With the end of the 1900s, the time has come for a thorough assessment of one hundred years of poetry - from the widely acclaimed to the subtly influential - and with an eye to the importance and meaning of poetry in America.
Compiled by three poets and poetry scholars - including 2002 American Book Award Winner Dana Gioia - this anthology presents American poetry across the twentieth century from Stephen Crane to Kevin Young. The collected works are arranged according to the major movements in American poetry, offering a valuable teaching resource for American Literature and Poetry courses.
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Title: Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Author: Dana Gioia
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Date Published: December 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Table of Contents:
PrefaceHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWStephen Crane (1871-1900) Black riders came from the seaIn the desertI stood upon a high placeI saw a man pursuing the horizonI met a seerOn the horizon the peaks assembledI walked in a desertA man feared that he might find an assassinDo not weep, maiden, for war is kindThe wayfarerA man said to the universeMy cross!A man adrift on a slim sparEdwin Markham (1852-1940) The Man with the HoeOutwittedCharlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) An Obstacle Whatever IsEdgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) from Spoon River AnthologyThe HillAnne RutledgeEditor WhedonKnowlt HoheimerLucinda MatlockPetit, the PoetEdwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) The ClerksGeorge CrabbeThe House on the HillLuke HavergalRichard CoryReuben BrightHow Annandale Went OutMiniver CheevyAnother Dark LadyBewick FinzerEros TurannosThe MillMr. Flood's PartyNew EnglandThe SheavesJames Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) O Black and Unknown BardsThe CreationPaul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) We Wear the MaskSympathyThe DebtThe PoetTo a Captious CriticTrumbull Stickney (1874-1904) MnemosyneNear HelikonSir, say no more Robert Frost (1874-1963) MowingMy November GuestStorm FearThe Tuft of FlowersAfter Apple-PickingThe Death of the Hired ManHome BurialMending WallThe Wood-PileBirches"Out, Out—"The Oven BirdThe Road Not TakenFire and IceThe Need of Being Versed in Country ThingsNothing Gold Can StayStopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningTo EarthwardThe Witch of CošsAcquainted With the NightOnce by the PacificDesert PlacesDesignNeither Out Far Nor in DeepProvide ProvideCome InThe Gift OutrightThe Silken TentDirectiveSara Cleghorn (1876-1959) The Golf LinksThe Survival of the FittestAlan Seeger (1888-1916) I Have a Rendezvous with DeathJohn Allan Wyeth Jr. (1894-1980) The Train from BrestCorbie to Sailly-Le-SecWar in Heaven
REALISM AND NATURALISM
EARLY MODERNISM: FROM IMAGISM TO HIGH MODERNISM HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWAmy Lowell (1874-1925) PatternsA DecadeA LoverThe Pond1 OpalGertrude Stein (1874-1946) from Tender Buttons A Blue Coat A Piano A Purse A Mounted Umbrella A Time to Eat A Fire A Handkerchief Red RosesYone Noguchi (1875-1947) I Hear You Call, Pine Treefrom Japanese HokkusAdelaide Crapsey (1878-1914) November NightTriadThe WarningCarl Sandburg (1878-1967) ChicagoFogLimitedWindowCool TombsGrassCahootsVachel Lindsay (1879-1931) General William Booth Enters into HeavenFactory Windows Are Always BrokenThe VoyageWallace Stevens (1879-1955) The Snow ManNuances of a Theme by Williams A High-Toned Old Christian WomanThe Emperor of Ice-CreamTea at the Palaz of Hoon Disillusionment of Ten O'ClockSunday MorningBantams in Pine-WoodsAnecdote of the Jar To the One of Fictive MusicPeter Quince at the Clavier Thirteen Ways of Looking at a BlackbirdTo