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Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry

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Summary

WESTERN WINDis an introduction to the elements of craft that make poetry sing, a superior anthology of classic and contemporary poetry, and a guide for students to poetics, writing about poetry, and critical theory. In this text, two well respected poets bring their love of the craft of poetry into a book that teaches as well as inspires. The text also includes exercises, chapter summaries, games, diagrams, illustrations, and 4-color reproductions of great works of art.

Table of Contents

PREFACE xxix
BEFORE WE BEGIN xxxv
ONE The Senses
1 WHERE EXPERIENCE STARTS: The Image
3(15)
THE ROLE OF THE SENSES
3(9)
Jim Moore, The Same Life
5(1)
Anonymous, Western Wind
6(1)
Archibald MacLeish, Eleven
7(1)
Sappho, There's a Man
8(2)
T.S. Eliot, Preludes
10(2)
Anonymous, Brief Autumnal
12(1)
THE SPECIFIC IMAGE
12(3)
Ezra Pound, In a Station of the Metro; Alba ("As cool as the pale wet leaves...")
12(1)
Anthony Hecht, The End of the Weekend
12(2)
Anonymous, Sir Patrick Spens
14(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
15(2)
Brewster Ghiselin, Rattler, Alert
15(1)
Sappho, Leaving Crete, Come Visit Again
16(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
Jim Moore, Haiku/Touch
17(1)
2 WHAT'S IT LIKE? Simile, Metaphor, and Other Figures
18(28)
SIMILE AND METAPHOR
18(12)
Robinson Jeffers, The Purse-Seine
19(4)
Robert Frost, The Silken Tent
23(1)
Emily Dickinson, My Life Had Stood-A Loaded Gun
23(1)
Linda Pastan, Returning
24(2)
Margaret Atwood, Habitation
26(1)
William Butler Yeats, No Second Troy
27(1)
Robert Frost, A Patch of Old Snow
28(1)
Al Young, Up Vernon's Alley
29(1)
Helen Chasin, City Pigeons
29(1)
ANALOGY
30(3)
Walter de la Mare, All But Blind
33(1)
SYNESTHESIA
33(2)
ALLUSION
35(2)
Alexander Pope, Intended for Sir Isaac Newton
36(1)
Michael Donaghy, Local 32B
36(1)
PERSONIFICATION, MYTHOLOGY
37(4)
Karl Shapiro, A Cut Flower
38(2)
William Butler Yeats, Leda and the Swan
40(1)
Walter Savage Landor, Dirce
40(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
41(4)
Alan Shapiro, Against Poets
44(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
45(1)
3 SYMBOLISM: The Broken Coin
46(21)
SYNECDOCHE, METONYMY
46(1)
Mary Jo Salter, A Poetics of Sex
47(1)
THE SYMBOL
47(9)
Howard Nemerov, Money
51(1)
Jenn Habel, Another Poem About the Heart
52(1)
George Herbert, Hope
53(1)
William Blake, The Sick Rose
54(1)
Robert Frost, Acquainted with the Night
54(1)
Saint John of the Cross, The Dark Night
55(1)
THING-POEMS
56(3)
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Merry-Go Round
56(1)
William Carlos Williams, Nantucket
57(1)
Frank O'Hara, Why IAm Not a Painter
58(1)
ALLEGORY
59(3)
Sir Thomas Wyatt, My Galley Charged with Forgetfulness
60(1)
Kingsley Amis, A Note on Wyatt
60(1)
Billy Collins, The Death of Allegory
61(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
62(4)
John Crowe Ransom, Good Ships
63(2)
Carl Sandburg, A Fence
65(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
66(1)
4 DOUBLE VISION: Antipoetry, Paradox, and Irony
67(24)
ANTIPOETRY
67(5)
William Shakespeare, Winter
68(1)
Francis P. Osgood, Winter Fairyland in Vermont
69(1)
Elizabeth Bishop, Filling Station
69(2)
