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A Fast Life
The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos
Tim Dlugos; David Trinidad, ed.

Nightboat Books



Contents

• Introduction
• Acknowledgments
• Chronology
• About My Work
• PHILADELPHIA: 1970-1973
• Cosmogony
• “Sit on the mountain, young gentlemen.”
• Beyond the Light and the Rocks
• Guillaume de Lorris
• Surf Music, Tea with Honey
• Night Kitchen
• Lindfors as Mother Courage
• Loon Dance
• Last Poem, First Morning
• “I really like your poems,”
• “Who will have whom in the next life?”
• “I could not find a pen”
• Michael
• “Nicotiana-Sensation”
• David Cassidy
• Last Letter
• “All the poems I ever write won’t tell me”
• Poem for Pascal, I’m Going Away
• After Parting
• “Here is the blond world of Sunday morning:”
• An Undelivered Class Presentation on the Subject of Gay Consciousness
• “David Cassidy, I want to fuck you!”
• A Note
• Heading Into the City
• Niagara
• Watching
Psycho for the First Time
• For Michael Lally
• For My Cousin, Christine Spring (1948-1971)
• Were Wolf
• Small Poem
• “How long can one be blackly humorous?”
• Morning Offering
• John Tongue
• After Separation
• Shelly Winters
• Letter Poem
• Allentown
• On TV
• “fell asleep stoned second”
• Dan Propper
• Poem After Dinner
• Note to Bob Chamberlain
• Ash Wednesday – 5 Poems
• Chris Street
• Chris Street II
• Friday Night
• Joe
• Crabs? No Crabs
• Second Anniversary
• WASHINGTON, D.C.: 1973-1976
• Crazy
• Death By Drowning
• Ninety-One Degrees
• Things I Might Do
• On Seeing Gary Cooper Wake Up in Bed with Walter Brennan in
The Westerner
• Compensation
• High There
• Next Chapter
• The Way We Are Now
• Two Things a Star Wouldn’t Do
• Haiku
• Mescaline
• Famous Writers
• September 12
• Ten Movies
• Flaming Angel
• Out of Love
• Night Life
• Incredible Risks
• The High Air
• After Anne Hershon’s Party
• Poem for Jeanne
• The Third Sex
• After a Line By Ted Berrigan
• NYC Diary
• Note and Sonnet
• So Far
• Gangster of Love
• Day Light
• Mallarmé
• Dream Series
• Death Series
• Homage to P. Inman
• Too Far
• American Baseball
• Gilligan’s Island
• The Black Forest
• Under the Sky
• President Truman
• Let’s Go / From Journal
• As It Is
• Where I Stand
• Note to J.A.
• Great Art
• The President’s Son
• Je Suis Ein Americano
• Tarot for My History
• Great Books of the 1950s
• Some
• Stanzas for Martina
• Clubs I’ve Joined
• “Light shines through the leaves”
• A Fast Life
• Prisoners of the Heart
• At the Point
• Poppers
• Powder Puff
• Strong Feelings
• Poles Apart
• For Years
• Sleep with Paul
• Lunch with Paul
• Sonnet (“my nixon imitations cut across”)
• Sonnet (“a fast life Roscoe’s, 4 p.m.”)
• Day for Paul
• You Are There
• Knowing It
• Song from Dreams
• The Death of a President
• Sonnet (“The river fills with shining rain, the way”)
• White Petals
• 2 Fragments for Steve Hamilton
• Jet
• MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN: 1976-1988
• Thomas Merton Lived on Perry Street
• Note to Michael
• Terminal Days
• “cool air in my chest it’s”
• I Remember Spinner
• New Hope
• Sonnet (“The night he leaves, you find a shiny dime”)
• Key Strokes
• Sonnet (“Fronds plummet from the treebelt to the street”)
• To JB from KW
• Cross Dress
• In London
• Bindo Altoviti
• Tetracycline Days
• The Best of Gaucho
• The Young Poet
• The Steven Hamilton Sestina
• Qum
• “Once I Let a Man Blow Me”
• Flipper
• Gone with the Wind
• Pastorale
• How I Got My Books
• The Rubber Lady
• “as if Nantucket were Archangel, icebreakers”
• Nerves
• “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash,”
