
Ellen West
750
9
If I Could Mourn Like a Mourning Dove
759
1
A Coin for Joe, with the Image of a Horse; c. 350--325 BC
760
1
Michael Longley (b. 1939)
760
5
Casualty
761
1
Wounds
762
1
Detour
763
1
Ceasefire
763
1
The Comber
764
1
Death of a Horse
764
1
The Beech Tree
765
1
Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)
765
9
This Is a Photograph of Me
766
1
[You Fit into Me]
767
1
They Eat Out
767
1
Circe / Mud Poems
768
1
[Men with the Heads of Eagles]
768
1
Footnote to the Amnesty Report on Torture
769
1
Miss July Grows Older
770
2
Manet's Olympia
772
1
Morning in the Burned House
773
1
Eunice de Souza (b. 1940)
774
4
Sweet Sixteen
775
1
De Souza Prabhu
775
1
Conversation Piece
776
1
Women in Dutch Painting
776
1
For Rita's Daughter, Just Born
776
1
Landscape
777
1
Robert Pinsky (b. 1940)
778
7
The Figured Wheel
779
1
The Questions
780
2
The Uncreation
782
1
ABC
783
1
The Haunted Ruin
784
1
Robert Hass (b. 1941)
785
3
Song
785
1
Meditation at Lagunitas
786
1
Privilege of Being
787
1
Forty Something
788
1
Sonnet
788
1
Lyn Hejinian (b. 1941)
788
10
My Life
789
4
A pause, a rose, a something on paper
789
1
As for we who ``love to be astonished''
790
1
It seemed that we had hardly begun and we were already there
791
2
Oxota: A Short Russian Novel
793
1
Chapter Seven
793
1
Chapter 203
793
1
The Cell
794
1
[It Is the Writer's Object]
794
1
[Yesterday I Saw the Sun]
794
1
From Happily
795
3
Derek Mahon (b. 1941)
798
8
Afterlives
799
1
The Snow Party
800
1
The Last of the Fire Kings
801
1
A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford
802
2
An Bonnan Bui
804
1
A Swim in Co. Wicklow
805
1
Sharon Olds (b. 1942)
806
5
Photograph of the Girl
807
1
The Pope's Penis
807
1
The Moment the Two Worlds Meet
808
1
The Exact Moment of His Death
808
1
My Father Speaks to Me from the Dead
809
1
Once
810
1
Marilyn Hacker (b. 1942)
811
4
Rondeau after a Transatlantic Telephone Call
811
1
Taking Notice
812
1
13 (``No better lost than any other woman'')
812
1
Almost Aubade
812
1
Year's End
813
1
Twelfth Floor West
814
1
Dave Smith (b. 1942)
815
3
Leafless Trees, Chickahominy Swamp
815
1
Fiddlers
816
1
Wreck in the Woods
817
1
Blowfish and Mudtoad
817
1
Black Silhouettes of Shrimpers
817
1
Louise Gluck (b. 1943)
818
8
The School Children
819
1
The Drowned Children
819
1
Descending Figure
820
1
Mock Orange
821
1
A Fantasy
822
1
The Wild Iris
823
1
Penelope's Song
823
1
Quiet Evening
824
1
Vita Nova
824
1
Earthly Love
825
1
Michael Palmer (b. 1943)
826
5
Song of the Round Man
827
1
This Time
828
1
Sun (``Write this. We have burned all their villages'')
829
2
Michael Ondaatje (b. 1943)
831
6
Biography
832
1
Letters & Other Worlds
832
2
(Inner Tube)
834
1
Driving with Dominic in the Southern Province We See Hints of the Circus
835
1
Buried
835
1
(``To be buried in times of war'')
835
1
Buried 2
836
1
vii (``The heat of explosions'')
836
1
James Tate (b. 1943)
837
7
Stray Animals
837
1
The Blue Booby
838
1
The Wheelchair Butterfly
839
1
The Lost Pilot
840
1
