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In a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007

Author: X J Kennedy
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2007.
Series: Johns Hopkins, poetry and fiction.
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Kennedy, X.J.
In a prominent bar in Secaucus.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)607641192
Online version:
Kennedy, X.J.
In a prominent bar in Secaucus.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608050191
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: X J Kennedy
ISBN: 9780801886539 0801886538 9780801886546 0801886546
OCLC Number: 77504801
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: First confession --
Solitary confinement --
On a child who lived one minute --
Faces from a bestiary --
Nude descending a staircase --
The autumn in Norfolk Shipyard --
Warning to sculptors --
Lewis Carroll --
In a prominent bar in Secaucus one day --
Barking dog blues --
Inscriptions after fact : Lilith ; The sirens ; Narcissus suitor ; Theater of Dionysus --
At the stoplight by the paupers' graves --
Little elegy --
Ladies looking for lice --
B negative --
At the ghostwriter's deathbed --
Rondel --
One A.M. with voices --
Cross ties --
Poets --
Nothing in heaven functions as it ought --
Creation morning --
Traveler's warnings : Main Road west ; Edgar's story ; National shrine ; Peace and plenty ; Driving cross-country --
Reading trip --
Requiem in Hoboken --
For a maiden lady --
Pottery class --
Absentminded bartender --
Loose woman --
Ant trap --
West Somerville, Mass. : Day seven ; The ascent ; Golgotha --
Ode --
Two apparitions --
Artificer --
Daughter in the house --
The shorter view --
Giving in to you --
Song: great chain of being --
Consumer's report --
The atheist's stigmata --
In a secret field --
Mining town --
Schizophrenic girl --
Evening tide --
A little night music --
Celebrations after the death of john Brennan --
Talking dust bowl blues --
Song to the tune of "Somebody stole my gal" --
In a dry season --
A footpath near Gethsemane --
Dirty English potatoes --
Goblet --
Aunt Rectita's Good Friday --
Hangover mass --
One-night homecoming --
October --
Joshua --
Old men pitching horseshoes --
To Dorothy on her exclusion from the Guinness book of world records --
At the last rites for two hotrodders --
Flitting flies --
The death of Professor Backwards --
At Brown Crane Pavilion --
On the proposed seizure of twelve graves in a colonial cemetery --
A Beardsley moment --The arm --
Twelve dead, hundreds homeless --
The Waterbury cross --
Veterinarian --
The animals you eat --
Snug --
Overnight pass --
Two from Guillaume Apollinaire : Pont Mirabeau ; Churchbells --
To the writers forbidden to write --
Terse elegy for J.V. Cunningham --
On being accused of wit --
Emily Dickinson leaves a message to the world now that her homestead in Amherst has an answering machine --
The withdrawn gift --
On the square --
Dump --
Summer children --
Tableau intime --
Finis --
Black velvet art --
"The purpose of time is to prevent everything from happening at once" --
Jimmy Harlow --
Naomi Trimmer --
Five-and-dime, late thirties --
Sailors with the clap --
For Allen Ginsberg --
Thebes: in the robber village --
Close call --
Street moths --
Décor --
The ballad of Fenimore Woolson and Henry James --
A scandal in the suburbs --
To his lover, that she be not overdressed --
The blessing of the bikes --
Sharing the score --
A curse on a thief --
Pie --
Shriveled meditation --
Meditation in the bedroom of General Francisco Franco --
Maples in January --
September Twelfth, 2001 --
Panic in the carwash --
At Paestum --
Rites --
Small house torn down to build a larger --
Uncertain burial --
Innocent times --
Epiphany --
Furnished rental --
Brotherhood --
Death of a window washer --
Pacifier --
Geometry --
Silent cell phones --
Fireflies --
Mrs. Filbert's golden quarters --
Jerry Christmas --
Poor people in church --
Sonnet beginning with a line and a half abandoned by Dante Gabriel Rossetti --
God's obsequies --
Storehouse --
At the antiques fair --
Secret river --
Command decision --
Bald eagle --
Meeting a friend again after thirty years --
Finding a tintype --
Out of tune with the stars --
Envoi.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins, poetry and fiction.
Responsibility: X.J. Kennedy.
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