Walt Whitman, Beauty
71(1)
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130
71(1)
PARADOX
72(4)
Robert Graves, The Face in the Mirror
73(2)
Alexander Pope, From An Essay on Man
75(1)
IRONY
76(3)
Wilfred Owen, The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
78(1)
UNDERSTATEMENT-THE WITHHELD IMAGE
79(4)
Simonides, On the Spartan Dead at Thermopylae
80(1)
X.J. Kennedy, Loose Woman
81(2)
OVERSTATEMENT
83(1)
Robert Graves, Spoils
84(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
84(4)
Rod Taylor, Dakota: October, 1822: Hunkpapa Warrior
85(1)
Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice-Cream
86(2)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
88(3)
TWO The Emotions
5 THE COLOR OF THOUGHT: Emotions in Poetry
91(24)
THE ROLE OF EMOTION
91(7)
William Butler Yeats, The Spur
94(1)
Dick Davis, Desire
94(1)
Heather McHugh, Earthmoving Malediction
94(1)
Ammianus, Epitaph of Nearchos
95(1)
Michael McFee, Time Enough
95(1)
W.H. Auden, The Shield of Achilles
96(2)
SENSE AND SENTIMENTALITY
98(9)
Anonymous, The Unquiet Grave
99(2)
Julia Moore, Little Libbie
101(1)
John Crowe Ransom, Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
101(1)
Algernon Charles Swinburne, Etude Realiste (I)
102(1)
James Wright, A Song for the Middle of the Night
103(2)
May Swenson, Cat & the Weather
105(1)
William Stafford, Traveling Through the Dark
105(1)
Richard Wilbur, The Pardon
106(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
107(3)
Kenneth Fearing, Yes, the Agency Can Handle That
109(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
110(5)
THREE The Words
6 MACHINE FOR MAGIC: The Fresh Usual Words
115(30)
LIVING WORDS
115(10)
Kenneth Patchen, Moon, Sun, Sleep, Birds, Live
118(3)
Robert Frost, Dust of Snow; Neither Out Far Nor In Deep
121(3)
Emily Dickinson, A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
124(1)
LESS IS MORE
125(12)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Break, Break, Break
126(1)
A.E. Housman, Along the Field as We Came By
127(1)
William Butler Yeats, An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
128(2)
Ezra Pound, The Bath Tub
130(2)
Hilaire Belloc, On His Books
132(1)
William Stafford, Godiva County, Montana
132(1)
W.H. Auden, The Wanderer
133(3)
Roger Mitchell, The Word for Everything
136(1)
Emily Grosholz, Remembering theArdeche
136(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
137(5)
Randall Jarrell, The Knight, Death, and the Devil
139(3)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
142(3)
FOUR The Sounds
7 GOLD IN THE ORE: Sound as Meaning
145(22)
Kay Ryan, Crustacean Island
145(2)
Gail Tremblay, Not Sense
147(1)
VOWELS AND ASSONANCE
148(9)
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
150(1)
Robert Frost, Once by the Pacific
151(4)
E.E. Cummings, Chansons Innocentes, I
155(1)
Christian Bok, Vowels
156(1)
CONSONANTS AND ALLITERATION
157(8)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
163(2)
John Milton, On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
165(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
165(2)
8 WORKING WITH GOLD: Rhyme and Music
167(32)
LANGUAGE AS MIMICRY
167(7)
John Updike, Player Piano
170(3)
Anne Stevenson, Making Poetry
173(1)
A REASON FOR RHYME?
174(7)
Etheridge Knight, A Poem for Myself
175(1)
Ezra Pound, Alba ("When the nightingale...")
