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Poets Reading
The FIELD Symposia
David Walker, ed.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

Preface
• EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886)
• Nancy Willard: Questioning the Pilgrim
• Charles Simic: Ambiguity’s Wedding
• David Walker: Stinging Work
• Stanley Plumly: Doors Ajar
• Martha Collins: The Outer from the Inner
• David Young: Electric Moccasins
• GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844-1889)
• Charles Wright: Improvisations: With Father Hopkins on Lake Como
• Gerald Stern: Some Thoughts
• David Young: Surprised by Grief
• Lee Upton: “Disremembering, Dismembering”
• Dennis Schmitz: On “Carrion Comfort”
• Stanley Plumply: “Hear What I Do”
• Marianne Boruch: Becoming “Epithalamion”
• WALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955)
• Dennis Schmitz: On “Peter Quince at the Clavier”
• Philip Booth: On “Domination of Black”
• Alberta Turner: Astonished
• Laura Jensen: Why I like “The Snow Man”
• Maxine Kumin: On “A Postcard from the Volcano”
• David Young: Gaiety of Language
• Shirley Kaufman: On “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”
• William Stafford: On “Poetry Is a Destructive Force”
• Albert Goldbarth: On “The Glass of Water”
• Stanley Plumly: “ The Class of Water”: A Footnote
• Pamela Stewart: On Stevens’ “Yellow Afternoon”
• Marvin Bell: On “Arrival at the Waldorf”
• David Walker: On “Puella Parvula”
• WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883-1963)
• Donald Justice: On Purity of Style
• Marvin Bell: Williams and “Dedication...”
• Marcia Southwick: On “Dedication for a Plot of Ground”
• Donald Hall: William Carlos Williams and the Visual
• David Walker: On “The Polar Bear”
• Miroslav Holub: W.C. Williams on Death
• Charles Simic: Streets Strewn with Garbage
• Gerald Stern: On “Canthara”
• Stanley Plumly: Reading Williams
• Paul Mariani: An April of Small Waves
• EZRA POUND (1885-1972)
• Donald Hall: Pound’s Sounds
• William MAtthews: Young Ezra
• Stanley Plumly: Pound’s Garden
• James Laughlin: Rambling Around Pound’s Propertius
• Norman Dubie: Some Notes: Into the Sere and Yellow
• Carol Muske: Alba LXXIX
• Charles Wright: Improvisations on Pound
• MARIANNE MOORE (1887-1972)
• Lynne McMahon: On “The Steeple-Jack”
• David Walker: Imperial Happiness
• Barbara Molloy-Olund: Man—Sea—Silence
• Stanley Plumly: Absent Things
• Lee Upton: An Invitation to Wonder
• David Young: Clipped Wings
• ANNA AKHMATOVA (1889-1966)
• Lenore Mayhew: Images from a Life
• Alberta Turner: Translating the Translations
• Marcia Southwick: A Slab of Clay, a Handful of Dust
• Judith Hemschemeyer: A Poet and Her Country
• Deborah Digges: Translation and the Egg
• David Young: Mending What Can’t Be Mended
• Marilyn Krysl
• The Leper’s Battle
• OSIP MANDELSTAM (1892-1941)
• Franz Wright: Persephone’s Bees: Thoughts on Mandelstam
• Agha Shahid Ali: The Blessed Word
• David young: Stars Versus Salt
• Silvia Fischerová: The Time vs. the Age
• Martha Collins: the Speech of Silence Laboring
• Robert Bly: The Beauty of Sound
• EUGENIO MONTALE (1896-1981)
• Sandra McPherson: On “In the Greenhouse”
• Jerome Mazzaro: “The Custom-House” and “Lemons”
• David St. John: Eugenio Montale’s “Two in Twilight”
• Dana Gioia: From Pastoral to Apocalypse in Mid-Sentence
• James Merrill: On “Mottetti VII”
• Sonia Raiziss: Montale’s “Dream” Poem
• David Young: The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain
• Reg Saner: Montale and the Outsider
• Charles Wright: Improvisations on Montale
• ROBERT FRANCIS (1901-1987)
• David Young: Robert Francis and the Bluejay
• Donald Hall: On “His Running My Running”
• Robert Wallace: The Excellence of “Excellence”
• Alberta Turner: Permitting Craft
• Richard Wilbur: On Robert Francis’ “Sheep”
• David Walker: Francis Reading and Reading Francis
• PABLO NERUDA (1904-1973)
• Marianne Boruch: The Shape of His Melancholy
• David Young: The Wave That Does Not Die
• David St. John: Pablo Neruda’s “Walking Around”
• Robert Bly: Walking Around with Pablo Neruda
• William O’Daly: To the Earth and Its Winter
• THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963)
• Marianne Boruch: Three Spirits
• Thomas Lux: The Secret Joinery of Song
• Alberta Turner: A Second Reading
• Martha Collins: Word-Work
• Gerald Stern: More Major
• Beckian Fritz Goldberg: The Case of “The Tree, the Bird”
• ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979)
• Sandra McPherson: “The Armadillo”: A Commentary
• David Walker: Elizabeth Bishop and the Ordinary
• Elizabeth Spires: Questions of Knowledge
• Marianne Boruch: Original Shell
• Sherod Santos: A Connoisseur of Loneliness
• J. D. McClatchy: Some Notes on “One Art”
• Alberta Turner: On “First Death in Nova Scotia”
• Jean Valentine: On “Sonnet”
• ROBERT HAYDEN (1913-1980)
• Alberta Turner: On “Those Winter Sundays”
• Niccolò N. Donzella: Elegy for an American
• W. D. Snodgrass: Robert Hayden: The Man in the Middle
• Calvin Hernton: Shining
• Anthony Walton: The Eye of Faith
• Yusef Komunyakaa: Journey into “(American Journal)”
• RANDALL JARRELL (1914-1965)
• Laura Jensen: Potential for Whole Totem
• Bruce Weigl: An Autobiography of Nightmare
• C. D. Wright: Mission of the Surviving Gunner
• Fred Chappell: The Longing to Belong
• David St. John: Randall Jarrell’s “Seele im Raum”
• Ralph Burns: The Plain Truth in “The Truth”
• David Young: Day for Night
• Nancy Willard: Radiant Facts
• Marianne Boruch: Rhetoric and Mystery
• David Walker: The Shape on the Bed
• WILLIAM STAFFORD (1914-1993)
• Charles Simic: On “At the Bomb Testing Site”
• Henry Taylor: Millions of Intricate Moves
• Jonathan Holden: On “With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach”
• Margaret Atwood: On “Waking at 3 A.M.”
• Linda Pastan: “On “Ask Me”
• Tom Andrews: Glimpses into Something Ever Larger
• Alberta Turner: On “Things I Learned Last Week”
• David Young: Shivers of Summer Wind
• MIROSLAV HOLUB (1923-1998)
• Edward Hirsch: Surveyor of Worlds
• Larry Levis: So That: On Holub’s “Meeting Ezra Pound”
• Dennis Schmitz: Distancing
• Sylva Fischerová: A Game with Faces
• Tom Andrews: Lives of a Cell
• W. S. MERWIN (b. 1927)
• Bruce Beasley: The Anti-Catechism of W. S. Merwin
• David Walker: W. S. Merwin as Dramatist
• C. D. Wright: Echo Rising
• James Baker Hall: If There Is a Place Where Is the Language
• David Young: Caught Breath• Christopher Merrill: In Search of the Genuine
• William Matthews: Layered Vision
• Carol Muske: The Transparent Mask
• Notes on Contributors
• Acknowledgments
• Index

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