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Fatherhood : poems about fathers

Author: Carmela Ciuraru
Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, ©2007.
Series: Everyman's library pocket poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology celebrating fathers and fatherhood--in the richly varied voices of daughters and sons, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Fatherhood.
New York : Everyman's Library, ©2007
(OCoLC)989861375
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmela Ciuraru
ISBN: 9780307264589 0307264580 9781841597713 1841597716
OCLC Number: 124056482
Notes: Poems.
Includes index.
Description: 256 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: BECOMING: ON BIRTH AND INFANCY: "Golden slumbers kiss your eyes" / Thomas Dekker --
Etude realiste / Algernon Charles Swinburne --
"Sweet and low, sweet and low" / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
A cradle song / W.B. Yeats --
Infant joy / William Blake --
Infant sorrow / William Blake --
On the birth of his son / Su Tung-P'O --
The baby / George Macdonald --
Baby Charley / Sidney Lanier --
A baby asleep after pain / D.H. Lawrence --
A cradle song / William Blake --
Sonnet: On receiving a letter informing me of the birth of a son / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
From Frost at midnight / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
To an infant / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Seal lullaby / Rudyard Kipling --
Laus infantium / William Canton --
The American century / Kenneth Rexroth --
Natural son / Richard Murphy --
Lullaby of an infant chief / Sir Walter Scott --
The olive wood fire / Galway Kinnell --
My son my executioner / Donald Hall --
DAUGHTER TO FATHER: Supernatural love / Gjertrud Schnackenberg --
To her father with some verses / Anne Bradstreet --
Come home, father! / Henry Clay Work --
My father and the figtree / Nami Shihab Nye --
To her father / Sophie Cabot Black --
The armorer's daughter / Debora Greger --
For my father / Gwen Harwood --
Snow / Louise Gluck --
Turning away / Sophie Cabot Black --
A Chinese bowl / Katha Pollitt --
To my father on his birthday / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Father (Part I) / Harryette Mullen --
Dad, you returned to me this morning / Deborah Garrison --
Amateur fighter / Natasha Trethewey --
Brunnhilde, to her father / Sophie Cabot Black --
FATHERS AND SONS: From The Iliad, Book VI / Homer --
From Henry IV, Part 2 / William Shakespeare --
Alec Yeaton's son / Thomas Bailey Aldrich --
Mighty like a rose / Frank L. Stanton --
De puero balbutiente / Thomas Bastard --
To William Shelley / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
"Child, when they say that others" / Algernon Charles Swinburne --
Anecdote for fathers / William Wordsworth --
The toys / Coventry Patmore. A parental ode to my son, aged three years and five months / Thomas Hood --
The child is father to the man / Gerard Manley Hopkins --
Dust as we are / Ted Hughes --
Follower / Seamus Heaney --
Digging / Seamus Heaney --
The nod / Seamus Heaney --
After making love we hear footsteps / Galway Kinnell --
September, the first day of school / Howard Nemerov --
From Dream songs / John Berryman --
Listening / William Stafford --
Inscription for my little son's silver plate / Eugene Field --
Elegy for my father, who is not dead / Andrew Hudgins --
The branch / Michael Longley --
Father in the library / Czeslaw Milosz --
Father's incantations / Czeslaw Milosz --
My son, my son, my head, my head / Yehuda Amichai --
Odysseus to Telemachus / Joseph Brodsky --
Telemachus fantasy / Louise Gluck --
Hamlet / Boris Pasternak --
The changeling / Russell Edson --
Photograph of my father in his twenty-second year / Raymond Carver --
The past / Jason Shinder --
Gifts / Murray Jackson --
My father paints the summer / Richard Wilbur --
FATHER TO DAUGHTER: From King Lear / William Shakespeare --
To a child / Charles Kingsley --
On my first daughter / Ben Jonson --
A poet's welcome to his love-begotten daughter / Robert Burns --
To Ianthe / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
For Jessica, my daughter / Mark Strand --
To my daughter / Stephen Spender --
Sara in her father's arms / George Oppen --
Full moon and little Frieda / Ted Hughes --
The writer / Richard Wilbur --
A prayer for my daughter / W.B. Yeats --
GRANDFATHERS: For grandfather / Elizbeth Bishop --
Grandfather in the old men's home / W.S. Merwin --
Grandfather's love / Sara Teasdale --
Climbing my grandfather / Andrew Waterhouse --
Dunbarton / Robert Lowell --
Elegy for a grandfather / Meghan O'Rourke --
My grandfather, dead long before I was born / Charles Reznikoff --
Maple syrup / Donald Hall --
SORROW, FURY, REGRET: The little boy lost / William Blake --
Lord Ullin's daughter / Thomas Campbell --
The portrait / Stanley Kunitz --
Radiant ivory / Henri Cole. Tours / C.D. Wright --
My papa's waltz / Theodore Roethke --
The lesson / Edward Lucie-Smith --
cigarettes / Lucille Clifton --
Ohio / Meghan O'Rourke --
The lost pilot / James Tate --
My father in the night commanding no / Louis Simpson --
Daddy / Sylvia Plath --
American primitive / William Jay Smith --
Elegy for my father / Howard Moss --
ELEGIES: ILLNESS, LOSS, AND LETTING GO: On my first son / Ben Jonson --
To my dear son, Gervase Beaumont / John Beaumont --
Epitaph on a child / Thomas Gray --
On my ever honoured father / Robert Burns --
Metamorphosis / Louise Gluck --
Nullipara / Sharon Olds --
His terror / Sharon Olds --
His stillness / Sharon Olds --
Epitaph upon a child that died / Robert Herrick --
The childless father / William Wordsworth --
God gave to me a child in part / Robert Louis Stevenson --
The Erl-king / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe --
Parkinson's disease / Galway Kinnell --
The strait-jackets / Pascale Petit --
Benevolence / Tony Hoagland --
My father is shrinking / Susan Wicks --
Poem for my father's ghost / Mary Oliver --
Threshold / Elise Paschen --
Terminal days at Beverly farms / Robert Lowell --
Walk, night falling, memory of my father / Eamon Grennan --
White apples / Donald Hall --
I see you dancing, father / Brendan Kennelly --
Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas --
The drunkard's child / Frances Ellen Watkins --
Strawberries / W.S. Merwin --
From Dream songs / John Berryman --
Vision in black and white / Miller Williams --
Seeing the sick / Seamus Heaney --
Elegy for my father / Mark Strand.
Series Title: Everyman's library pocket poets.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Carmela Ciuraru.

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An anthology celebrating fathers and fatherhood--in the richly varied voices of daughters and sons, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves.

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