176(5)
OFF-RHYME OR SLANT RHYME
181(3)
Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth; Arms and the Boy
182(1)
Thomas McGrath, Remembering the Children of Auschwitz
183(1)
THE MUSIC OF POETRY
184(8)
William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree
187(2)
Anonymous, Sumer Is Icumen In
189(1)
Ezra Pound, Ancient Music
190(1)
Anonymous, The Streets of Laredo
190(1)
Charles Causley, Lord Lovelace
191(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
192(3)
Timothy Murphy, Twice Cursed; Poet's Prayer
194(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson, The Dark Hills
194(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
195(4)
FIVE The Rhythms
9 THE DANCER AND THE DANCE: The Play of Rhythms
199(31)
RHYTHM
199(2)
REPETITION AS RHYTHM
201(2)
Robert Graves, Counting the Beats
202(1)
Walt Whitman, From Leaves of Grass
202(1)
THE RHYTHM OF ACCENT
203(3)
A NOTE ON SCANSION
206(2)
IAMBIC PENTAMETER
208(2)
VARIATIONS ON IAMBIC
210(6)
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 66
210(6)
METER AND RHYTHM
216(3)
William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming
218(1)
LINE LENGTH
219(4)
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
220(1)
May Swenson, Question
221(1)
Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz
221(2)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
223(5)
William Browne, On the Countess Dowager of Pembroke
226(2)
Katherine McAlpine, That Ghastly Night in Dover
228(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
228(2)
10 DIFFERENT DRUMMERS: Alternative Forms of Meter
230(1)
OTHER SYLLABLE-STRESS RHYTHMS
230(5)
George Gordon, Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib
232(2)
Timothy Murphy, Harvest of Sorrows
234(1)
STRONG-STRESS RHYTHMS
235(7)
Anonymous, I Have Labored Sore
236(1)
Richard Wilbur, junk
236(2)
Anonymous, How Many Miles to Babylon?
238(1)
E.E. Cummings, if everything happens that can't be done
239(2)
W.H. Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening
241(1)
SPRUNG RHYTHM
242(1)
A WORD ABOUT QUANTITY
243(1)
Timothy Steele, Sapphics Against Anger
243(1)
SYLLABIC METER
244(3)
James Tate, Miss Cho Composes in the Cafeteria
245(1)
Ron Rash, Scarecrow
246(1)
EXERCISES AND DIVERSIONS
247(3)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
250(2)
11 REMOVING THE NET: "Free Verse," Concrete Poetry, Prose Poems
252(1)
SOME BACKGROUND ON FREE VERSE
252(5)
Hilda Doolittle, Oread
253(1)
William Carlos Williams, Dedication for a Plot of Ground
254(3)
LINE BREAKS
257(3)
Stephen Crane, A Man Said to the Universe
257(1)
Denise Levertov, The Ache of Marriage
258(1)
George Oppen, Psalm
258(1)
Suzanne Lummis, Morning After the 6.1
259(1)
Rachel Loden, The Killer Instinct
259(1)
THE VARIABLE FOOT
260(3)
William Carlos Williams, The Descent
260(3)
CONCRETE POETRY AND SHAPED POETRY
263(3)
Emmett Williams, Like Attracts Like
263(1)
Hansjörg Mayer, Oil
264(1)
Jan D. Hodge, Carousel
265(1)
THE PROSE POEM
266(1)
Robert Hass, A Story About the Body
266(1)
Marie Howe, Part of Eve's Discussion
266(1)
Jay Meek, Trains in Winter
267(1)
EXERCISES AND DIVERSIONS
267(2)
William Carlos Williams, Iris
267(2)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
269(4)
SIX The Mind
12 THE SHAPE OF THOUGHT: Sentences and Structure
273(96)
THE SENTENCE
273(3)
Eugenio Montale, The Eel
274(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool
275(1)
USE OF CONNECTIVES
276(1)
Jacques Prevert, The Message
276(1)
PARALLELISM
277(2)
Walt Whitman, I Hear America Singing
277(1)
Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Learing to Love America
278(1)
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
279(4)
E.E. Cummings, Me up at does
280(1)
Peter Viereck, To Helen of Troy (N.Y.)
