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A Thousand Friends of Rain
New and Selected Poems 1976-1998
Kim Stafford

Carnegie Mellon University Press



Contents

• NAKNUWISHA, NEW POEMS
• Naknuwisha
Daddy
• Trying to Remember a Miwok Word
• A Manifesto on Weakness
• One Prayer from Eden
• Joulia's Boast
• Midnight Literature at the Stardust Motel
• Louise
• Twelve for Perrin
• Oregon Reunion of the Rare
• August 1997
• The Good Son
• Killing Time Before the Night Begins
• A Thousand Friends of Rain

• A GYPSY'S HISTORY OF THE WORLD, 1976
• Shaman
• Cove
• Proposal
• Residence in Grizzly
• Historic marker
• Orcas Island
• Bum
• Spanish Museum
• A Gypsy's History of the World
• Marriage
• The Basket Deep
• Inside the Fence: Tule Lake Internment Camp
• Early Riser

• BRAIDED APART, 1976
• The Small Hours
• Blowing Dust off the Map
• Climbing the Wildcat Grade
• Crow Feather
• A Story I Remember Hearing That No-one Told

• THE GRANARY, 1982
• Rain in the Mountains
• Red Cloud
• Taking Anna Home
• Kindling
La Llorona
• The Rocking Chari
• Inheritance at Wheatland
• Sleeping in the Barn
• The Lighthouse
• The Bears
• Letter to Phil
• Cadillac

• PLACES & STORIES, 1987
• Bobby Kennedy's Rocker
• Feather Bag, Stick Bag
• Thomas Jefferson Provides a List of Words
• Wilma Tells How They Moved Old Joseph's Bones
• Shockly
• Tubby Tells About His Uncle Mike
• Liberty Dollar
• Her Mother Tells Her
• Losing One
• Flower Drawn from Thorn
• If We Shed Our Names
• Salish Graveyard, Central B.C.
• When St. Babylon Rides Her Midnight
• Paulina Rodeo
• What Ever Happened to Stumptown's Gypsy Slim
• Aunt Charlotte Said
• This Woman Was Our Kite
• Hacksaw Says Their Marriage Vows
• Book of Hours
• Figurehead on the Good Ship MaryAnne
• Restless Calligraphy of the Human Form
• In a Photography My Grandmother, Re-Shingling the Roof, Pretends to Be Departed for Heaven
• Don't Talk on the Sabbath
• Under an Oak in California
• Opening the Book
• After the Barn Collapsed
• All
• Walking to the Mailbox
• Joanne's Gift
• Back Home in the Shopping Center

• APPLE BOUGH SOLILOQUY, 1995
• Apple Bough Soliloquy

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