the Roaring Wind The Man Whose Pharynx Was BadEvening Without AngelsThe Idea of Order at Key WestA Postcard from the Volcanofrom Notes Toward a Supreme FictionThe Course of a ParticularFinal Soliloquy of the Interior ParamourOf Modern PoetryThe Plain Sense of ThingsOf Mere BeingWilliam Carlos Williams (1883-1963) Aux ImagistesDanse RusseDedication for a Plot of GroundEl HombreTractPortrait of a LadyThe Great FigureQueen-Anne's-LaceTo Waken An Old LadyThe Widow's Lament in SpringtimeSpring and AllThe Right of WayTo ElsieThe Red WheelbarrowThe Last Words of My English GrandmotherThis is Just to SayFlowers by the SeaThe YachtsThe DanceThe Descentfrom Asphodel, That Greeny Flower Ezra Pound (1885-1972) Sestina: AltafortePortrait D'une FemmeThe ReturnAlbaCodaThe Coming of War: ActonThe GardenThe GarretPapyrusIn a Station of the MetroThe Jewel Stairs' GrievanceLament of the Frontier GuardThe RestThe River-Merchant's Wife: a LetterSalutationA Pactfrom Homage to Sextus PropertiusHugh Selwyn Mauberleyfrom The CantosCanto I ("And then went down to the ship")Canto XLV ("With Usura")Canto LXXXI (Libretto: "Yet / Ere the season died a-cold")H. D. (1886-1961) OreadGardenPear TreeThe PoolSea RoseSea VioletStormEurydiceAt BaiaHelenfrom The Walls Do Not FallI ("An incident here and there")II ("Evil was active in the land")from The Flowering of the Rod6 ("So I would rather drown, remembering") Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) To the Stone-CuttersBoats in a FogShine, Perishing RepublicFawn's Foster-MotherHurt HawksHandsShane O'Neill's CairnNew Mexican MountainNovember Surf Ave CaesarLove the Wild SwanRock and HawkThe Purse-SeineCarmel PointMarianne Moore (1887-1972) The Fish Poetry Poetry (Revised Version)Those Various ScalpelsTo a Steam RollerMarriageAn Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a FishA Graveyard New York The Steeple-JackWhat Are Years?In Distrust of MeritsThe Mind Is an Enchanting ThingT. S. Eliot (1888-1965) The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockPreludesThe Boston Evening TranscriptHysteriaLa Figlia che PiangeSweeney Among the NightingalesThe Waste LandThe Hollow MenJourney of the MagiAsh-Wednesdayfrom Four QuartetsBurnt Norton e. e. cummings (1894-1962) in Just- Buffalo Bill 's the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls next to of course god america ii sing of Olaf glad and bigsomewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyondmay i feel said her-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-ryou shall above all things be glad and younganyone lived in a pretty how townmy father moved through dooms of lovepity this busy monster,manunkindo purple finchWitter Bynner (1881-1968) and Arthur Davison Ficke (1883-1945)The Spectra HoaxOpus 181 (Anne Knish)Opus 104 (Emanuel Morgan)Opus 40 (Emanuel Morgan)Opus 15 (Emanuel Morgan)
THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWAngelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) The Black FingerTenebrisA Mona LisaFragmentClaude McKay (1889-1948) If We Must DieThe LynchingAmericaMy MotherThe White CityOutcastJean Toomer (1894-1967) Seventh StreetNovember Cotton FlowerGeorgia DuskReapersSterling A. Brown (1901-1989) Memphis BluesMose Slim GreerSlim in AtlantaGwendolyn Bennett (1902-1981) HatredTo a Dark Girl Langston Hughes (1902-1967) The Negro Speaks of RiversI, TooNegro CrossThe Weary BluesDream VariationsSong for a Dark GirlMother to SonPark Bench50—50Ku KluxMorning AfterMadam's Past HistoryMadam and the Census ManIslandHarlem [Dream Deferred]Theme for English BHomecomingDinner Guest: MeCountee Cullen (1903-1946) For a Lady I KnowFor Paul Laurence DunbarHeritageIncidentYet Do I MarvelFrom the Dark TowerTo Certain Critics