281(1)
Robert Frost, Beyond Words
282(1)
Alice Fulton, What I Like
282(1)
John Clare, Remember Dear Mary
282(1)
THINKING ABOUT DICTION
283(2)
Robert Graves, The Persian Version
283(1)
Edward Field, Curse of the Cat Woman
284(1)
CREATING NEW WORDS
285(3)
E.E. Cummings, wherelings whenlings
286(2)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
288(2)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
290(1)
COLOR PLATES
U.A. Fanthorpe, Not My Best Side
W.H. Auden, Musée des Beaux Arts
Jorie Graham, San Sepolcro
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Short Story on a Painting of Gustav Klimt
Lisel Mueller, Paul Delvaux: The Village of the Mermaids
13 GOLDEN NUMBERS: On Nature and Form
291(5)
William Butler Yeats, The Statues
296(5)
John Donne, The Anniversary
301(2)
FIXED STANZA FORMS
303(8)
Howard Nemerov, "Good-bye," Said the River, "I'm Going Downstream"
304(1)
X.J. Kennedy, On a Given Book
304(1)
Bruce Bennett, On Being Immortalized in Bronze
304(1)
Amareh, I'll Hide Within My Poems (trans. Dick Davis)
304(1)
Charles Martin, Taken Up
305(1)
George Szirtes, Like a Black Bird
305(1)
William Wordsworth, A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
306(1)
Dick Davis, On the Iranian Diaspora
307(1)
Edgar Allan Poe, To Helen
308(1)
Catherine Tufariello, This Child
309(2)
FIXED FORMS FOR POEMS
311(10)
George Meredith, Lucifer in Starlight
312(1)
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29
312(1)
Thomas Carper, Why Did The
313(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Rites for Cousin Vit
313(1)
A.E. Stallings, Sine Qua Non
314(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty
314(1)
François Villon, Ballade to His Mistress
315(1)
Wendy Cope, Valentine
316(1)
Frederick Morgan, 1904
316(1)
Lady Izumi Shikibu, Lying Here Alone
317(1)
Adelaide Crapsey, Cinquain: A Warning
317(1)
Basho, Evening darkens. Hunched; Lightning in the clouds!
318(1)
Richard Wilbur, Sleepless at Crown Point
318(1)
R.S. Gwynn, Black Helicopters
318(1)
Anonymous, Sir Isaac Newton
319(1)
E. William Seaman, Higgledy-piggledy
320(1)
Paul Pascal, Tact
320(1)
Anonymous, There Was a Young Lady of Tottenham
320(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
321(2)
A.E. Housman, With Rue My Heart Is Laden
321(2)
Thomas Hardy, I Look into My Glass
323(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
323(2)
14 A HEAD ON ITS SHOULDERS: From Realism to Surrealism
325(1)
COMMON SENSE
325(8)
Miller Williams, A Poem for Emily
325(3)
John Berryman, He Resigns
328(1)
William Wordsworth, The Solitary Reaper
329(1)
Will Allen Dromgoole, Building the Bridge
330(3)
UNCOMMON SENSE
333(9)
Terese Svoboda, Old God
334(3)
Lisel Mueller, Palindrome
337(1)
Stevie Smith, Our Bog Is Dood
337(3)
Federico Garcia Lorca, Sleepwalker's Ballad
340(2)
Mark Irwin, X
342(1)
A COMPARISON
342(2)
Li Po, Drinking Alone by Moonlight (trans. Arthur Waley)
Drinking Alone with the Moon (trans. Vikram Seth)
343(1)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
344(2)
Anonymous, I Never Plucked-a Bumblebee
345(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
346(1)
15 ADAM'S CURSE: Inspiration and Effort
347(15)
Robert W. Service, Inspiration
347(1)
Dylan Thomas, In My Craft or Sullen Art
348(8)
D.H. Lawrence, The Piano
356(6)
