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Conversation pieces : poems that talk to other poems

Author: Kurt Brown; Harold Schechter
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Series: Everyman's library pocket poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of poetic responses to other poems, arranged in such categories as variations on a theme, rebukes and rebuttals, and homages, and including poems by Donne, W.H. Auden, Ogden Nash, and Sharon Olds.
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Conversation pieces.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)654373771
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Brown; Harold Schechter
ISBN: 0307265455 9780307265456
OCLC Number: 70778378
Description: 256 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: REPLIES OT THE SHEPHERD: The passionate shepherd to his love / Christopher Marlowe --
The nymph's reply to the shepherd / Sir Walter Raleigh --
The bait --
John Donne --
Song / C. Day Lewis --
Raleigh was right / William Carlos Williams --
Love under the Republicans (or Democrats) / Ogden Nash --
Invitation/ W.D. Snodgrass --
Covenant / Douglas Crase --
Williams was wrong / Greg Delanty --
VARIATIONS ON A THEME: Springtime sleep / Men Hao-Jan --
Summer sleep / Marilyn Chin --
Sonnet 31 / Sir Philip Sidney --
Sad steps / Philip Larkin --
Sad steps / Susan Wheeler --
"Go, lovely Rose!" / Edmund Waller --
Envoi / Ezra Pound --
Dream song 171 / John Berryman --
My cat Jeoffry / Christopher Smart --
Jeoffry the cat / Nicholas Christopher --
Arrival / Jeffrey Harrison --
"The world is too much with us" / William Wordsworth --
Variation on a theme by Wordsworth / Marvin Bell --
O taste and see / Denise Levertov --
Casabianca / Felicia Dorothea Hemans --
Casabianca / Elizabeth Bishop --
Casabianca III / Bruce Burger --
"I hear a river thro' the valley wander" / Trumbull Stickney --
Variations on a fragmentby Trumbull Stickney / John Hollander --
In a station of the metro / Ezra Pound --
In a station of the metro / Daniel Hall --
El hombre / William Carlos Williams --
Nuances of a theme by Williams / Wallace Stevens --
Musee des beaux arts / W.H. Auden --
The old and the new masters / Randall Jarrell --
Musee des beaux arts revisited / Billy Collins --
Lament / Dylan Thomas --
Love poem 1990 / Peter Meinke --
Black stone lying on a white stone / Cesar Vallejo --
Variations on a text by Vallejo / Donald Justice --
Things my grandfather must have said / Mark Cox --
The illiterate / William Meredith --
The inarticulate / Michael Waters --
Roots and branches / Robert Duncan --
The monarchs, 58 / Alison Hawthorne Deming --
High windows / Philip Larkin --
In the Musee d'Orsay / Paula Goldman --
Milkweed / James Wright --
Milkweed / Philip Levine. True love / Sharon Olds --
What lay beyond it / Sharon Olds --
HE SAID, SHE SAID: Two fragments / Catullus --
Skipping the state / Marilyn Krysl --
Amores III, 14 / Ovid --
Counter-Amores, III, 14 / Jennifer Clarvoe --
To his coy mistress / Andrew Marvell --
Coy Mistress / Annie Finch --
La belle dame sans merci / John Keats --
La belle dame sans merci / Meg Kearney --
Lady Clara Vere de Vere / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
The answer of Lady Clara Vere de Vere / Henry S. Leigh --
The vampire / Rudyard Kipling --
A woman's answer to The vampire / Felicia Blake --
Leda and the swan / William Butler Yeats --
Leda / Mona Van Duyn --
Pantoum, with swan / Maxine Kumin --
Leda / Elise Paschen --
Zeus: Leda & swan / Richard Frost --
The river-merchant's wife: a letter / Ezra Pound --
The river merchant's wife: a fifth letter / Diana der Hovanessian --
The river merchant: a letter home / Edward Hirsch --
"What lips my lips have kissed" / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
After Edna St. Vincent Millay / Bruce Smith --
The young housewife / William Carlos Williams --
The young doctor (1916) / Clarence Major --
Fable of the mermaid and the drunks / Pablo Neruda --
The mermaid takes issue with the fable / Suzanne Frischkorn --
Women / Yannis Ritsos --
Men / Sue Standing --
Missing / Stephen Dunn --
An explanation / Andrea Hollander --
A poem by Mary Ruefle --
Dean Young / A poem by Dean Young / Mary Ruefle --
REBUKES AND REBUTTALS: Unmarked boxes / Rumi --
Ruminations on my very minor running injury / Barry Mazur --
The common lot / James Montgomery --
Answer to a beautiful poem, written by Montgomery / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
Epitaph on an army of mercinaries / A.E. Housman --
Another epitaph on an army of mercenaries / Hugh MacDiarmid --
A third epitaph on an army of mercenaries / Edwin Morgan --
A pact / Ezra Pound --
Another pact / Charles Harper Webb --
A knocker / Zbigniew Herbert --
We all knock / Christine Casson --
Oatmeal / Galway Kinnell --
Eating oatmeal / Margaret Gilbert. Rondeau redouble / Wendy Cope --
Rebuttal / Allison Joseph --
HOMAGES; "They flee from me that sometime did me seek" / Sir Thomas Wyatt --
Before time /James Longenbach --
Holy sonnet XIV / John Donne --
Unholy sonnet / Mark Jarman --
A valediction: forbidding mourning / John Donne --
After valedictions / Kimiko Hahn --
Prayer (1) / George Herbert --
September 11 / Teresa Cader --
On a drop of dew / Andrew Marvell --
On a drop of rain / Robert Cording --
"Why --
do they shut me out of heaven?" / Emily Dickinson --
Say a little "minor" / Muriel Nelson --
"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now" / A.E. Housman --
Putting on the Ritz / Emily Grosholz --
The cucumber / Nazim Hikmet --
Connecticut thanks you, Nazim / Jonathan Wells --
The black swan / Randall Jarrell --
The blue-eyed wife / Patricia Corbus --
Young sycamore / William Carlos Williams --
Old sycamore / Chuch Wachtel --
Theme for English B / Langston Hughes --
Theme for intermediate Chinese / Afaa Michael Weaver --
A blessing / James Wright --
Source / Mark Doty --
those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden --
Those Georgia Sundays / Patrick Phillips --
Play / A.R. Ammons --
Becoming / Miles A. Coon --
A boy goes into the world / Jane Kenyon --
A girl goes into the world / Karen Swenson --
IN GOOD FUN: The destruction of Sennacherib / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
Very like a whale / Ogden Nash --
Sonnet XLIII / Elizabeth Barret Browning --
Oh, nothing / Star Black --
Dover Beach / Matthew Arnold --
The Dover bitch: a criticism of life / Anthony Hecht --
It will but shake and totter / Spencer Short --
Canto XLV / Ezra Pound --
With tenure / David Lehman --
This is just to say / William Carlos Williams --
Variations on a theme by William Carlos Williams / Kenneth Koch.
Series Title: Everyman's library pocket poets.
Responsibility: selected by Kurt Brown and Harold Schechter.
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Presents a collection of poetic responses to other poems, arranged in such categories as variations on a theme, rebukes and rebuttals, and homages, and including poems by Donne, W.H. Auden, Ogden Nash, and Sharon Olds.

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