Category: Poetry

Season of Advent; “The scene in the stable”; The Voice; The Thaw

Just a Joe; Compunction

“In a Sentimental Mood”; Brother Ass; Manual Typewriter; Palms

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Against the Blues; Egret; Bathers

In This Country

From “A Japan Journal”

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The Metamorphosis of the Plants

One Thing I Know About the Dead; Secrets

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The Alibi

On the Screened-In Porch


A Game of Chess; Wounded Knee, South Dakota

The Oscillation of the Waves

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The Underworld

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Pacific Light; The Lover Making Tea

The Conservatory

My Father Returns as a Luna Moth; A Happy Childhood; Blackout Good Friday Night; Elegy of Mixed Feelings

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Somewhere Else Entirely

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A Shadow; A Night’s Work; The Blue

Map of the Lost Empire; Three Drunk Poets

Care, Christmas 2014

Au Musée (Fantin-Latour); In the Orchard

Yahweh the Avenger; Yahweh the Rock; Yahweh the Stork

To the Boy Who Burned a Snowman


Doing the Death We Call Pretty

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The Tulips

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Edgar Allan Poe Dines at Thomas Jefferson’s Home; The White Piano

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Chymical; Tübingen, January; Tenebrae

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Alternatives to This

The Stain

Fear: The New Passion


The Walking Stick

The First Line Was the Last to be Written

Why Publish?; We Told You Lies

Boxing with Sylvia Beach

Save the Date


Composed a Few Miles North of Los Angeles

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Advice to the Creator; Three Riddles

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The Seekers; Strength to Change; Distance

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Looking On

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Préface en Prose

Christmas at Washington’s Crossing

February Light; After the Stroke; A Half-Moon in March

When You Said That; Self of Steam; What looked like luck