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Collected poems

Author: James Wright
Publisher: Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University Press [1971]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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A collection of authentic, profound and beautiful poems.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Wright
ISBN: 0819540315 9780819540317 0819560227 9780819560223
OCLC Number: 124287
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1972.
Description: xiii, 215 pages 24 cm
Contents: The Quest --
Sitting in a Small Screenhouse on a Summer Morning --
A Fit against the Country --
The Seasonless --
The Horse --
The Fisherman --
A Girl in a Window --
On the Skeleton of a Hound --
Three Steps to the Graveyard --
Father --
Elegy in Firelit Room --
Arrangements with Earth for Three Dead Friends --
Lament for My Brother on a Hayrake --
She Hid in the Trees from the Nurses --
To a Defeated Savior --
To a Troubled Friend --
Poem for Kathleen Ferrier --
A Song for the Middle of the Night --
A Presentation of Two Birds to My Son --
To a Hostess Saying Good Night --
A Poem about George Doty in the Death House --
To a Fugitive --
Eleutheria --
Autumnal --
The Shadow and the Real --
Witches Waken the Natural World in Spring --
Morning Hymm to a Dark Girl --
The Quail --
Sappho --
A Gesture by a Lady with an Assumed Name --
Mutterings over the Crib of a Deaf Child --
The Angel --
The Assignation --
Come Forth --
Erinna to Sappho --
A Little Girl on Her Way to School --
My Grandmother's Ghost --
Complaint --
Paul --
An Offering for Mr. Bluehart --
Old Man Drunk --
Sparrows in a Hillside Drift --
A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack --
At Thomas Hardy's Birthplace, 1953 --
Evening --
Dog in a Cornfield --
On Minding One's Own Business --
The Morality of Poetry --
At the Slackening of the Tide --
All the Beautiful are Blameless --
In a Viennese Cemetery --
A Prayer in My Sickness --
The Cold Divinities --
The Revelation --
A Winter Day in Ohio --
Breath of Air --
In Shame and Humilitation --
The Accusation --
The Ghost --
The Alarm --
A Girl Walking into a Shadow --
But Only Mine --
What the Earth Asked Me --
The Refusal --
American Twilights, 1957 --
Devotions --
At the Executed Murder's Grave --
Saint Judas --
Ten Short Poems (From the Spanish of Juan Ramon Jimenez): Rose from the Sea, from Diario de Poeta y Mar --
From Eternidades --
Rosebushes, from Diario de Poeta y Mar --
Dreaming, from Diario de Poeta y Mar --
Dreaming, from Diario de Poeta y Mar --
From Diario de Poeta y Mar --
On the City Ramparts of Cadiz, from Diario de Poeta y Mar --
From Diario de Poeta y Mar --
Moguer, from Diario de Poeta y Mar --
Life, from Eternidades --
I Want to Sleep (from the Spanish of Jorge Guillen) --
Nature Alive (Guillen) --
Love Song to a Morning (Guillen) --
Some Beasts (from the Spanish of Pablo Neruda) --
The Heights of Macchu Picchu, III (Neruda) --
Trumpets (from the German of Georg Trakl) --
De Profundis (Trakl) --
The Rats (Trakl) --
A Winter Night (Trakl) --
Sleep (Trakl) --
I Am Freed (from the Spanish of Cesar Vellejo) --
White Rose (Vallejo) --
A Divine Falling of Leaves (Vallejo) Our Daily Bread (Vellejo) --
The Eternal Dice (Vellejo) --
The Big People (Vallejo) --
Down to the Dregs (Vallejo) --
Not in Marble Palaces (from the Spanish of Pedro Salinas --
Anacreon's Grave (from the German of Goethe) --
As I Step Over a Puddle at the End of Winter; I Think of an Ancient Chinese Governor --
Goodbye to the Poetry of Calcium --
In Fear of Harvests --
Three Stanzas from Goethe --
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio --
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota --
The Jewel --
In the Face of Hatred --
Fear is What Quickens Me --
A Message Hidden in an Empty Wine Bottle That I Threw Into a Gully of Maple Trees One Night at an Indecent Hour --
States of a Journey Westward --
How My Fever Left --
Miners --
In Ohio --
Two Poems About President Harding --
Eisenhower's Visit to Franco --
In Memory of a Spanish Poet --
The Undermining of the Defense Economy --
Twilights --
Two Hangovers --
Depressed by a Book of Bad Poetry, I Walk Toward an Unused Pasture and Invite the Insects to Join Me --
Two Horses Playing in the Orchard --
By a Lake in Minnesota --
Beginning --
From a Bus Window in Central Ohio, Just Before a Thunder Shower --
March --
Trying to Pray --
Two Spring Charms --
Spring Images --
Arriving in the Country Again --
In the Cold House --
Snowstorm in the Midwest --
Having Lost My Sons, I Confront the Wreckage of the Moon: Christmas, 1960 --
American Wedding --
A Prayer to Escape from the Market Place --
Rain --
Today I Was Happy, So I Made This Poem --
Mary Bly --
To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota --
I Was Afraid of Dying --
A Blessing --
Milkweed --
A Dream of Burial --
A Christmas Greeting --
The Minneapolis Poem --
Inscription for the Tank --
In Terror of Hospital Bills --
I Am a Sioux Brave, He Said in Minneapolis --
Gambling in Stateline, Nevada --
The Poor Washed Up by Chicago Winter --
An Elegy for the Poet Morgan Blum --
Old Age Compensation --
Before a Cashier's Window in a Department Store --
Speak --
Outside Fargo, North Dakota --
Living by the Red River --
To Flood Stage Again --
A Poem Written under an Archway in a Discontinued Railroad Station, Fargo, North Dakota --
Late November in a Field --
The Frontier --
Listening to the Mourners --
Youth --
Rip --
The Life --
Three Sentences for a Dead Swan --
Brush Fire --
The Lights in the Hallway --
The Small Blue Heron --
Willy Lyons --
A Prayer to the Lord Ramakrishna --
In Memory of Leopardi --
Two Postures Beside a Fire --
For the Marsh's Birthday --
Lifting Illegal Nets by Flashlight --
Confession to J. Edgar Hoover --
To the Poet in New York --
In Response to a Rumor that the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Benn Condemned --
Poems to a Brown Cricket --
To the Muse --
The Idea of the Good --
Blue Teal's Mother --
Moon --
A Poem about Breasts --
Sun Tan at Dusk --
A Mad Fight Son for William S. Carpenter, 1966 --
The Pretty Redhead (from the French Guillaume Apollinire) --
Echo for the Promise of Georg Trakl's Life --
A Centenary Ode: Inscribed to Little Crow, Leader of the Sioux Rebellion in Minnesota, 1862 --
Red Jacket's Grave --
To the August Fallen --
A Secret Gratitute --
So She Said --
Trouble --
Humming a Tune for an Old Lady in West Virginia --
To a Dead Drunk --
Small Frogs Killed on the Highway --
A Way to Make a Living --
A Summer Memory in the Crowded City --
A Poem by Garnie Braxton --
Written ina Copy of Swift's Poems, for Wayne Burns --
Eclogue at Nash's Grove --
In Memory of the Horse David, Who Ate One of my Poems --
Larry --
The Offense --
To a Friendly Dun --
To Harvey, Who Traced the Circulation --
Katy Did --
Many of Our Waters: Variations on a Poem by a Black Child --
A Moral Poem Freely Accepted from Sappho --
Northern Pike --
"Bleibe, bleibe bei mir" (Goethe).
Other Titles: Poems
Responsibility: by James Wright.

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