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The Pittsburgh book of contemporary American poetry

Author: Ed Ochester; Peter Oresick
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1993.
Series: Pitt poetry series.
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A collection of contemporary American poetry for the general reader compiled to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Pitt Poetry Series.
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Genre/Form: Anthologies
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Pittsburgh book of contemporary American poetry.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, c1993
(OCoLC)623819566
Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Ochester; Peter Oresick
ISBN: 0822937522 9780822937524 0822955067 9780822955061
OCLC Number: 27265046
Description: xvii, 397 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Claribel Alegria --
Documentary --
The American Way of Life --
Debra Allbery --
Produce --
Carnies --
Assembler --
Offering --
Maggie Anderson --
Country Wisdoms --
The Invention of Pittsburgh --
Spitting in the Leaves --
Closed Mill --
Robin Becker --
My Father's Heart --
In Pompano Beach, Florida --
Incarnate --
The Accident --
The Story I Like to Tell --
The Bath --
Siv Cedering --
Grandmother --
Miss Pimberton Of --
Peaches --
Almagest, Last Letter to Zakarias --
Lorna Dee Cervantes --
Emplumada --
Meeting Mescalito at Oak Hill Cemetery --
Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway --
Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person Could Believe in the War Between Races --
Nancy Vieira Couto --
Living in the La Brea Tar Pits --
Lizzie --
You Bet Your Life --
Tea Party --
You Have Shown Me a Strange Image, and We Are Strange Prisoners --
Kate Daniels --
Ethiopia --
Bus Ride --
Not Singing --
Toi Derricotte --
Blackbottom --
Boy at the Paterson Falls --
In an Urban School --
St. Peter Claver --
The Struggle --
The Friendship --
Allen Ginsberg --
Sharon Doubiago --
Excerpt from South America Mi Hija --
Descent: La Violencia --
Someone waiting for me among the violins --
Demeter and Persephone --
Love, love, do not come near the border --
Stuart Dybek --
Maroon --
My Father's Fights --
Cherry --
Brass Knuckles --
Bastille Day on 25th St --
My Neighborhood --
Jane Flanders --
The House That Fear Built: Warsaw, 1943 --
The Handbell Choir --
Other Lives of the Romantics --
Twirling --
Big Cars --
Gary Gildner --
First Practice --
Digging for Indians --
Nails --
They Have Turned the Church Where I Ate God --
The High-Class Bananas --
Elton Glaser --
Cheap Replicas of the Eiffel Tower --
Blues for the Night Owl --
Coroner --
Confluences at San Francisco --
Revelation: The Movie --
David Huddle --
Town History, 1917 --
Holes Commence Falling --
My Daddy, Whenever He Went Some Place --
Almost Going --
Delivering the Times, 1952-1955 --
Gregory's House --
Miss Florence Jackson --
Lawrence Joseph --
Then --
Do What You Can --
Curriculum Vitae --
In the Age of Postcapitalism --
That's All --
Julia Kasdorf --
Vesta's Father --
When Our Women Go Crazy --
Dying with Amish Uncles --
Leftover Blessings --
Uncle --
Mennonites --
What I Learned from My Mother --
Etheridge Knight --
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane --
He Sees Through Stone --
The Idea of Ancestry --
The Warden Said to Me the Other Day --
Feeling Fucked Up --
Welcome Back, Mr. Knight: Love of My Life --
Dark Prophecy: I Sing of Shine --
Rehabilitation & Treatment in the Prisons of America --
Bill Knott --
Ant Dodger --
Two Vietnam Poems: 1966 --
Shorts/Excerpts --
Sonnet --
At the Crossroads --
Funny Poem --
Death --
Feeding the Sun --
Ted Kooser --
Flying at Night --
At the Office Early --
Selecting a Reader --
Self-Portrait at Thirty-Nine --
The Very Old --
At the End of the Weekend --
How to Make Rhubarb Wine --
A Widow --
Shooting a Farmhouse --
Year's End --
Larry Levis --
The Widening Spell of the Leaves --
The Poem You Asked For --
Irene Mckinney --
Twilight in West Virginia: Six O'Clock Mine Report --
Deep Mining --
Sunday Morning, 1950 --
Visiting My Gravesite: Talbott Churchyard, West Virginia --
Chrysanthemums --
Rapt --
The Dance --
Peter Meinke --
"This is a poem to my son Peter" --
Supermarket --
The Death of the Pilot Whales --
The Poet, Trying to Surprise God --
Sonnet on the Death of the Man Who Invented Plastic Roses --
Helen --
Carol Muske --
The Wish Foundation --
The Eulogy --
Intensive Care --
Pediatrics --
Wyndmere, Windemere --
August, Los Angeles, Lullaby --
Leonard Nathan --
Body Count --
At the Well --
Letter --
Breathing Exercises --
Hole --
The Election --
Coup --
So? --
Sharon Olds --
Satan Says --
Quake Theory --
Indictment of Senior Officers --