EXERCISES & DIVERSIONS
362(3)
A.E. Housman, I Hoed and Trenched and Weeded
363(1)
Willian Butler Yeats, The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner
364(1)
Walter de la Mare, The Stone; Slim Cunning Hands
365(1)
ESSAYS AND POEMS
365(4)
ANTHOLOGY
Anonymous
Lord Randal
369(1)
The Wife of Usher's Well
369(2)
Sir Thomas Wyatt
They Flee from Me
371(1)
Christopher Marlowe
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
371(1)
Sir Walter Raleigh
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
372(1)
Sir Edmund Spenser
One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand
373(1)
Sir Philip Sidney
With How Sad Steps, 0 Moon
373(1)
William Shakespeare
Sonnet 18
374(1)
Sonnet 73
374(1)
Sonnet 116
374(1)
Sonnet 129
375(1)
Thomas Campion
My Sweetest Lesbia, Let Us Live and Love
375(1)
It Fell on a Summer's Day
376(1)
Thomas Nashe
Idiot, Farewell Earth's Bliss
376(1)
John Donne
The Sun Rising
377(1)
A Valediction: Of Weeping
378(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
379(1)
Death Be Not Proud
380(1)
Ben Jonson
On My First Son
380(1)
Robert Herrick
Delight in Disorder
381(1)
George Herbert
Redemption
381(1)
Easter-Wings
382(1)
The Pulley
382(1)
Edmund Waller
Go, Lovely Rose
383(1)
John Milton
Lycidas
383(6)
On His Blindness
389(1)
Anne Bradstreet
To My Dear and Loving Husband
389(1)
Andrew Marvell
To His Coy Mistress
390(1)
Katherine Philips
An Answer to Another Persuading a Lady to Marriage
391(1)
Aphra Behn
Song: Love Armed
391(1)
Johathan Swift
A Description of the Morning
392(1)
Thomas Gray
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
392(4)
Christopher Smart
From Jubilate Agno
396(1)
William Blake
The Tyger
397(1)
London
397(1)
A Poison Tree
398(1)
William Wordsworth
She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways
398(1)
The World Is Too Much With Us
399(1)
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
399(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Kubla Khan
399(2)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ozymandias
401(1)
Ode to the West Wind
401(2)
John Clare
Autumn
403(1)
John Keats
La Belle Dame sans Merci
403(2)
Ode to a Nightingale
405(2)
To Autumn
407(1)
Edward FitzGerald
From The Rubaiydt of Omar Khayyam
408(2)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ulysses
410(2)
Robert Browning
My Last Duchess
412(2)
Emily Bronte
Remembrance
414(1)
Arthur Hugh Clough
The Latest Decalogue
414(1)
Walt Whitman
From Leaves of Grass
415(1)
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
416(5)
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
421(1)
Reconciliation
421(1)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Woodspurge
421(1)
Emily Dickinson
Went Up a Year This Evening
422(1)
I Heard a Fly Buzz-When I Died
422(1)
I Started Early-Took My Dog
423(1)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death
423(1)
Tell All the Truth but Tell It Slant
424(1)
The Bustle in a House
424(1)
Christina Rossetti
Up-Hill
424(1)
Thomas Hardy
The Ruined Maid
425(1)
The Self-Unseeing
425(1)
The Man He Killed
426(1)
The Oxen
426(1)
In Time of "The Breaking of Nations"
427(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur
428(1)
The Windhover
428(1)
Felix Randal
429(1)
Spring and Fall
429(1)
A.E. Housman
To an Athlete Dying Young