MODERNIST ALTERNATIVES: ROMANTICS AND NEO-CLASSICISTSHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWSara Teasdale (1884-1933) Over the RoofsThere Will Come Soft RainsSince There Is No EscapeWater LiliesIn a Darkening GardenElinor Wylie (1885-1928) The Eagle and the MoleWild PeachesFrom the WallLet No Charitable HopeProphecyJohn Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) Bells for John Whiteside's DaughterWinter Remembered Blue GirlsDead BoyPiazza PieceConrad Aiken (1889-1978) from Senlin: A BiographyMorning Song of Senlinfrom Priapus and the Pool"When trout swim down Great Ormond Street"John Peale Bishop (1892-1944) Perspectives are PrecipicesMy Grandfather Kept PeacocksArchibald MacLeish (1892-1982) Ars PoeticaThe End of the WorldThe Silent SlainYou, Andrew Marvell Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) Time Does Not Bring Relief: You All Have LiedFirst FigSecond FigI Shall Forget You Presently, My DearRecuerdoPasser Mortuus EstWhat Lips My Lips Have KissedLove Is Not AllHearing Your Words, and Not a Word Among ThemDorothy Parker (1893-1967) CommentOne Perfect RoseRésuméUnfortunate CoincidenceSanctuaryLouise Bogan (1897-1970) The Alchemist The CrowsMedusa Memory WomenKnowledge CassandraHenceforth, from the MindThe Sleeping FurySpirit's SongSong for the Last ActThe DreamNightStephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943) American Names1936Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) from A Gallery of Harlem PortraitsSootie JoeAn Ex-Judge at the BarDark SymphonyHart Crane (1899-1932) Praise for an Urn Garden Abstract At Melville's TombBlack Tambourine Chaplinesque My Grandmother's Love Letters VoyagesThe Wine Menagerie from The BridgeTo Brooklyn BridgeRoyal PalmThe Broken TowerAllen Tate (1899-1979) Ode to the Confederate DeadThe SubwayRobert Francis (1901-1987)Hallelujah: A SestinaCatchYes, What?Richard Eberhart (b. 1904) The Fury of Aerial BombardmentRobert Penn Warren (1905-1989) Bearded OaksEvening HawkWhat Voice at Moth-Hour
MID-CENTURY POETSHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWTheodore Roethke (1908-1963) Cuttings Cuttings (later version)Root CellarDolorMy Papa's WaltzElegy for JaneThe WakingI Knew a WomanIn a Dark Timefrom North American Sequence:The LongingJourney to the InteriorThe Far FieldElizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) The FishThe MapAt the FishhousesThe ArmadilloFilling StationQuestions of TravelVisits to St. ElizabethsIn the Waiting RoomThe MooseOne ArtJ. V. Cunningham (1911-1985) For My ContemporariesIn the Thirtieth YearTo My WifeTo What Strangers, What WelcomeEpigramsJosephine Miles (1911-1985) ReasonRiddleConceptionAlbumRobert Hayden (1913-1980) The Ballad of Sue Ellen WesterfieldFrederick DouglassMiddle PassageNight, Death, MississippiThose Winter SundaysThe WhippingA Plague of StarlingsJohn Frederick Nims (1913-1999) Dedication: Love PoemEpigramsMuriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) Effort at Speech Between Two PeopleTo Be a Jew in the Twentieth CenturyDouble DialogueThe Poem as MaskPoemJohn Berryman (1914-1972) Desires of Men and Womenfrom The Dream SongsHuffy Henry hid the day (1)Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so (14)I am the little man who smokes & smokes (22)There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart (29)The marker slants, flowerless, day's almost done (384)Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) LossesThe Death of the Ball Turret Gunner90 NorthThe Woman at the Washington ZooNext DayWeldon Kees (1914-1955) For My DaughterCrime ClubRiver SongRobinsonAspects of Robinson1926RoundDudley Randall (1914-2000) Ballad of BirminghamBooker T. and W. E. B.A Different Image William Stafford (1914-1993) The Farm on the Great PlainsTraveling through the DarkAsk MeAt the Un-National Monument along the Canadian BorderOur KindThomas Merton (1915-1968) For my Brother: Reported Missing