The Sisters of Sexual Treasure --
Station --
The Language of the Brag --
Seventh Birthday of the First Child --
The Unjustly Punished Child --
The Mother --
Alicia Suskin Ostriker --
In the Twenty-Fifth Year of Marriage, It Goes On --
I Brood About Some Concepts, for Example --
A Meditation in Seven Days --
Greg Pape --
Indian Ruins Along Rio de Flag --
Storm Pattern --
Street Music --
The Minotaur Next Door --
Dinner on the Miami River --
In Line at the Supermarket --
Birds of Detroit --
Kathleen Peirce --
Near Burning --
The Alcoholic's Son at Ten --
Quilts --
Farmers --
Need Increasing Itself by Rounds --
David Rivard --
How It Will Always Seem --
1966 --
Fall River --
Torque --
Firestone --
One Too Many Mornings --
Liz Rosenberg --
A Suburban Childhood --
The Story of My Life --
The Longing for Eternal Life --
Thanksgiving --
The Accident --
Maxine Scates --
Angel's Flight --
Working --
Floor Plans --
Angel --
1956 --
Going to Mass After Fifteen Years --
Richard Shelton --
Job the Father --
Letter to a Dead Father --
The Stones --
The Bus to Veracruz --
Betsy Sholl --
Thinking of You, Hiroshima --
The Distinct Call of the Alligator --
A Girl Named Spring --
The Hospital State --
A Small Patch of Ice --
Soup Kitchen --
Peggy Shumaker --
The Waitress's Kid --
The Circle of Totems --
First Winter: Joy --
Bush Navigator: The Last Morning of Hands --
The Inupiat Christmas Pageant --
Jeffrey Skinner --
For Stuart Porter, Who Asked for a Poem That Would Not Depress Him Further --
Earth Angel --
Late Afternoon, Late in the Twentieth Century --
Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear --
Silk Robe --
Restoration --
The Starling Migration --
Gary Soto --
Telephoning God --
The Morning They Shot Tony Lopez, Barber and Pusher Who Went Too Far, 1958 --
The Elements of San Joaquin --
Field Poem --
Hoeing --
Harvest --
Summer --
History --
Leslie Ullman --
Running --
Dreams by No One's Daughter --
Living Near the Plaza of Thieves --
Constance Urdang --
Old Wives' Tales --
The Muse Is Always the Other Woman --
Back Far Enough, Down Deep Enough --
All Around Us --
My Father's Death --
This Poem --
At Frank 'n' Helen's --
Returning to the Port of Authority: A Picaresque --
Ronald Wallace --
The Facts of Life --
Sestina for the House --
Thirteen --
State Poetry Day --
Building an Outhouse --
Basketball --
The Makings of Happiness --
Nightline: An Interview with the General --
Belle Waring --
Reprieve on the Stoop --
Baby Random --
Breeze in Translation --
When a Beautiful Woman Gets on the Jutiapa Bus --
The Tip --
Nothing Happened --
Refuge at the One Step Down --
Our Lady of the Laundromat --
Michael S. Weaver --
The Missing Patriarch --
Beginnings --
The Dogs --
My Father's First Baseball Game --
The Message on Cape Cod --
My Father's Geography --
Robley Wilson --
The Mechanical Cow --
Say Girls in Shoe Ads: "I go for a man who's tall!" --
Envoi --
The Rejoicing That Attends the Murder of Famous Men --
Sparrow Hills --
The Military-Industrial Complex --
David Wojahn --
"Satin Doll" --
Excerpts from "Mystery Train: A Sequence" --
Homage: Light from the Hall --
Buddy Holly Watching Rebel Without a Cause, Lubbock, Texas, 1956 --
Matins: James Brown and His Famous Flames Tour the South, 1958 --
Custom Job: Hank Williams, Jr., and the Death Car, 1958 --
Tattoo, Corazon: Ritchie Valens, 1959 --
Fab Four Tour Deutschland: Hamburg, 1961 --
Woody Guthrie Visited by Bob Dylan: Brooklyn State Hospital, New York, 1961 --
The Trashmen Shaking Hands with Hubert Humphrey at the Opening of Apache Plaza Shopping Center, Suburban Minneapolis, August 1963 --
"Mystery Train": Janis Joplin Leaves Port Arthur for Points West, 1964 --
At Graceland with a Six Year Old, 1985 --
Colorizing: Turner Broadcasting Enterprises, Computer Graphics Division, Burbank, California, 1987 --
The Assassination of John Lennon as Depicted by the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 1987 --
Paul Zimmer --
Zimmer in Grade School --
Zimmer's Head Thudding Against the Blackboard --
The Day Zimmer Lost Religion --
The Eisenhower Years --
Zimmer Drunk and Alone, Dreaming of Old Football Games --
The Duke Ellington Dream --
Zimmer Imagines Heaven --
Chronological Series List 1968-1992 --
Complete Series List 1968-1992 --
Pitt Poetry Series Sponsored Awards and Prizes
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Other Titles: Poetry.
Responsibility: Ed Ochester & Peter Oresick, editors.

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This anthology commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Pitt Poetry Series (1968-1993). During this period, first under the editorship of Paul Zimmer and then Ed Ochester, 156 books by 101 poets were  Read more...

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