Radiant Silhouette: New & Selected Work, 1974-1988

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1989 - Poetry - 228 pages
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Poems deal with the Orient, music, change, exploration, art, language, and love
  

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User Review  - WB - Goodreads

This is a great Early Selected poems...Very Early I hope...it would be great if the poet stayed on the planet for another fifty years at least, and continued to write great poetry like that collected ... Read full review

Review: Radiant Silhouette: New and Selected Work, 1974-1988

User Review  - Paolo - Goodreads

John Yau is the Big Daddy of poetry, and this, his little parking lot of poems, demonstrates why. Read full review

Contents

Cameo of a Chinese Woman on Mulberry Street
15
Shimmering Pediment
21
Flying Inland
28
Sometimes
34
Postcards from Nebraska
41
A Different Prince
48
The Discovery of Honey
54
The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix
61
Variations on Corpse and Mirror Second Set
139
Carp and Goldfish
145
Cenotaph
151
Halfway to China
156
Cascade
163
Recoil
169
Return of Ulysses I
176
Dragons Blood II
182

The Noise of Life
63
Electric Drills
72
Scenes from the Life of Boullee
81
Late Night Movies I
97
Late Night Movies IV
104
Avenue of Americans
111
Two Kinds of Song
121
Corpse and Mirror II
130
Sam Spade Haiku
188
Private Eye VI
194
Spin Spell Spill
200
A Suite of Imitations Written After Reading
210
Radiant Silhouette II
216
Radiant Silhouette V
222
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About the author (1989)

Critically acclaimed poet and critic John Yau is the author of numerous publications in the fine arts, including The United States of Jasper Johns (1997), Ed Moses: A Retrospective (1996), Morris Graves: Flower Paintings (1994), and In the Realm of Appearances: The Art of Andy Warhol (1993). Yau works and resides in New York City.

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