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Tricks of the light : new and selected poems

Author: Vicki Hearne; John Hollander
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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Explores the often-fraught relationships between domestic animals and humans through mythological figurations, vibrant thought, and late-modern lyrics that seem to test their own boundaries.

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Hearne, Vicki, 1946-2001.
Tricks of the light.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608213191
Named Person: Vicki Hearne; Vicki Hearne
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki Hearne; John Hollander
ISBN: 9780226322414 0226322416
OCLC Number: 71949071
Description: viii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Creatures of the surface (starting p. 13) --
A world of differences (starting p. 15) --
Heartdust : new ride in Old Arroyo (starting p. 16) --
Some exactitudes of wonder from an old quest manual (starting p. 17) --
Clown on tight rope (starting p. 20) --
Getting it right (starting p. 22) --
January 6 (starting p. 23) --
Plato's seventh letter (starting p. 24) --
The old dog (starting p. 25) --
The novice sculptor (starting p. 26) --
Opposite the heart (starting p. 26) --
Painting over candles (starting p. 28) --
Wind rubs into (starting p. 30) --
Every time the mountains (starting p. 31) --
Blinded by glory (starting p. 32) --
White out (starting p. 33) --
Without mountains (starting p. 34) --
Then philosophy (starting p. 34) --
Side view (alumna report) (starting p. 35) --
Road to beauty (starting p. 36) --
The old dog now (starting p. 37) --
Hounds (starting p. 38) --
Upon hearing that Helen Keller has a bull pup (starting p. 38) --
Going to ground (starting p. 39) --
What philosopher (starting p. 40) --
The wax figure ruined (starting p. 41) --
The tree that plucks fruit (starting p. 42) --
Dark stars (starting p. 43) --
A subtle gesture (starting p. 44) --
Decorum of time (starting p. 45) --
Delight in a seasonal shift (starting p. 46) --
Trained man and dog (starting p. 47) --
So there is justice (starting p. 49) --
Young dog, grass, and more (starting p. 52) --
News from the dogs (starting p. 53) --
Tricks of the light : part I (starting p. 57) --
Tricks of the light : part II (starting p. 65) --
Tricks of the light : part III (starting p. 72) --
Tricks of the light : part IV (starting p. 80) --
Tricks of the light : part V (starting p. 88) --
Prayer (starting p. 99) --
Glitter : a critical essay (starting p. 99) --
Riding a nervous horse (starting p. 100) --
Ibn, who wouldn't be caught (starting p. 101) --
Rebreaking outlaw horses in the desert (starting p. 102) --
Daedalus broods on the equestrian Olympic trials (starting p. 104) --
Riding a jumper (starting p. 106) --
The archer (starting p. 107) --
The horse that, trotting (starting p. 108) --
A problem of form (starting p. 108) --
A country scene (starting p. 109) --
Against the grain (starting p. 110) --
Emergence (starting p. 110) --
The fifth horseman (starting p. 111) --
Bathing (starting p. 112) --
Waking (starting p. 113) --
The pillar of gold (starting p. 115) --
The exact role of value judgments in war (starting p. 115) --
The singing lesson (starting p. 116) --
A photograph (starting p. 117) --
Science and human behavior (starting p. 117) --
Camouflage (starting p. 118) --
Next summer (starting p. 119) --
Agnus Dei (starting p. 120) --
The fastidiousness of the musician (starting p. 121) --
I was reading ouspensky (starting p. 122) --
That hot Texas sun (starting p. 123) --
A technical question for my daughter (starting p. 125) --
My father rode great, silver birds (starting p. 126) --
St. George and the dragon : piecing it all together (starting p. 128) --
The metaphysical horse (starting p. 132) --
Ana Halach Dodeach (starting p. 137) --
Passing over your virtues (starting p. 138) --
Coast and walrus (starting p. 138) --
Truth on the beach (starting p. 140) --
Postcards from Jerusalem (starting p. 141) --
The claim of speech (starting p. 146) --
On R. L. S. and happiness (starting p. 147) --
Our condition at twilight (starting p. 149) --
In the absence of horses (starting p. 151) --
Night track (starting p. 159) --
Toward a cultural history (starting p. 160) --
An historical note : staghounds (starting p. 161) --
The moral for us (starting p. 162) --
Gauguin's white horse (starting p. 163) --
Canvas with a bit of tyger showing (starting p. 164) --
Ierushalayim Shel Zahav (starting p. 166) --
Between fences (starting p. 171) --
Touch of class or view from within any Imperial Riding Academy (starting p. 172) --
The new hound puppy (starting p. 173) --
The figure 1 (starting p. 174) --
The dog and the word (starting p. 175) --
Some general principles of the art of riding (starting p. 176) --
Riding skills (starting p. 179) --
A point of technique (starting p. 180) --
Girl on a lawn (starting p. 180) --
Grasshoppers (starting p. 181) --
On the grounds of the statewide Air Pollution Research Center (starting p. 182) --
Balance at the halt (starting p. 183) --
What transpires (starting p. 184) --
The young airedale (starting p. 185) --
The runner and the mountain (starting p. 186) --
The parts of light (starting p. 187) --
A mosaic (starting p. 188) --
A breed standard for the border collie (starting p. 189) --
All of my beautiful dogs are dying (starting p. 190) --
Ion, released from the vows of love, replies to socrates (starting p. 191) --
Huck Finn, credulous at the circus (starting p. 192) --
Reasons not to own a wolf-dog (starting p. 192) --
Before the war (starting p. 194) --
Listening post (starting p. 196) --
St. Luke painting the virgin (starting p. 197)
Responsibility: Vicki Hearne ; edited with an introduction by John Hollander.
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