Turning Sixty: Poems

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Zoland Books, 2001 - Poetry - 73 pages
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An allegorical novel in the French literary tradition, and a compulsive page-turner.

A collection of work from the last twenty years, "Turning Sixty "is the poet's present to himself: rediscovered work seen afresh with more mature eyes. Many of these 60 previously unpublished poems were written around the time of the poet's first fame, the 1978 publication, in the prestigious Princeton Contemporary Poets Series, of "Listeners at the Breathing Place,"

Gary Miranda is the author of two previous collections of poetry, "Listeners at the Breathing Place" (1978) and "Grace Period "(1983), both published by Princeton University Press Contemporary Poets Series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Contents

Directions into the Poems
3
Sonnet for Salvadore
4
Wisdom
5
Gods Grace
6
Eve in Eden
7
Vigilante
8
Mice
9
The Fig
10
Greek Bus
42
Love Poem with Bats
43
Phaleron Beach
44
After the Storm
45
Although You Say No Future
46
Day of Departure
47
OneNight Stand
48
The Cleaning Lady
49

The Fox
11
Child
12
The Basic Twohanded Shift
13
Ghost Shack
14
Great Aunt Becky
15
For A Boy on the Bench
16
For John Crowe Ransom
17
Retreat
18
Definition
19
Ghost Writer
20
The Revision
21
The Exam Committee
22
Of Foreign Lands and People
23
The Monster of Bad Orb
25
To Isabel
28
In the Netherlands
29
Vienna Foursome
30
The Fierce Dogs
31
Milk Creek
32
Acknowledgment
34
Remembering Your Names
35
Yannis Ritsos on the Island of Samos
37
Greek Girl with Child
38
Cockroach
40
Distances
50
Boston and Beyond
51
To St Christopher
53
Planes
54
Undercurrents
55
Love Letter 2
56
Memory
57
Busses
58
On Finding Rails Photo
59
The Friend
60
Something Important
61
The Role of the Arts in Education
62
Eye Witnesses
63
Item
65
If You Are Discontent
66
Value Is Relative
67
The House that Derek Made
68
Womb
69
Premonition
70
Slot Machine
71
The Volunteer
72
Poem for the Body
73
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