in Action, 1943The ReaderMargaret Walker (1915-1998) For Malcolm XJohn Ciardi (1916-1986) Most Like an Arch This MarriageFirstsThomas McGrath (1916-1990) Ars Poetica: or: Who Lives in the Ivory Tower?Jig Tune: Not for LoveThe Buffalo CoatRemembering the Children of AuschwitzGwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) The MotherSadie and MaudSoutheast CornerBut Can See Better There, and Laughing ThereThe Rites for Cousin VitThe Bean EatersWe Real CoolThe Blackstone RangersThe Coora FlowerRobert Lowell (1917-1977) ConcordThe Quaker Graveyard in NantucketMemories of West Street and LepkeSkunk HourFor the Union DeadWaking Early Sunday MorningHistoryEpilogueWilliam Jay Smith (b. 1918) A Note on the Vanity DresserGalileo GalileiAmerican PrimitiveMay Swenson (1919-1989) QuestionFour-Word LinesStrawberrying
OPEN FORM: OBJECTIVISTS, BEATS, BLACK MOUNTAIN POETSHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWLaura Riding (1901-1991)Helen's BurningThe Map of PlacesThe World and IKenneth Fearing (1902-1961)Dirge1938 Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) The Element MotherSorrow moves in wide waves Poet's workI knew a clean manAutumn SequenceAutumnLast night the trash barrelThe boy tossed the newsPopcorn-can coverTruthLights, liftsO late fall He lived—childhood summersLouis Zukofsky (1904-1978) Non Ti FidarA Song for the Year's EndStarglowKenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) A Very Early Morning ExerciseAndree RexrothVitamins and RoughageThe Signature of All ThingsGeorge Oppen (1908-1984) from Discrete Series:The knowledge not of sorrow, you wereLeviathanThe Bicycles and the ApexThe Building of the SkyscraperPsalmfrom Of Being NumerousStrange that the youngest people I knowCharles Olson (1910-1970) Maximus, to himselfLa ChuteWilliam Everson / Brother Antoninus (1912-1944) These Are the RavensAdventThe Making of the CrossRobert Duncan (1919-1988) The Temple of the AnimalsPoetry, a Natural ThingThis Place Rumored to Have Been SodomRoots and BranchesThe Torso (Passages 18)Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919) In Goya's Greatest ScenesDenise Levertov (1923-1997) " . . . Else a great Prince in prison lies"The Ache of MarriageHypocrite WomenO Taste and SeeOur BodiesPrisonersSamuel Menashe (b. 1925) O Many Named BelovedThe Shrine Whose Shape I AmSelf EmployedAt a StandstillCurriculum VitaeJack Spicer (1925-1965) ConspiracyA Book of MusicA. R. Ammons (1926-2001) Gravelly RunThe ConstantThe City LimitsCut the GrassViableRobert Creeley (b. 1926) I Know a ManHeroesOh NoFor LoveThe Rain "I Keep to Myself Such Measures . . ."Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) AmericaHowlA Supermarket in CaliforniaGary Snyder (b. 1930) Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain LookoutRiprapWaterWhy Log Truck Drivers Rise Earlier Than Students of ZenAxe Handles
POST-WAR FORMALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS: FROM FORMALISM TO FEMINISM AND THE CONFESSIONAL MODEHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWHoward Nemerov (1920-1991)A Primer of the Daily RoundThe Blue SwallowsThe Western ApproachesBecause You Asked about the Line between Prose and PoetryThe MakersThe War in the AirMona Van Duyn (b. 1921)Earth Tremors Felt in MissouriCausesRichard Wilbur (b. 1921)The Beautiful ChangesThe PardonLove Calls Us to Things of This WorldCottage Street, 1953Piccola CommediaTo the Etruscan PoetsThe WriterHamlen BrookThe RideHoward Moss (1922-1987)The Pruned TreeTouristsJames Dickey (1923-1997)The PerformanceThe Heaven of AnimalsThe LifeguardThe Sheep ChildAnthony Hecht (b. 1923) AdamThe Dover BitchA HillThe Book of YolekThe Mysteries of CaesarSarabande on Attaining the Age of Seventy-sevenRichard Hugo (1923-1982)Degrees of Gray in PhilipsburgDriving MontanaLouis Simpson (b. 1923)Early