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Intensive Care
Selected and New Poems
Miroslav Holub; Stuart Freibert, trans.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• A Note on the Selection and Translations
• (GENEALOGY)
• Bones
• Wings
• Truth
• The Door
• Riders
• Fall of Troy
• Discobolos
• The Fly
• Napoleon
• The Corporal Who Killed Archimedes
• Great Ancestors
• From the Travels of Abigdor Karo
• Glass
• Fish
• Skinning
• The Forest
• Dreams
• Five Minutes After the Air Raid
• Annuciation
• The Steam Car
• The Prague of Jan Palach
• Whaling
• At Last
• The Moth
• Head-Smashed-In
• Crowd-Walkers
• The British Museum
• The Ten Commandments
• Supper
• (ANTHROPOLOGY)
• Ode to Joy
• Love
• Lovers in August
• Night at the Observatory
• United Flight 412
• Landscapes
• The Minotaur on Love
• On the Origin of 6 p.m.
• Love, As They Say
• Parallels Syndrome
• The End of the Week
• Freedom
• The Day of the Pollyanna
• The Dangers of the Night
• Man Cursing the Sea
• Burning
• The Wall inthe Corner by the Stairs
• Half a Hedgehog
• My Mother Learns Spanish
• Autumn
• Philosophy of Fall
• The Garden of Old People
• A Boy’s Head
• Prince Hamlet’s Milk Tooth
• Teacher
• Hemophilia/Los Angeles
• Immanuel Kant
• Whale Songs
• Elementary School Field Trip to the Dinosaur Exhibit
• The Rampage
• Masterpiece
• (SEMIOLOGY)
• Although
• Swans in Flight
• Teaching About Diseases
• Brief Reflection on Cats Growing on Trees
• Brief Reflection on Accuracy
• Brief Reflection on the Theory of Relativity
• Brief Reflection on an Old Woman with a Pushcart
• Brief Reflection on Gargoyles
• Brief Reflection on the Butchering of Carp
• Brief Reflection on Floods
• Meeting Ezra Pound
• The Autumn Bus
• The Angel of Death
• Crucifix
• Sand Game
• Door II
• Questioning
• Fairy Tales
• How We Played the Gilgamesh Epic
• Scene with Fiddlers
• Punch’s Dream
• The Sorcerer’s Lament
• Ganesha
• (PATHOLOGY)
• Reality
• Suffering
• In the Microscope
• Pathology
• The Bomb
• Explosion
• The Dead
• Collision
• Brief Reflection on the Word ‘Pain’
• Distant Howling
• Interferon
• While Fleeing
• The Earth is Shrinking
• Spinal Cord
• Heart Failure
• Pompeii
• Kuru, or the Smiling Death Syndrome
• Vanishing Lung Syndrome
• Crush Syndrome
• Anencephaly
• Intensive Care Unit
• Heart Transplant
• (TAUTOLOGY)
• What Else
• The Best Room, or Interpretation of a Poem
• End of the Game
• Landscape with Poets
• Two in a Landscape
• the Minotaur’s Thoughts on Poetry
• Conversation with a Poet
• The Autumn Orchard
• Literary Bash
• the Pied Pipers
• Anatomy of January
• The Rain at Night
• Fog
• Behind the House
• The Earliest Angels
• Anything About God •The Teaching of the Master
• The Last Night Bus
• The Bird
• Spacetime

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