The First Inhabitants of Arcadia (p)

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University of Arkansas Press, 2006 - 124 頁
 

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Bursk (The Way Water Rubs Stone ), winner of the 2004 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, writes about the miracle of language in this, his third collection. Language, he suggests, has a life of its own ... 閱讀評論全文

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Learning to Read
5
Dont Move
6
More Investigations into the Nature of Language
8
The Ars Poetica of Baseball Cards
10
Servants
12
Multiple Personality Disorder
14
16
Ode to j
18
The Burden of Being the First Letter in the Alphabet
67
Boycott Lettuce Boycott Grapes
69
The Vanity of Human Wishes
71
Trying to Make Sense of a Single Word
73
True Readings
74
The Importance of Punctuation
76
Not for Love or Money Not on Your Life
78
The Dropped Stapler Just Misses the Babys Head
79

Letter l as in Reliable Indomitable Chivalrous
20
Mmm Good
22
Hearing the Word for the First Time
23
At An Early Age a Boy Discovers the Pleasures and Perils of Double
25
Why a Boy Is Drawn to Lowercase p
27
Vocabulary Test
29
What a Boy Knows and Doesnt Know
33
Dictionary Johnson
33
Working the Stacks
35
O in Trouble
37
Lycidas
39
Scintillating?
41
F this and F that
43
Small r
45
The CIA Tries to Dispose of Still Another Mutilated Body
47
Memorize Dover Beach for Monday
48
A Very Short Sonnet Cycle
52
Skinny Dipping
54
Biographical Fallacy
56
The Pathetic Fallacy
58
Its Not the End of the World
81
No Extenuating Circumstances
83
Count to a Thousand before You Open the Door
85
Maybe
87
Insufficient Incompetent Incapable
89
Here
92
My Sons First Real Attempt to Grow a Beard
93
The business of a poet
95
What If You Could Be Any Letter?
99
No Weapons of Mass Destruction Found
104
y
106
A Found Poem
108
Babbadino
110
Walking the Beach September 10 2001
112
The Sixth Letter the One with Its Arms Outstretched
114
Whats Worth Keeping
116
Whats Missing in the Dictionary
118
The Visitor
120
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