in the MorningThe Man Who Married MagdaleneTo the Western WorldAmerican PoetryMy Father in the Night Commanding NoThe Unwritten PoemA ClearingDonald Justice (b. 1925)Counting the Madn Bertram's GardenOn the Death of Friends in ChildhoodBut That Is Another StoryMen at FortyVariations on a Text by VallejoPsalm and LamentCarolyn Kizer (b. 1925)from Pro Femina:I. From Sappho to myself, consider the fate of womenII. I take as my theme "The Independent Woman"III. I will speak about women of letters, for I'm in the racketBitchMaxine Kumin (b. 1925)At the End of the AffairHow It IsThe Retrieval SystemNoted in The New York TimesW. D. Snodgrass (b. 1926)April InventoryLeaving the MotelDisposalJames Merrill (1926-1995)The Broken HomeThe Mad SceneLast WordsCasual WearDonald Hall (b. 1928)My Son My ExecutionerNames of HorsesOx Cart ManAnne Sexton (1928-1974) Her KindThe AbortionThe Truth the Dead KnowWanting to DieX. J. Kennedy (b. 1929)In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One DayLittle ElegyLoose WomanThe Waterbury CrossAdrienne Rich (b. 1929) Aunt Jennifer's TigersThe Diamond CuttersLiving in SinPeeling OnionsDiving into the WreckFrom a SurvivorRapePowerfrom An Atlas of the Difficult WorldDedicationsTattered KaddishSylvia Plath (1932-1963)The ColossusMetaphorsBlackberryingMirrorDaddyMorning SongLady LazarusEdgeAnne Stevenson (b. 1933)The VictoryGenerationsThe MarriageMaking PoetryAlas
AMERICAN INTERNATIONALISM: SURREALISM, DEEP IMAGE, AND NEW YORK SCHOOLHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWBarbara Guest (b. 1920)Green RevolutionsPoemEdward Field (b. 1924)Curse of the Cat WomanRoachesJohn Haines (b. 1924)Winter NewsThe FlightNightThe Ghost TownsRobert Bly (b. 1926) Waking from Sleep The Busy Man SpeaksCounting Small-Boned BodiesJohnson's Cabinet Watched by AntsRomans Angry About the Inner WorldFrank O'Hara (1926-1966)TodayPoem ("The eager note on my door said 'call me'")To the HarbormasterThe Day Lady DiedAutobiographia LiterariaHomosexualityWhy I Am Not a PainterJohn Ashbery (b. 1927)Some TreesMy Erotic DoubleParadoxes and OxymoronsAt North FarmJust Walking AroundW. S. Merwin (b. 1927)AirThe AnimalsFor a Coming ExtinctionFor the Anniversary of My DeathThe Last OneSome Last QuestionsRain TravelJames Wright (1927-1980) ComplaintSaint JudasAutumn Begins in Martins Ferry, OhioA BlessingLying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, MinnesotaTwilightsThe LifePhilip Levine (b. 1928)On the EdgeAnimals are Passing from Our LivesTo a Child Trapped in a Barber ShopThey Feed They LionYou Can Have itMark Strand (b. 1934)Keeping Things WholeEating PoetryCharles Wright (b. 1935)The New PoemClear NightStone Canyon NocturneCalifornia DreamingCharles Simic (b. 1938) FearMy ShoesForkEyes Fastened with PinsClassic Ballroom DancesJames Tate (b. 1942)The Lost PilotTeaching the Ape to Write PoemsThe Chaste Stranger
RETURN TO REALISM: REGIONALISM AND CULTURAL IDENTITYHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWMiller Williams (b. 1930)On a Photograph of my Mother at SeventeenRuby Tells AllEtheridge Knight (1931-1991) HaikuHard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal InsaneThe Idea of AncestryThe Warden Said to Me the Other DayA Poem for Myself Rhina Espaillat (b. 1932)AguaBilingual / Bilingüe1 BraLinda Pastan (b. 1932)Journey's EndEthics 1932-Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide NoteLegacyBlack BourgeoisieAudre Lorde (1934-1992)CoalFather Son and Holy GhostOctoberN. Scott Momaday (b. 1934)SimileCarriers of the Dream WheelThe Delight Song of Tsoai-taleeThe Eagle-Feather FanHeadwatersFred Chappell (b. 1936)Narcissus and EchoEpigramsLucille Clifton (b. 1936) Good TimesHomage to my hipsto my last periodC. K. Williams (b. 1936)HoodFrom My WindowElmsBernice Zamora (b. 1938) PenitentsIshmael Reed (b. 1938)I am a cowboy in the boat of RaOakland BluesJared Carter (b. 1939)Work, for the Night Is ComingThe GleaningStephen Dunn (b. 1939)Beautiful WomenDecorumTed Kooser (b. 1939)Abandoned FarmhouseThe Blind Always Come as Such a SurpriseTom Ball's BarnSpring PlowingCarrie
