Subject: Poetry / American / General

Subject: Poetry / American / General

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no time like now

|9780822965824|Poems| In Codrescu’s own words: “I wrote my first book of poems, License to Carry a Gun (Big Table, 1970), when I first lived in New York City, 1967–1970. Those were troubled times and I was 21 years-old. Decades later the city has changed and the times are still troubled. These poems, 2016–2018, try to find out just how changed my dear city and how troubled my days.” | Andrei Codrescu| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General

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Playlist

|9780822965848|Poems| 11 / 22 / 17A good day for a drive to the country underneath the apple tree with Carmen McRaeproving you can sing and talk at the same time“and hear the bluebirds sing” she sings as if there were a hyphen separating “blue” from “birds”and we “shoot up” with summertime | David Lehman| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General

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Every Ravening Thing

|9780822965756|Poems| Author of two previous collections of poetry: BLACK HOPE (1997) and ANTIDOTE FOR NIGHT (2015). de la O is also the publisher of the journal ASKEW. Keats at Fourteen She dozes, her nails fretted against the linen’s border,a hectic rose flaming each cheek. Her lips move, no words. The boy is guardian spirit, no one but he enters this sickroom where his mother fades, home finally after six years—failures,disgrace. Scarlet daughter, neighbors hiss, slave to appetite, but John is single-minded—she will live. No one but he gives her the tincture of mercury—one tenth of a grain daily, dabs the…

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Even Then

|9780822965817|Poems| Mannequins From Space for George Romero They are like human ghostswalking the road at night, the moon’s light reflectingoff their naked plastic skin. During the daythey will not sweat, they will enter McDonald’sand take what they want,the styrofoam containers. They have no interest in human flesh. When they reach the mallthey will reproduce in dressing roomsand in closets. | Michael Wurster| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General

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Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare

|9780822965800|Poems| Constellated When the atoms in my body return to stars They will not remember this five am out my window, neither the moor asleep on the horizon, nor, across her darkened hips, the scatters of bright yellow gorse. | Lola Haskins| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General

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