Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life

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Sharon Bryan, William Olsen
Sarabande Books, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 361 pages

"The tone may vary from one essay to another, but more than anything else, these are love stories, not rose-colored romances, but love that includes doubt, violence, wrestling with angels, and devils."--From the Introduction

CONTRIBUTORS:
Eavan Boland
Madeline DeFrees
Stephen Dunn
Reginald Gibbons
Edward Hirsch
Maxine Kumin
J.D. McClatchy
Carl Phillips
Stanley Plumly
Mary Ruefle
Adam Zagajewski
and many others!

 

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Contents

Robin Behn In the Music Room
1
McClatchy Required Reading
15
Jacqueline Osherow Reading Poetry
33
Albert Goldbarth First Principle
39
Order in the World
47
The Middle
73
Eavan Boland Shadow Life
97
Campbell McGrath The Cattle Raid
161
Poets
217
Cynthia Macdonald The Compass of Association
231
Possibilities the Soul for Tenderness
261
Madeline DeFrees Pleasure Dome
273
Reading Imitation
281
Adam Zagajewski Young Poets Please Read
329
The Editors
335
Works Cited
345

Beckian Fritz Goldberg Poetry and Murder
167
Garrett Hongo Reading List for American Poets of
179
The Light
189
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