Astoria examines the transitory physical world of the body and reflects on the seamless quality of the present moment. Surrounded by the rush and noise of trains, highways, and grocery store checkout lines, the narrator of these poems creates an intimate space in which to ponder the ephemeral nature of everyday things and the deeper meanings that might underlie them all. “It is amazing / we're not more amazed,” one poem muses, “The world / is here / and then it is gone.” The poems in Astoria unravel the hidden within the obvious, and speak to our innate questions of longing, purpose, and existence.
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131st Street ASTORIA awake awkward beach BECOMING A COAT blue Blvd box A box box full Christmas lights clouds Cornell dark dead demolished buildings door dream driving past Duende earth Entrance Everything is True exact shape expressway eyeglasses father sits floated past Floating World garbage Genesee Street girl give thanks glass gravestones hand happiness HOUSE WAS OLD inside invisible kitchen table labyrinth late at night look Lorca moon nail neon sign number nine number three ocean Ochester once parking lot PITTSBURGH PRESS poems PRECISE LOCATION rats ride sand scrap of paper Seemed Pleased Shadow Falls shoe shoulder SIMPLY LIT skull sleep Sooner or later soundless space Spain SPRING DAY stockyards stone story sunlight Thirty-Something thought told train station trees tulips UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Wake wallpaper walls warm waves WEARING A DEATH weightless wind window words YELLOW HEAD