430(1)
Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now
430(1)
William Butler Yeats
Adam's Curse
431(1)
The Cold Heaven
432(1)
Sailing to Byzantium
432(1)
Among School Children
433(2)
A Last Confession
435(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Mill
436(1)
Mr. Flood's Party
436(2)
Walter de la Mare
The Listeners
438(1)
Robert Frost
Mending Wall
438(1)
"Out, Out-"
439(1)
For Once, Then, Something
440(1)
To Earthward
441(1)
Provide, Provide
441(1)
The Subverted Flower
442(2)
Wallace Stevens
Sunday Morning
444(2)
The Snow Man
446(1)
The Sense of the Sleight-of-Hand Man
447(1)
William Carlos Williams
To Waken an Old Lady
447(1)
The Red Wheelbarrow
448(1)
The Dance
448(1)
Ezra Pound
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
448(1)
Marianne Moore
A Grave
449(1)
A Carriage from Sweden
450(2)
Edwin Muir
The Horses
452(1)
T.S. Eliot
The Love Song of Y. Alfred Prufrock
453(4)
Archibald MacLeish
Ars Poetica
457(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear
458(1)
E.E. Cummings
anyone lived in a pretty how town
458(1)
Jean Toomer
Reapers
459(1)
Louise Bogan
Women
459(1)
Hart Crane
My Grandmother's Love Letters
460(1)
Robert Francis
Pitcher
460(1)
Swimmer
461(1)
Kenneth Fearing
Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile
461(1)
Langston Hughes
Dream Variations
462(1)
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
462(1)
Ogden Nash
Very Like a Whale
463(1)
Stevie Smith
Not Waving but Drowning
464(1)
Stanley Kunitz
The Abduction
464(1)
W.H. Auden
Lullaby
465(1)
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
466(2)
Louis MacNeice
Snow
468(1)
The Sunlight on the Garden
469(1)
Theodore Roethke
Root Cellar
469(1)
Forcing House
470(1)
Elegy for Jane
470(1)
The Waking
471(1)
Robert Fitzgerald
Cobb Would Have Caught It
471(1)
Elizabeth Bishop
The Fish
472(1)
Sandpiper
473(1)
One Art
474(1)
Robert Hayden
Those Winter Sundays
474(1)
John Frederick Nims
Love Poem
475(1)
Muriel Rukeyser
Effort at Speech between Two People
475(1)
John Berryman
Dream Songs, 4, 22
476(1)
Randall Jarrell
Next Day
477(2)
Dylan Thomas
Fern Hill
479(1)
John Ciardi
Faces
480(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
The Bean Eaters
481(1)
Robert Lowell
Skunk Hour
481(2)
For the Union Dead
483(2)
May Swenson
tripping and Putting On
485(1)
Howard Nemerov
Because You Asked about the Line between Prose and Poetry
486(1)
Richard Wilbur
The Catch
486(1)
Hamlen Brook
487(1)
Philip Larkin
At Grass
487(1)
The Explosion
488(1)
Aubade
489(1)
James Dickey
Cherrylog Road
490(2)
Anthony Hecht
The Dover Bitch
492(1)
The Book of Yolek
493(1)
Donald Justice
Variations on a Text by Vallejo
494(1)
Psalm and Lament
495(1)
Maxine Kumin
The Retrieval System
496(1)
Gerald Stern
The Dog
497(1)
A.R. Ammons
The Constant
498(1)
Cut the Grass
499(1)
Allen Ginsberg
A Supermarket in California
499(1)
James Merrill
Charles on Fire
500(1)
The Blue Grotto
501(1)
W.D. Snodgrass
Leaving the Motel
501(1)
David Wagoner
For a Man Dancing by Himself in a Tavern
502(1)
John Ashbery
Mixed Feelings
503(1)
W.S. Merwin
For the Anniversary of My Death
504(1)
On the Old Way
504(1)
James Wright
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
505(1)
A Blessing
505(1)
Philip Levine
Keep Talking
505(2)
Adrienne Rich
From Twenty-one Love Poems (VI, XVI, XVIII)
