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Old heart : poems

Author: Stanley Plumly
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In his new collection, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality -- in the detailed natural world, in the immediacy of the loss of friends, and in personal encounters. Archetypal, sometimes even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart amount to a sustained meditation.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plumly, Stanley.
Old heart.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)607669257
Online version:
Plumly, Stanley.
Old heart.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)608165416
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Plumly
ISBN: 9780393065688 0393065685
OCLC Number: 123029681
Awards: Short-listed for United States National Book Awards: Poetry 2007
Description: 96 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Butterflies --
Spirit birds --
Mercy --
Elevens --
Magpie --
Missing the jays --
Still missing the jays --
Debt --
Childhood --
Keatsian --
Simile --
Paraphrase of the parable of the Prodigal Son --
Meeting Mr. Cole --
The treason of Terese Svoboda --
Panegyric for the plane tree fallen on Fifth Avenue --
Bill's hangover --
When he fell backwards into his coffin --
For Jan Palach, a name drawn by lot, on the anniversary of his death the third day after attempted self-immolation in protest of Communist occupation of Czechoslovakia, January 19, 1969 --
Against narrative --
Pastoral --
Meander --
Off a side road near Staunton --
The woman who shoveled the sidewalk --
Birding --
Fishing drunk --
Sweat --
Silent heart attack --
John 6:17 --
Passerine --
Hermeticism --
Ted Hughes's Collected poems --
"The morning America changed" --
Long companions --
Gene Tierney --
Nostalgia --
Johnson helicopters into Dayton --
Audubon aviary --
Slowing to look at a deer lying in the grass near an entrance to the beltway --
Old debt --
Autumnal --
Monostichs --
Early and late in the month --
Greensboro campus sonnet --
Samuel Scott's A sunset, with a view on nine elms.
Responsibility: Stanley Plumly.
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