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The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest
Barbara Guest; Hadley Guest, ed.; Peter Gizzi, intro.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Introduction: Fair Realist - Peter Gizzi
• Timeline
• Works by Barbara Guest
• Notes and Acknowledgments
• THE LOCATION OF THINGS
• The Location of Things
• Piazzas
• All Grey-Haired My Sisters
• Windy Afternoon
• Russians at the Beach
• The Hero Leaves His Ship
• Les Réalités
• In the Middle of the Easel
• On the Way to Dumbarton Oaks
• Cape Canaveral
• Sunday Evening
• Parachutes, My Love, Could Carry Us Higher
• The Crisis
• Upside Down
• Seeing You Off
• Safe Flights
• Sadness
• Jaffa Juce
• In Dock
• People in Wartime
• Landing
• History
• Oriental Movie
• The Crisis
• West Sixty-Fourth Street
• The Time of Day
• Heroic Stages
• In America, the Seasons
• Belgravia
• In the Alps
• The Past of a Poem
• ARCHAICS
• Atalanta in Arcadia
• “From Eyes Blue and Cold”
• Dido to Aeneas
• Green Awnings
• Palm Trees
• In the Campagna
• “Who will accept our offering at this end of autumn?”
• THE OPEN SKIES (1962)
• The Voice Tree
• Lights of My Eyes
• Snow Angel
• Santa Fe Trail
• Nocturne
• The First of May
• Dardanella
• The Brown Studio
• All Elegies are Black and White
• The Open Skies
• Hurricane
• His Jungle
• Timor Mortis, Florida
• Sand
• Wave
• Geography
• THE BLUE STAIRS (1968)
• The Blue Stairs
• Turkey Villas
• Walking Buddha
• Colonial Hours
• Saving Tallow
• The Return of the Muses
• A Reason
• Direction
• Barrels
• East of Omsk
• Parade’s End
• Clouds Near the Windmill
• Fan Poems
• A Way of Being
• Four Moroccan Studies
• A Handbook of Surfing
• I CHING (1969)
• I Ching
• MOSCOW MANSIONS (1973)
• Red Lilies
• Illyria
• Egypt
• Nebraska
• On Mt. Snowdon
• Rosy
• Ensconcements
• Even Ovid
• The Interruptions
• Moscow Mansions 1
• Moscow Mansions 2
• Knight of the Swan
• Carmen
• Museum
• Byron’s Signatories
• The Poetess
• Losing People
• The Poem Lying Down
• Sassafras
• Circassians
• Another July
• Drawing a Blank
• Stupid
• Physical Pain
• Roses
• Lights of My Eyes
• Passage
• Hohenzollern
• The Stragglers
• Olivetti ode
• On the verge of the path
• Gravel
• Bicycling
• Shifting the Iris
• Green Revolutions
• Poem
• Evening
• The Old Silk Road
• Now
• THE COUNTESS FROM MINNEAPOLIS (1976)
• 1
• 2
• 3: 50 Floors
• 4: Thinking of you Prokofief
• 5: River Road Studio
• 6: Portrait of Mary Rood
• 7: Eating Lake Superior Cisco Smoked Fish
• 8: Musings on the Mississippi
• 9: Legends
• 10
• 11
• 12: Prairie Houses
• 13
• 14
• 15: At the Guthrie Theatre
• 16
• 17: Persians in Minneapolis
• 18:
• 19: (Scop – A Poet) Widsith
• 20
• 21
• 22
• 23
• 24
• 25
• 26
• 27
• 28
• 29
• 30
• 31
• 32
• 33
• 34
• 35: Crocus Hill
• 36
• 37: Activities
• 38
• 39: June
• 40
• 41
• 42: Amaryllis
• THE TÜRLER LOSSES (1979)
• BIOGRAPHY (1980)
• One
• Two
• Three
• Four
• Five
• Six
• Seven
• Eight
• Nine
• QUILTS (1980)
• Quilts
• MUSICALITY (1988)
• Originally with drawings by June Felter
• FAIR REALISM (1989)
• Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights
• La Noche Entra en Calor
• The View from Kandinsky’s Window
• The Thread
• Ilex
• Spring Vine
• Dora Maar
• An Emphasis Falls on Reality
• Valuable Mörike
• The Rose Marble Table
• Shuffling Light
• The Screen of Distance
• Heavy Violets
• The Farewell Stairway (after Balla)
• Words
• Twilight Polka Dots
• The Nude
• Western Additives
• In Medieval Hollow
• Bleat
• Ropes Sway/Country Cousins
• Savannahs
• The Cradle of Culture
• Lawn Bumps
• Tessera
• DEFENSIVE RAPTURE (1993)
• Paulownia
• Dove
• Expectation
• Geese Blood
• Fleet of White
• Atmospheres
• The Surface as Object
• II.
