Online Engagement

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Table Of Contents

CONTENTS

1. Recollections

Lonesome George 3
My Mother Consigns to the Flames My Trove
of Comic Books 4
The Odors of New Jersey 5
Hopes 6
Insanity in the Basement 7
Literacy 9
Progress 10
Early Morning in Turks and Caicos Hospital 14


2. Saints and Others

Martha
Catherine
Nicholas
Jane Austen Drives to Alton in Her Donkey Trap
Thomas Hardy's Obsequies
A Word from Hart Crane's Ghost
In Tiananmen Square


3. Versions

Sonnet for Hélène (Pierre de Ronsard)
Abyss (Charles Baudelaire)
Sea Breeze (Stéphane Mallarmé)
Because the Dinner Meat Was Done to Death
(Stéphane Mallarmé)
My Bohemia (Arthur Rimbaud)
Pierrot's Soliloquy (Jules Laforgue)
Last Poem (Robert Desnos)
Mortal Landscape [Robert Sabatier]

4 Diversions

Riposte
Disabled Music
On a Young Man's Remaining an Undergraduate
for Twelve Years
Cold Beer at the Paul Revere Capture Site

5. Easters

Invitation to the Dance
Jews
Easter Parade in Sorrento

6. Last Acts

Departure
In the Motel Office
Pudge Wescott
Tourist Taking Pictures of Children in Mali
Rush Hour
Rummage Sale
How It Happens
At Eighty

Notes

Acknowledgments

About the Author