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Author: Charles Wright; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
A selection of recent poems by American author Charles Wright, written as a coda to his 1998 nine-volume project, "Appalachia."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Wright; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0374220204 9780374220204
OCLC Number: 41641378
Description: ix, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Sitting Outside at the End of Autumn --
Reading Lao Tzu Again in the New Year --
Under the Nine Trees in January --
After Reading Wang Wei, I Go Outside to the Full Moon --
Easter 1989 --
Reading Rorty and Paul Celan One Morning in Early June --
After Reading Tu Fu, I Go Outside to the Dwarf Orchard --
Thinking of David Summers at the Beginning of Winter --
Cicada --
Tennessee Line --
Looking Outside the Cabin Window, I Remember a Line by Li Po --
Mid-winter Snowfall in the Piazza Dante --
Sprung Narratives --
Broken English --
Maple on the Hill --
Chickamauga --
Still Life on a Matchbox Lid --
Blaise Pascal Lip-syncs the Void --
Winter-Worship --
The Silent Generation --
An Ordinary Afternoon in Charlottesville --
Mondo Angelico --
Mondo Henbane --
Miles Davis and Elizabeth Bishop Fake the Break --
Peccatology --
East of the Blue Ridge, Our Tombs Are in the Dove's Throat --
"Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it" --
As Our Bodies Rise, Our Names Turn into Light --
Absence Inside an Absence --
Still Life with Spring and Time to Burn --
With Simic and Marinetti at the Giubbe Rosse --
To the Egyptian Mummy in the Etruscan Museum at Cortona --
With Eddie and Nancy in Arezzo at the Caffe Grande --
There Is No Shelter --
Watching the Equinox Arrive in Charlottesville, September 1992 --
Waiting for Tu Fu --
Paesaggio Notturno --
Still Life with Stick and Word --
Summer Storm --
Looking West from Laguna Beach at Night --
Looking Again at What I Looked At for Seventeen Years --
Looking Across Laguna Canyon at Dusk, West-by-Northwest --
Venexia I --
Venexia II --
Yard Work --
Apologia Pro Vita Sua --
Envoi --
Poem Half in the Manner of Li Ho --
Meditation on Form and Measure --
Poem Almost Wholly in My Own Manner --
Meditation on Summer and Shapelessness --
The Appalachian Book of the Dead --
Umbrian Dreams --
October II --
Lives of the Saints --
Christmas East of the Blue Ridge --
Negatives II --
Lives of the Artists --
Deep Measure --
Thinking of Winter at the Beginning of Summer --
Jesuit Graves --
Meditation on Song and Structure --
Sitting at Dusk in the Back Yard After the Mondrian Retrospective --
Black Zodiac --
China Mail --
Disjecta Membra --
Stray Paragraphs in February, Year of the Rat --
Stray Paragraphs in April, Year of the Rat --
Basic Dialogue --
Star Turn --
A Bad Memory Makes You a Metaphysician, a Good One Makes You a Saint --
Thinking about the Poet Larry Levis One Afternoon in Late May --
In the Kingdom of the Past, the Brown-Eyed Man Is King --
Passing the Morning under the Serenissima --
Venetian Dog --
In the Valley of the Magra --
Returned to the Yaak Cabin, I Overhear an Old Greek Song --
Ars Poetica II --
Cicada Blue --
All Landscape Is Abstract, and Tends to Repeat Itself --
Opus Posthumous --
Quotations --
The Appalachian Book of the Dead II --
Indian Summer II --
Autumn's Sidereal, November's a Ball and Chain --
The Writing Life --
Reply to Wang Wei --
Giorgio Morandi and the Talking Eternity Blues --
Drone and Ostinato --
Ostinato and Drone --
"It's Turtles All the Way Down" --
Half February --
Back Yard Boogie Woogie --
The Appalachian Book of the Dead III --
Opus Posthumus II --
Body Language --
"When You're Lost in Juarez, in the Rain, and It's Eastertime Too" --
The Appalachian Book of the Dead IV --
Spring Storm --
Early Saturday Afternoon, Early Evening --
"The Holy Ghost Asketh for Us with Mourning and Weeping Unspeakable" --
The Appalachian Book of the Dead V --
Star Turn II --
After Reading T'ao Ch'ing, I Wander Untethered Through the Short Grass --
Remembering Spello, Sitting Outside in Prampolini's Garden --
After Rereading Robert Graves, I Go Outside to Get My Head Together --
American Twilight --
The Appalachian Book of the Dead VI --
Landscape as Metaphor, Landscape as Fate and a Happy Life --
Opus Posthumus III --
Step-children of Paradise --
Freezing Rain --
Thinking about the Night Sky, I Remember a Poem by Tu Fu --
North American Bear --
If You Talk the Talk, You Better Walk the Walk --
St. Augustine and the Arctic Bear --
Sky Diving.
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