• Defensive Rapture
• Beautiful/Evil
• Borrowed Mirror, Filmic Rise
• Restlessness
• Chalk
• III.
• Borderlands
• Dissonance Royal Traveller
• The Advance of the Grizzly
• The Glass Mountain
• Otranto
• Winter Horses
• IV.
• The Altos
• STRIPPED TALES (1995) WITH ARTIST ANNE DUNN
• structured / immediacy
• / lottery can guess
• the moment / a noun / settles into space
• / germination begins
• undermining /
• opposing ides /
• / which-away
• philosophy / in Norway
• moody / adjectivalness
• need / to identify
• odd / pagination
• property / mix-up
• / selfdom
• a venetian / pallor
• ice / buttons
• history / ambushed
• klebnikov lootage /
• useful / techniques
• loose grams / of nutmeg
• typestry /
• ghost / aboard
• the French woman / beckoned
• moment / of ingenuity
• antiquity /
• what we say /
• empathetic / chimes
• law / of the ether
• Bergson’s Law /
• magicked /
• the position / anarchical
• photo / mirage
• QUILL, SOLITARY APPARITION (1996)
• Finally, to the Italian Girl
• Garment
• Fell, Darkly
• Pallor
• Leaving Modernity
• Cold and its Demeanour
• Quill, Solitary Apparition
• IF SO, TELL ME (1999)
• Valorous Vine
• Storytelling
• Outside of This, That Is
• In Slow Motion
• Doubleness
• Dora Films
• Lily
• The poetry Meter
• The Lull
• Russet Flame
• Unusual Figures
• If So, Tell me
• The Luminous
• Strings
• Deception
• Athletic Writing
• Faery Land
• The Paris Lectures
• The Green Fly
• Confession of My Images
• Effervescence
• The Strum
• Music History
• Sideways
• THE CONFETTI TREES (1999)
• Overboard
• The Tear
• The Cough
• Trousers for Extras
• Nostalgia
• The Guerilla Reporters
• Confucious
• Color
• Nuns
• Corelli
• The Vanished Library
• “Lonely Mess”
• Lubitsch
• Noise
• Preparedness
• “Moments Before…”
• The Dream Motion Picture; A Proposal for Animation
• Nemesia
• The Aromas
• Falling in Love
• Details
• The Confetti Trees
• Romance
• No Words
• Screening Room Notes
• The Minus Ones
• Scenario-iste
• Celluloid
• Ars, Longa
• Metropolis
• Enchantment
• Simultaneity
• The Spell of Beauty
• The Utmost Unreality
• Disappearance
• ROCKS ON A PLATTER (1999)
• “Ideas. As they find themselves…”
• “And the words linger, deciding which direction to take…”
• “Intimacy of tone…”
• “Without shyness or formality…”
• SYMBIOSIS (2000)
• Symbiosis
• Originally appeared with artwork by Laurie Reid
• MINATURES AND OTHER POEMS (2002)
• Miniatures
• Shabby Boot
• Bird of Art
• Spirit Tree
• Turret
• Negative Possibility
• Camisole
• Tiny Foreign Tears
• Transcription
• Lost Speech
• First Prints
• Yesterday
• Pilgrimage
• Finnish Opera
• Photographs
• Petticoat
• Blue
• Arthur
• Autobiography
• Noisetone
• Fourteenth of July
• Chekhovania
• Coal
• Colonial Hours
• Sound and Structure
• Musicianship
• Pathos
• Blurred Edge
• DURER IN THE WINDOW, REFLEXIONS ON ART (2003)
• Poetry
• Lunch at Helen Frankenthaler’s
• On a Painting by Hayden Stubbing
• Homage
• THE RED GAZE (2005)
• 1
• Nostalgia
• An Afternoon in Jeopardy
• Imagined Room
• Loneliness
• A Different Honey
• A Short Narrative
• Freedom
• Alteration
• A Burst of Leaves
• The Next Floor
• Roman Stripes
• The Trickster
• The Hungry Knight
• The Past
• Modernism
• Green Numbers
• Stair of Our Youth
• A Noise of Return
• Freed Color
• The Gold Tap
• Minimal Sound
• The Brown Vest
• 2
• The Red Gaze
• A Dawn Walk
• No Longer Strangers
• Hans Hofmann
• Vignettes
• Echoes
• Instructions
• Composition
• Supposition
• LAST POEMS
• In the Hotel
• Constable’s Method Brightening Near the Bridge
• Beginning of Rain Notes
• Shelley in the Navy-Colored Chair
• Storytelling
• Elf
• Hotel Comfort

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