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Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire
Brenda Hillman

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• I. ON THE MIRACLE OF NAMELESS FEELING
• To Spirits of Fire
• After Harvest
• Some Kinds of Reading in Childhood
• The Fuel of an Infinite Life
• Grammar of This Life at Noon
• Geminid Showers & Health Care Reform
• Late Autumn Storms at Pigeon Point
• At the Solstice, a Yellow Fragment
• Early Sixties Christmas in the West
• The Vowels Pass By in English
• Something Has Been Reading the Fireroots •The Body Politic Loses Her Hair
• In High Desert Under the Drones
• Between Semesters, the Fragments Follow Us •We Saw the E Look Back
• I Heard Flame-Folder Spring Bring Red
• En Route to Bolinas, a Rose
• In the Room of Glass Breasts
• Equinox Ritual with Ravens & Pines
• To Leon, Born before a Marathon
• Fable of Work in the World
• A Halting Probability, on a Train
• In Summer, Everything Is Something’s Twin
• To Stem the Time We Spent
• Facelessbook
• Two Summer Aubades, After John Clare
• The Practice of Talking to Plants
• Ecopoetics Minifesto: A Draft for Angie
• Foggy Animist Morning in the Vineyard
• Previous Dawn in the Next Field
• West Marin Night During Perseid Showers
• For One Whose Love Has Gone
• Patience Swoons in the Sword Ferns
• Between the Fire & the Flood
• Between the Souls & the Meteors
• Moaning Action at the Gas Pump
• Elegy for an Activist in Winter
• Autumn Ritual with Hate Turned Sideways
• Rituals with Food Before the Feast•After the Feast at Year’s End
• Report on Visiting the District Office
• After a Death in Early Spring
• Imperishable Longing to Be with Others
• The Hour Until We See You
• Till It Finishes What It Does
• After a Very Long Difficult Day
• A Spiral Tries to Feel Again
• You Were in Sunlight Being Prepared
• On the Miracle of Nameless Feeling
• II A SENSE OF THE LIVELY UNIT
• As the Roots Prepare for Literature
• Summer Mountain Lightning & Some Music
• The Elements Are Mixed in Childhood
• At the Snow Line in Summer
• Sky of Omens, Floor of Fragments
• The Seeds Talk Back to Monsanto
• Coda: Suggested Activism for Endangered Seeds
• The Nets Between Solstice & Equinox
• Very Far Back in This Life
• To the Writing Students at Orientation
• The Letters Learn to Breathe Twice
• Local Warming & Early Autumn Butterflies
• Halfway Through Civilization, Late to Another
• Imitating a Squirrel at my Job
• Experiments with Poetry Are Taken Outdoors
• A Short Walk During Late Capitalism
• A Quiet Afternoon at the Office
• A Quiet Afternoon at the Office II
• When the Occupations Have Just Begun
• After The Orionids, Near the Plaza
• From the Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
• Short Anthem for the General Strike
• Mists From People As They Pass
• Types of Fire at the Strike
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• A Brutal Encounter Recollected in Tranquility
• & the Tents Went Back Up
• 2 Journal Entries During Occupy SF
• An Almanac of Coastal Winter Creatures
• The Second Half of the Survey
• Lyrid Meteor Showers During Your Dissertation
• Poem of Hope, Almost at Equinox
• Radical Lads, Blisters & Glad Summers
• Mystical Lichen Falls Through the Fonts
• Smart Galaxies Work with Our Mother
• In the evening of the Search
• Acknowledgments & Notes

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:29:40 -0500