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Res Publica

Res Publica faithfully moves from the private to the public, from individual experience to civic responsibility through an elegy for the 1960s and the world that has become our own.

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82 pages | 6-1/8 x 8-1/2 | © 1998

Phoenix Poets


Table of Contents

A Childhood Around 1950
The Cusp
Dreams of Sacrifice
Paint It Black
Listening to Leonard Cohen
After the Election, 1984
Speakers from the Ice
Limit of Volume
La Pastorela
Mansard Dreams
Motel 6, Davis
Why Are We Happier?
The Lighthouse
Linda Does My Horoscope
Return to Boston
In Paradiso, speriamo bene
Montale: Times at Bellosguardo
Montale: Ti libero la fronte
Puccini Dying
The Canto of Hope (Paradiso XXV, 1-9)
Almost at the Horizon
The Wall of June
Caitlin: A Biography
After "Death of a Porn Queen": Traveling the Great Basin
Red Cloud

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