CONTEMPORARY VOICESHISTORICAL AND CRITICAL OVERVIEWRobert Pinsky (b. 1940)Shirt2000 Billy Collins (b. 1941)EmbraceLowell, Mass.The DeadRobert Hass (b. 1941)Black Mountain, Los AltosHeroic SimileMeditation at LagunitasLyn Hejinian (b. 1942)from My Lifefrom Redo, 1-5Nostalgia is the elixir drainedCharles Martin (b. 1942)Taken UpE. S. L.Metaphor of Grass in CaliforniaSharon Olds (b. 1942)The Language of the BragThe One Girl at the Boys' PartyRites of PassageSex Without LoveLouise Glück (b. 1943) The School ChildrenThe GiftElms Mock OrangeThe Gold LilyCirce's PowerMichael Palmer (b. 1943)All those words we once used . . . Of this cloth doll whichAutobiographyMary Kinzie (b. 1944)The TattooerThe Same LoveShirley Geok-Lin Lim (b. 1944)To Li PoMy Father's SadnessLearning to love AmericaB. H. Fairchild (b. 1945)The Death of a Small TownA Starlit NightKay Ryan (b. 1945)Paired ThingsTurtleBestiaryChemiseDon't Look BackMockingbirdAdrian C. Louis (b. 1946)Without WordsLooking for JudasMarilyn Nelson (b. 1946)1990 The Ballad of Aunt Geneva1990 How I Discovered Poetry1990 Thus Far by FaithRon Silliman (b. 1946)from The Chinese Notebook, Sections 1-25AI (b. 1947)Child BeaterYusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) Facing ItStarlight Scope MyopiaTu Do StreetBanking PotatoesAmy Uyematsu (b. 1947)DeliberateThe Ten Million Flames of Los AngelesR. S. Gwynn (b. 1948)UntitledBody Bags1-800David Lehman (b. 1948)Rejection SlipFirst LinesHeather McHugh (b. 1948)The Trouble with "In"Earthmoving MaledictionTimothy Steele (b. 1948)Sapphics Against AngerThe SheetsSummerWendy Rose (b. 1948)Vanishing Point: Urban IndianFor the White Poets Who Would Be IndianCarolyn Forché (b. 1950)The Morning BakingThe ColonelDana Gioia (b. 1950)The Next PoemPlanting a SequoiaWilliam Logan (b. 1950)After a Line by F. Scott FitzgeraldSmall Bad TownJorie Graham (b. 1951)MindOver and Over StitchErosionJoy Harjo (b. 1951)She Had Some HorsesSong for the Deer and Myself to Return OnAndrew Hudgins (b. 1951)The HereafterDead ChristElegy for My Father, Who is Not DeadJudith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952)Quincea—eraThe Lesson of the SugarcaneRita Dove (b. 1952)Adolescence- IAdolescence- IIAdolescence - IIIDaystarAlice Fulton (b. 1952)What I LikeThe Expense Of SpiritMark Jarman (b. 1952)Ground Swellfrom Unholy Sonnets:Hands FoldedAfter the PrayingNaomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952)FamousThe Traveling OnionMark Doty (b. 1953)FogHomo Will Not InheritGjertrud Schnackenberg (b. 1953)The PaperweightSupernatural LoveKim Addonizio (b. 1954)First Poem for YouStolen MomentsFrancisco X. Alarcón (b. 1954)The X in my NameBorderDavid Mason (b. 1954)SpooningSong of the PowersBenjamin Alire Sáenz (b. 1954)ResurrectionsTo the DesertMary Jo Salter (b. 1954)Welcome to HiroshimaThe Age of ReasonCathy Song (b. 1955)Beauty and SadnessStamp CollectingJacqueline Osherow (b. 1956)Song for the Music in the Warsaw GhettoGhazal: CometH. L. Hix (b. 1960)No Less Than Twenty-Six Distinct NecronymsReasonsRafael Campo (b. 1964)My Childhood in Another Part of the WorldWhat the Body ToldSherman Alexie (b. 1966)Indian Boy Love Song (#2)from The Native American Broadcasting System:I am the essence of powwow, I amThe Powwow at the End of the WorldMarisa de los Santos (b. 1966)Perfect DressChristian Wiman (b. 1966)What I KnowLarissa Szporluk (b. 1967) VertigoDiane Thiel (b. 1967) Memento Mori in Middle SchoolKevin Young (b. 1970)Quivira City LimitsAcknowledgmentsIndex of Authors and Titles
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