The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994

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The 1996 Pulitzer winner in poetry and a major collection, Jorie Graham's The Dream of the United Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 spans twenty years of writing and includes generous selections from her first five books: Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts, The End of Beauty, Region of Unlikeness,and Materialism.

Table of Contents

The Way Things Workp. 3
Hybrids of Plants and of Ghostsp. 4
I Was Taught Threep. 6
Tennessee Junep. 8
Jackpotp. 9
One in the Handp. 10
The Geesep. 12
Mindp. 14
Over and Over Stitchp. 16
A Feather for Voltairep. 17
San Sepolcrop. 21
Reading Platop. 23
Sciroccop. 26
The Age of Reasonp. 30
Wanting a Childp. 35
I Watched a Snakep. 36
Salmonp. 38
Historyp. 40
Two Paintings by Gustav Klimtp. 42
At Luca Signorelli's Resurrection of the Bodyp. 45
Self-Portrait as the Gesture between Themp. 51
On Difficultyp. 56
Orpheus and Eurydicep. 58
To the Readerp. 61
Vertigop. 64
What the End Is Forp. 66
Self-Portrait as Apollo and Daphnep. 70
The Loversp. 74
Noli Me Tangerep. 76
Self-Portrait as Hurry and Delayp. 80
Breakdancingp. 84
The Veilp. 87
Imperialismp. 90
OF Forced Sightes and Trusty Ferefulnessp. 95
Fissionp. 99
At the Cabaret Nowp. 104
From the New Worldp. 106
Untitledp. 110
The Hiding Placep. 112
The Region of Unlikelinessp. 115
Holy Shroudp. 119
Picnicp. 122
Chaosp. 126
The Marriagep. 132
The Tree of Knowledgep. 135
Short History of the Westp. 139
What Is Called Thinkingp. 140
Act III, Sc. 2p. 143
Historyp. 144
The Phase after Historyp. 148
Soul Saysp. 156
Notes on the Reality of the Selfp. 159
Steering Wheelp. 161
Notes on the Reality of the Selfp. 162
Relativity: A Quartetp. 164
In the Hotelp. 173
The Dream of the Unified Fieldp. 176
Manifest Destinyp. 183
Opulencep. 192
The Visible Worldp. 194
The Surfacep. 197
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