Taking the Occasion

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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"From its opening lines, Daniel Brown's Taking the Occasion sounds a new note in poetry. In poem after poem, Mr. Brown plays urban speech rhythms across the back-beat of meter and rhyme. Distinctive in matter as well as in manner, Taking the Occasion addresses topics ranging from baseball to the birth of God. In a time when subjects are viewed by many poets as suspect, Mr. Brown demonstrates the abiding power of an arresting premise. His work repeatedly sounds emotional or philosophical depths yet isn't above eliciting a laugh in the process. If contemporary poetry has lost the large and enthusiastic audience a vital art requires, the pleasure-giving profundity of Taking the Occasion just may help forge a reconnection."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Missing Itp. 3
On Being Asked by Our Receptionist If I Liked the Flowersp. 4
The Greeksp. 5
Conundrump. 6
Something Like Thatp. 7
An Aspect of Having Herp. 9
My Own Tracesp. 10
As Seen at the Uffizip. 12
Dream after Dreamp. 13
Where I Wasp. 15
In the Chapel in My Headp. 17
At Easep. 18
A Window of an Instantp. 19
On the Audience's Standing for the Hallelujah Chorusp. 20
The Passp. 21
Taking the Occasionp. 23
Epiphanyp. 24
Facing Itp. 26
Among the Better Blessingsp. 29
Though Angellessp. 30
I'm Better Nowp. 31
A Job for Ockham's Razorp. 32
Since He Askedp. 34
Beshadowedp. 35
The Way It Isp. 36
Water Liliesp. 37
Gossamerp. 39
Saint Catherinep. 40
Epitaph for Deconstructionp. 41
A Cockfight Dancep. 42
A Salmon Speaks of the Seap. 44
"Why Do I Exist?"p. 46
The Birth of Godp. 47
Prayerp. 49
Love Storyp. 50
So Largep. 56
Deliverancep. 57
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