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The silent singer : new and selected poems

Author: Len Roberts
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winner of the Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Poetry Series awards, Len Roberts presents his best past work with a sizable collection of new poems.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roberts, Len, 1947-2007.
Silent singer.
Urbana : University of Illinois, ©2001
(OCoLC)606535311
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Len Roberts
ISBN: 025202639X 9780252026393 0252069528 9780252069529
OCLC Number: 45064711
Description: x, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cohoes: Part 1, "Pigeons" --
The Servant --
My Father's Whistle --
Pip --
First Kiss --
Hearing the Girl Story while Shoveling Snow --
The Cellar --
The Forgiving --
Pyracantha --
The Moment --
My Uncle Chauncey drove my Aunt Eleanor --
Another Spring on Olmstead Street --
Making Galumpkis --
Polishing the Work Boots --
Building the Barn Door --
Talking on the Telephone --
Pregnant, She Dances --
Sweet Ones --
At the Train Tracks --
Pennsylvania January --
Learning on Olmstead Street --
Working the Counter at the Cohoes Drive-In --
What the Hell --
Ten Below --
Shoveling while the Snow Keeps Falling --
Pushing Cars out of the Snow --
The Black Wings --
Talking to the Poison Sumac --
The Seven Steps --
Learning the Leaves --
The Old Marriage --
Learning the Planets --
The Way I Always Liked It --
When the Dead Speak --
The Yellow of Mulberry --
My mother catalogues the wrongs --
More Walnuts, Late October --
The Way of the Cross --
Gift Shop in Pecs, Hungary --
Joey McGraw's Desk, 1960 --
After the Second Operation --
Second-Grade Angel --
Emma in the Class on Reproduction --
Pathways --
On Hearing that We Were All Boundless, Unimaginable Energy --
This and That --
This Spring --
My son insisted --
Looking up --
The Tools --
He's Alone --
We sat, so patient --
All day cutting wood, thinking --
And where were you --
Taking Inventory as She Weeds --
Snapper, Wassergass --
Tapping in the Seed --
Elmer --
Acupuncture and Cleansing at Forty-Eight --
Rain Wash --
The Flying Monk in Flames --
Doing the Laundry --
Sister Ann Zita Shows Us the Foolishness of the Forbidden Books --
518 --
The Trouble-Making Finch --
Correcting the Lisp --
Ice Man, 1931 --
Anointing Her Five Senses --
Climbing the Three Hills in Search of the Best Christmas Tree --
The Long Ride Home --
A shoe in the road, autumn's --
In the Mind of God. Contemplating Again the Jade Chrysanthemum; or, Why the Ancient Chinese Poets Remained Unmarried --
Knots --
Dear Hayden --
Stuffed Peppers --
The Silent Singer --
Spring Peepers, April, Wassergass --
The Problem --
Gold Carp --
The List of Most Difficult Words --
Mockingbird --
For Me --
April Dusk --
Flashings --
Passing the Orange --
Bergstresser's Yard Sale --
The Copper Frog --
Fall --
Crickets Persisting --
The Five Steps in Proving the Existence of God --
Dumb Wren --
Periwinkle here in Wassergass --
Learning to Write in Cursive with a Fountain Pen --
Spring Again --
Learning Our Places in the Hierarchy of Angels --
Turning Off the Christmas Window Candles.
Responsibility: Len Roberts.

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"Roberts offers 97 poems from six collections dating from 1984, and all of them rely on his life as the driving force behind the work... [Roberts poems] show the importance of memory in a poet's Read more...

 
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