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The Life and Letters

In poems whose subjects range from theme parks to late-night radio, the aftermath of the Holocaust to television, The Life and Letters represents a celebrated poet-scholar at the height of his art.

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111 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1994

Phoenix Poets


Table of Contents

The Dream
The Life and Letters
Street Scene
The Runners
Warm Enough
Only Then
The Affair
Variations on a Theme by May Swenson
The Little Children of Hamelin
Malke Toyb
The Knot
In the Manger
Good Morning America
Outrage Is Anointed by Levity
No Big Deal
In Theme Park America
The Celebrities
Interrupted Prayers
West Street
The Girlfriend
Even in Eden
She Knows
After Empires
In the Mental Ward
The Labyrinth
Poem of the Old Avant-Garde
Adventures in the Postmodern Era
WWI (Writing While Under the Influence)
Terminal Laughs
Kiss and Tell
Small Talk for a Sage
How Wonderful

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