The Motorcyclists
841
1
Poem
842
1
Where Babies Come From
843
1
Eavan Boland (b. 1944)
844
8
Anorexic
845
1
Domestic Interior
846
1
Night Feed
846
1
Mise Eire
847
1
Fever
848
1
The Women
849
1
Fond Memory
850
1
The Pomegranate
851
1
Craig Raine (b. 1944)
852
3
The Onion, Memory
853
1
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
854
1
Norman Dubie (b. 1945)
855
3
Elizabeth's War with the Christmas Bear
856
1
The Funeral
857
1
Last Poem, Snow Tree
857
1
Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947)
858
6
Starlight Scope Myopia
859
1
Tu Do Street
860
1
Facing It
861
1
February in Sydney
862
1
My Father's Love Letters
863
1
Lorna Goodison (b. 1947)
864
11
On Becoming a Mermaid
865
1
Guinea Woman
866
1
Nanny
867
1
Annie Pengelly
868
3
Turn Thanks to Miss Mirry
871
2
Hungry Belly Kill Daley
873
1
Bam Chi Chi Lala
873
2
Ai (b. 1947)
875
4
Twenty-Year Marriage
876
1
Killing Floor
876
2
Sleeping Beauty
878
1
Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948)
879
8
[Long Time Ago]
880
4
Prayer to the Pacific
884
1
Toe'osh: A Laguna Coyote Story
885
2
Agha Shahid Ali (1949--2001)
887
11
Postcard from Kashmir
889
1
The Dacca Gauzes
889
1
Leaving Sonora
890
1
I See Chile in My Rearview Mirror
891
2
Ghazal
893
1
The Country without a Post Office
894
2
Lenox Hill
896
2
James Fenton (b. 1949)
898
7
A German Requiem
899
2
Dead Soldiers
901
2
God, a Poem
903
1
For Andrew Wood
904
1
Grace Nichols (b. 1950)
905
4
Epilogue
906
1
Invitation
906
1
Tropical Death
907
1
Wherever I Hang
908
1
Charles Bernstein (b. 1950)
909
6
Autonomy Is Jeopardy
910
1
The Kiwi Bird in the Kiwi Tree
910
1
From The Lives of the Toll Takers
911
3
Have Pen, Will Travel
914
1
Carolyn Forche (b. 1950)
915
4
Taking Off My Clothes
916
1
The Memory of Elena
916
1
Reunion
917
1
The Colonel
918
1
Jorie Graham (b. 1950)
919
14
At Luca Signorelli's Resurrection of the Body
920
3
Fission
923
4
The Dream of the Unified Field
927
4
The Surface
931
1
The Swarm
932
1
Anne Carson (b. 1950)
933
10
From The Glass Essay
934
5
TV Men
939
1
XI (``TV is presocial, like Man.'')
939
1
Epitaph: Zion
940
1
Lazarus Standup: Shooting Script
940
2
Stanzas, Sexes, Seductions
942
1
Medbh McGuckian (b. 1950)
943
4
Slips
944
1
The Dream-Language of Fergus
945
1
The War Ending
946
1
Captain Lavender
946
1
Mantilla
947
1
Joy Harjo (b. 1951)
947
5
Deer Dancer
948
2
Mourning Song
950
1
Insomnia and the Seven Steps to Grace
950
1
The Path to the Milky Way Leads through Los Angeles
951
1
Paul Muldoon (b. 1951)
952
17
Hedgehog
953
1
Lunch with Pancho Villa
954
2
Anseo
956
1
Why Brownlee Left
957
1
Quoof
957
1
Meeting the British
957
1
7, Middagh Street
958
6
Wystan
958
4
Salvador
962
2
The Briefcase
964
1
Cauliflowers
965
1
The Sonogram
966
1
Aftermath
967
1
The Grand Conversation
967
2
Gary Soto (b. 1952)
969
5
After Tonight
969
1
The Drought
970
1
Graciela
971
1
Oranges
971
2
How Things Work
973
1
Practicing Eulogies
973
1
Rita Dove (b. 1952)
974
13
Geometry
976
1
The House Slave
976
1
Adolescence---II