• Amsterdam
• The Absence of Light and a Drawing by Edward
• The Cost of Living
• Song of Bernadette
• Entre Nous
• Thanksgiving Sonnet
• New York’s Numbers
• Negative Credit
• Chez Jane
• Sunday, Brooklyn Heights
• The Confessions of Zeno
• Grist
• From Journal (“Picking up background material for a copy assignment...”)
• Harbor Lights
• Columbia Livia
• Foo Dog Blues
• East Longmeadow
• Rego Park
• There’s Something about the Dying
• Philip’s Razor
• If I Were Bertolt Brecht
• Janet’s Repentance
• Tim Dlugos, Young Republican
• Obscure Destinations
• The Glorious Mysteries
• To Be Young, Gifted and Black
• Desire Under the Pines
• Brian and Tim
• The Lions of St. Mark’s
• A Way of Life
• Three Wishes for the Murdered Sisters
• A Birthday Note to Karen
• Sodom
• Whores de Commerce
• Solidarity
• Twenty-Four Hour Massage
• For Dennis from Delirium
• Epithalamium
• Sometimes I Think
• Film
• From Journal (“The Apparition at La Salette to the children...”)
• Steve Reich and Musicians
• Not Stravinsky
• May Rain
• The Bar
• Psalm
• From Journal (“On most perfect sunny morning of the year...”)
• Close
• Wall Street Sauna
• Song
• On This Train Are People Who Resemble
• June 25th
• “Don’t know why”
• Failed Pilot
• Summer, South Brooklyn
• My Death
• Harding’s Beach
• If We’re So Fucking Smart Why Aren’t We Rich
• New Music
• Myron and Milton’s Caprice
• To Clear Things Up, Scott
• Columbus Day
• No Sympathy
• Sonnet (“Joe Jackson walks into the Ninth Circle”)
• Sonnet (“Stevie Nicks walks into the Parisian weather”)
• Spy of Love
• The Nineteenth Century Is 183 Years Old
• Green Acres
• A Sense
• Foot Gear
• The Influence of Alcohol Upon History
• The Morning
• Pretty Convincing
• Music That Makes Me Cry
• Another You
• Tonight
• Week
• This Much Fun
• Lit
• Spinner
• Octavian
• Armagnac
• Cape and Islands
• “Fame the insatiable cousin”
• The Fruit Streets
• Four Organs
• Words for Simone Weil
• Trinidad
• Christopher Isherwood
• Healing the World from Battery Park
• July
• King of the Wood – “Know you not” – “ In which meaning is a quantity,” – “Night goes up in... smoke? No, fog” – “
Go gently into that good morning,” – “O say, can you see?” – “Fresh as red air of Tuscany, the dawn” – To Walter Lowenfels – “Hercules becomes Celestial” – “Exult now, all you angels and archangles,” – Where Is Art? – “Old man, look at my life” – October – “Dear heart, wish you or I were here or there...”
• Gerrit, Bagel and
• Here Comes the Bride
• Destalinize the Sky
• Moral Imagination
• Awash in Angels
• Fan Mail from Some Flounder
• Retrovir
• NEW HAVEN AND MANHATTAN: 1988-1990
• The Certitude of Night
• Come in from the Rain
• No Voice
• The Traps
• West 22nd Street
• Ash Wednesday
• Palmer
• Ordinary Time
• Erosion
• Et In Arcadia Ego
• Friends Service
• Signs of Madness
• All Souls Day
• Parable
• Powerless
• G-9
• Harmony in Red
• Etiquette in 1969
• Your New House
• Turning
• “I used to love an architect,”
• “I’m as sick as my secrets.”
• Sonnet (“I didn’t want to tell you that I kept”)
• It Used to Be More Fun
• The Far West
• Station
• Prayers, Works, Joys, and Sufferings
• Saying It Simply
• Virgins and Martyrs
• Radiant Child
• The Truth
• Fools for Christ
• Heartless Words
• The Sixties
• Mehr Licht
• Good Morning
• Swede
• Parachute
• Breathing in Connecticut
• Hoosier Rhapsody
• Goodbye to Chrysis
• As Alive
• Sleep Like Spoons
• Anne Frank House
• Lagoon Capriccio
• Turandot
• D.O.A.
• Notes
• Index of Titles
• Index of First Names

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