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Poems
New and Selected
Marianne Boruch



FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin
2004 • 224 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-95-2
$29.95 Hardcover, 978-0-932440-97-6



This new collection features twenty-five new poems and a generous selection by the author from each of her four previous volumes - View from the Gazebo, Descendant. Moss Burning, and A Stick that Breaks and Breaks.

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From the Book:

Little Fugue

Everyone should have a little fugue, she says,
the young conductor
taking her younger charges through
the saddest of pieces, almost a dirge
written for unholy times, and no,
not for money.

Ready? she tells them, measuring out
each line for cello, viola, violin.
It will sound to you
not quite right. She means the aching half-step
of the minor key, no release
from it, that always-on-the-verge-of, that
repeat, repeat.

Everyone should have a little fugue—
I write that down like I cannot write
the larger griefs. For my part, I
believe her. Little fugue I wouldn’t
have to count.



MARIANNE BORUCH'S recent work is a 7th collection of poems, The Book of Hours
and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler, both published in 2011. She’s currently
on a Fulbright, teaching and writing at the University of Edinburgh.



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