976
1
Agosta the Winged Man and Rasha the Black Dove
977
2
Parsley
979
2
Thomas and Beulah
981
5
The Event
981
1
Dusting
982
1
Weathering Out
983
1
The Great Palaces of Versailles
984
1
Wingfoot Lake
985
1
After Reading Mickey in the Night Kitchen for the Third Time before Bed
986
1
Claudette Colvin Goes to Work
986
1
Alberto Rios (b. 1952)
987
6
Madre Sofia
988
2
Mi Abuelo
990
1
A Man Then Suddenly Stops Moving
991
1
Anselmo's Moment with God
992
1
The Death of Anselmo Luna
992
1
Mark Doty (b. 1953)
993
6
A Green Crab's Shell
994
1
Homo Will Not Inherit
995
3
The Embrace
998
1
Thylias Moss (b. 1954)
999
5
Lunchcounter Freedom
1000
1
Interpretation of a Poem by Frost
1001
1
The Rapture of Dry Ice Burning off Skin as the Moment of the Soul's Apotheosis
1001
2
Crystals
1003
1
Louise Erdrich (b. 1954)
1004
5
Family Reunion
1005
1
Captivity
1006
2
Windigo
1008
1
The Fence
1009
1
Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954)
1009
4
Cannery Town in August
1010
1
The Body as Braille
1011
1
Refugee Ship
1011
1
Poema para los Californios Muertos
1012
1
Marilyn Chin (b. 1955)
1013
5
How I Got That Name
1013
3
Altar
1016
1
Autumn Leaves
1016
1
Chinese Quatrains (The Woman in Tomb 44)
1017
1
Cathy Song (b. 1955)
1018
7
Beauty and Sadness
1019
1
Lost Sister
1020
2
Sunworshippers
1022
1
Ghost
1023
2
Carol Ann Duffy (b. 1955)
1025
5
Warming Her Pearls
1026
1
The Good Teachers
1027
1
Medusa
1028
1
Mrs Lazarus
1029
1
Dionisio D. Martinez (b. 1956)
1030
4
Hysteria
1031
1
Temporary Losses
1032
1
Moto Perpetuo
1033
1
The Prodigal Son in His Own Words: Bees
1034
1
Henri Cole (b. 1956)
1034
5
Harvard Classics
1035
1
Buddha and the Seven Tiger Cubs
1036
1
White Spine
1037
1
Folly
1038
1
Childlessness
1039
1
Li-Young Lee (b. 1957)
1039
6
The Gift
1040
1
Persimmons
1041
2
Eating Alone
1043
1
Eating Together
1044
1
Pillow
1044
1
Sherman Alexie (b. 1966)
1045
88
Evolution
1046
1
On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City
1046
1
Tourists
1047
2
How to Write the Great American Indian Novel
1049
1
Crow Testament
1050
3
POETICS
Charles Olson
Projective Verse (1950)
1053
8
Dylan Thomas
Poetic Manifesto (w. 1951)
1061
6
Philip Larkin
The Pleasure Principle (1957)
1067
2
From Introduction to All What Jazz (1970)
1069
3
Frank O'Hara
Personism: A Manifesto (w. 1959)
1072
2
Allen Ginsberg
Notes Written on Finally Recording Howl (1959)
1074
3
Amiri Baraka
From The Myth of a ``Negro Literature'' (1963)
1077
4
Denise Levertov
Some Notes on Organic Form (1965)
1081
5
Adrienne Rich
When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision (1971)
1086
10
Seamus Heaney
Feeling into Words (w. 1974)
1096
13
Louise Bennett
Jamaica Language (w. 1979--81)
1109
2
Charles Bernstein
Semblance (1980)
1111
4
A. K. Ramanujan
From Where Mirrors Are Windows: Toward an Anthology of Reflections (1989)
1115
4
Derek Walcott
The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory (1992)
1119
14
Selected Bibliographies
1133
48
Permissions Acknowledgments
1181
14
Index
1195