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In Defense of Nothing
Selected Poems, 1987–2011
Peter Gizzi

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• FROM PERIPLUM, AND OTHER POEMS
• Song of the Interior Begin
• Periplum
• Blue Peter
• Still Life With Automobile
• Thirty Sentences for No One
• Poem for John Wieners
• Despite Your Notices
• Psalm
• Deus ex Machina
• Song of the Den
• Periplum VII (A Valentine)
• FROM ARTIFICIAL HEART
• New Picnic Time
• Toy
• Another Day on the Pilgrimage
• Speck
• Will Call
• Ledge Domain
• Lonely Tylenol
• Reed
• Caption
• Pierced
• Fables of Critique
• A Textbook of Chivalry
• FROM SOME VALUES OF LANDSCAPE AND WEATHER
• Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear
• The Ethics of Dust
• A History of the Lyric
• Add This to the House
• Some Values of Landscape and Weather
• Overtakelessness
• Hawthorne
• Edgar Poe
• Revival
• To be Written in no Other Country
• In Defense of Nothing
• Lessons in Darkness
• It was Raining in Delft
• Fin Amor
• Beginning With a Phrase
• From Simone Weil
• FROM THE OUTERNATIONALE
• A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me
• The Quest
• Stung
• Untitled Amherst Specter
• A Telescope Protects its View
• That’s Life
• Nocturne
• Vincent, Homesick for The Land of Pictures
• Wintry Mix
• Saturday and its Festooned Potential
• The Moonlight Defense
• Bolshevescent
• The Outernationale
• FROM THRESHOLD SONGS
• The Growing Edge
• Lullaby
• Hypostasis & New Year
• Eye of the Poem
• Snow Globe
• Analemma
• This Trip Around the Sun is Expensive
• Basement Song
• Pinocchio’s Gnosis
• Tiny Blast
• Tradition & The Indivisible Talent
• Apocrypha
• A Note on the Text
• Oversong
• History is Made at Night
• Bardo
• Modern Adventures at Sea
• Fragment (To the Reader)

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