507(1)
The Slides
508(1)
What Kind of Times Are These
508(1)
Gary Snyder
Why Log Truck Drivers Rise Earlier Than Students of Zen
509(1)
Axe Handles
509(1)
Derek Walcott
Sea Grapes
510(1)
Sylvia Plath
Tulips
511(1)
Blackberrying
512(1)
Mirror
513(1)
Vern Rutsala
Words
513(1)
Mark Strand
The Tunnel
514(1)
Mary Oliver
Shadows
515(1)
The Storm
516(1)
Lucille Clifton
homage to my hips
516(1)
C.K. Williams
Tar
517(1)
Charles Simic
Fear
518(1)
Fork
519(1)
Classic Ballroom Dances
519(1)
Slaughterhouse Flies
519(1)
Margaret Atwood
Siren Song
520(1)
Stephen Dunn
At the Smithville Methodist Church
520(2)
Seamus Heaney
Death of a Naturalist
522(1)
Follower
522(1)
Damson
523(1)
Ted Kooser
Abandoned Farmhouse
524(1)
That Was I
525(1)
Robert Pinsky
A Woman
525(2)
Billy Collins
Embrace
527(1)
The Dead
527(1)
William Matthews
Mood Indigo
527(1)
Sharon Olds
The Death of Marilyn Monroe
528(1)
Physics
529(1)
Louis Glück
The School Children
530(1)
Mock Orange
530(1)
Ellen Bryant Voigt
The Starveling
531(1)
Margaret Benbow
Crazy Arms: Earlene Remembers
531(1)
Jeanne Murray Walker
Studying Physics with My Daughter
532(1)
Wendy Cope
Some More Light Verse
533(1)
B.H. Fairchild
Brazil
533(1)
Kay Ryan
Blandeur
534(1)
Thomas Lux
Cellar Stairs
534(1)
Marilyn Nelson
Epithalamium and Shivaree
535(1)
How I Discovered Poetry
536(1)
Lawrence Raab
Learning How to Write
536(1)
Yusef Komunyakaa
Facing It
537(1)
Robert B. Shaw
Shut In
538(1)
Amy Uyematsu
Deliberate
539(1)
R.S. Gwynn
Body Bags
540(1)
Leslie Marmon Silko
Prayer to the Pacific
541(1)
August Kleinzahler
Watching Dogwood Blossoms Fall in a Parking Lot off Route 46
542(1)
Julia Alvarez
Old Heroines
542(1)
Carolyn Forché
For the Stranger
543(1)
The Garden Shukkei-en
544(1)
Dana Gioia
Planting a Sequoia
545(1)
Rodney Jones
A Blasphemy
546(1)
Joy Harjo
Eagle Poem
547(1)
Andrew Hudgins
The Persistence of Nature in Our Lives
547(1)
Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Song
548(2)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Quinceañera
550(1)
Rita Dove
Ö
550(1)
Alice Fulton
News of the Occluded Cyclone
551(1)
Mark Jarman
From Unholy Sonnets (13)
552(1)
Ground Swell
552(2)
David Mura
The Natives
554(1)
Naomi Shihab Nye
Famous
555(1)
Jim Simmerman
Child's Grave, Hale County, Alabama
555(1)
Gary Soto
Oranges
556(1)
Mark Irwin
The Irises
557(1)
Gertrud Schnackenberg
Walking Home
558(1)
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
To the Desert
559(1)
Mary Jo Salter
Boulevard du Montparnasse
559(1)
Mark Doty
Brilliance
560(1)
Louise Erdrich
Jacklight
561(1)
Carol Moldaw
Beads of Rain
562(1)
Li-Young Lee
Eating Alone
563(1)
Jane Hilberry
The Moment
563(1)
Kate Light
There Comes the Strangest Moment
564(1)
Joe Bolton
Adult Situations
565(1)
April Lindner
Girl
565(1)
Rafael Campo
What the Body Told
566(1)
Sherman Alexie
The Powwow at the End of the World
567(1)
Diane Thiel
The Minefield
567(1)
Kevin Young
Quivira City Limits
568
APPENDIXES
A POETICS
571(1)
B WRITING ABOUT POETRY
581(1)
C LITERARY CRITICISM
597(19)
PERMISSIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 616(11)
INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES 627(13)
INDEX OF FIRST LINES 640(5)
INDEX OF PRINCIPAL TERMS AND TOPICS 645


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