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Night Mail
Selected Poems
Novica Tadic´; Charles Simic, trans.; Charles Simic, intro.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

Introduction
FROM PRESENCES (1974)
• Dark Climber
• I Ask
• Servant Girl
• FROM
DEATH IN A CHAIR (1975)
• The Guest
• The Maker of Faces Speaks
• The Night Game of the Maker of Faces
• Lightbulb Maker of Faces
• Faucet Maker of Faces
• Needle Maker of Faces
• The Mouth of the Maker of Faces
• The Maker of Faces in the Window
• You Who Appear
• Louse
• Pocket Watch
• FROM
MAW (1981)
• Eye, Evil Eye
• Dogs Gambol
• Street Sonnet
• The Rose
• The Fool
• Gibe
• Toward Evening
• Crow, Snow
• Night Sonnet
• FROM
FIERY HEN (1982)
• Summoning the Night
• Nightingale
• Nobody
• I Run with a Pair of Compasses
• The Wee-Hour Lady
• Night Meditation
• Conversation
• They Come for Me
• Toys, Dream
• Thief
• Jesus
• Man from the Death Institute
• Cat Strike
• Song to the Lamb
• Icicle
• Crazy Woman
• A Feather Plucked from the Tail of the Fiery Hen
• My First Record
• FROM
FOUL LANGUAGE (1984)
• At the Hairdresser
• What the Young Man Said
• Antipsalm
• I Loaded Upon My Neck
• Text, Silk
• Black Mass
• FROM
THE OBJECT OF RIDICULE (1987)
• This Morning I Walked through the Park
• The Murderers are Sunning Themselves
• Sun’s Shame
• My Magpie
• The Operator Calls Me
• Shoulder Cape, Story
• Crazy Tenant
• Little Picture Catalogue
• Medusa
• Song
• Die
• from
Street (1990)
• 1989
• This is the Day
• My Night Labors
• This Instant Young Noah Went By
• To a Marksman
• Liar
• Laocoon/Serpent
• FROM
SPARROW HAWK (1990)
• I’ll Stand Lame before Deaf Judges
• Orator
• Blissfully Open Wide is the Mouth of the Idiot
• Apple
• He Turns the Pages of Books and Examines the Poems There

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