Word of Mouth

Paperback $14.95

Vintage | Mar 11, 2003 | 208 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375713156

  • Paperback$14.95

    Vintage | Mar 11, 2003 | 208 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375713156

  • Ebook$13.99

    Vintage | Mar 25, 2009 | 208 Pages | ISBN 9780307549648

Table Of Contents

Introduction


QUINCY TROUPE
Flight
Eye Change Dreams

CZESLAW MILOSZ
Preparation
A Song on the End of the World
In Common

HEATHER McHUGH
The Size of Spokane
What He Thought
Unguent
High Jinx

CAMPBELL McGRATH
Delphos, Ohio
Capitalist Poem #42
The Golden Angel Pancake House
The Gulf

C. D. WRIGHT
Everything Good Between Men and Women
Song of the Gourd
30
JACK GILBERT
Tear It Down
Almost Happy
Married
The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart

DAVID LEHMAN
January 1 [1998]
March 16 [1996]
April 26 [1998]
August 31 [2000]
December 29 [1997]

WANG PING
No Sense of Direction
Of Flesh & Spirit
These Images

JOSEPH BRODSKY
A Song
Blues
Törnfallet

PAUL BEATTY
Aa Bb Cc . . . Xx Yy and Zzing
Dib Dab
At Ease

DIANE DI PRIMA
April Fool Birthday Poem for Grandpa
Ode to Elegance

LORNA DEE CERVANTES
Bananas

PAUL MULDOON
The Birth
Anseo
The Briefcase

LUCILLE CLIFTON
sam
june 20
homage to my hips
daughters

NAOMI SHIHAB NYE
My Friend’s Divorce
Going for Peaches, Fredericksburg, Texas
Wedding Cake

RICHARD BLANCO
Décima Guajira
Photo Shop
The Silver Sands

ALBERT GOLDBARTH
Coinages: A Fairy Tale
How Easy It Is
An Explanation

CARRIE ALLEN McCRAY
Thoughts at the Grave Site
Strange Patterns
Two Ways to Cook Macaroni and Cheese for Pastor
Trade Off
Anemone

BELLE WARING

It Was My First Nursing Job
So Get Over It, Honey

RUSSELL EDSON
On the Eating of Mice
Counting Sheep
Antimatter
The Fall

KEVIN YOUNG
[Blues]
Eddie Priest’s Barbershop & Notary
Negative

NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL
Nude
The Race

CHARLES HARPER WEBB
The New Marriage
Tone of Voice
Buyer’s Remorse

DENISE DUHAMEL
Hippie Barbie
Barbie Joins a Twelve Step Program
Buddhist Barbie

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

Anodyne
The Deck
Venus’s-flytraps

HAL SIROWITZ

Two Visits in One Day
Horns on Your Head
Crumbs
Word Power

LUCIA PERILLO

Compulsory Travel
Lost Innocence of the Potato Givers

AMY GERSTLER

Modern Madonnas
Her Account of Herself
My Muse

MAURA STANTON

Gifts
Childhood
Maple Tree

MARILYN CHIN

The Floral Apron
Song of the Sad Guitar
Rhapsody in Plain Yellow

PHILIP BOOTH

Hope
First Lesson
Evening

JANE COOPER

The Blue Anchor
Rent

ELIZABETH SPIRES
Easter Sunday 1955
On the Island

Permissions
Acknowledgments

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