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Aug 13, 2002 | ISBN 9780375415043

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Table Of Contents

Foreword

WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892)
Mannahatta
Broadway
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819–1891)
The House-Top: A Night Piece

AMY LOWELL (1874–1925)
The Taxi
Anticipation

WALLACE STEVENS (1879–1955)
Arrival at the Waldorf

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883–1963)
The Great Figure

SARA TEASDALE (1884–1933)
Union Square
Broadway

MARIANNE MOORE (1887–1972)
New York

CLAUDE MCKAY (1889–1948)
The Tropics in New York
The City’s Love
A Song of the Moon

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892–1950)
Recuerdo
‘‘If I should learn’’

DOROTHY PARKER (1893–1967)
Observation

E. E. CUMMINGS (1894–1962)
“Taxis toot whirl people moving”

CHARLES REZNIKOFF (1894–1976)
“Walk about the subway station”

FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA (1898–1936)
Dawn

HART CRANE (1899–1933)
To Brooklyn Bridge
The Harbor Dawn
The Tunnel

LANGSTON HUGHES (1902–1967)
The Weary Blues
Good Morning
Harlem
Juke Box Love Song
Subway Rush Hour

HELENE JOHNSON (1906–1995)
The Street to the Establishment

W. H. AUDEN (1907–1973)
Refugee Blues
September 1, 1939

GEORGE OPPEN (1908–1984)
Pedestrian

ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911–1979)
The Man-Moth
Letter to N.Y.

MURIEL RUKEYSER (1913–1980)
Seventh Avenue

MAY SWENSON (1913–1989)
Staying at Ed’s Place
At the Museum of Modern Art

KARL SHAPIRO (1913–2000)
Future-Present

LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (1919– )
“The Pennycandystore beyond the El”

AMY CLAMPITT (1920–1994)
Dancers Exercising

GRACE PALEY (1922– )
The Nature of This City
Fear
On Mother’s Day

HOWARD MOSS (1922–1987)
The Building
The Roof Garden

DENISE LEVERTOV (1923–1997)
The Cabdriver’s Smile

JAMES SCHUYLER (1923–1991)
This Dark Apartment
An East Window on Elizabeth Street
March Here

WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA (1923– )
Photograph from September 11

KENNETH KOCH (1925– )
Girl and Baby Florist Sidewalk Pram Nineteen
Seventy Something

GERALD STERN (1925– )
96 Vandam
Let Me Please Look Into My Window

FRANK O’HARA (1926–1966)
Steps
Gamin

JAMES MERRILL (1926–1995)
An Urban Convalescence
164 East 72nd Street

ALLEN GINSBERG (1926–1997)
I am a Victim of Telephone
My Sad Self

W. S. MERWIN (1927– )
St. Vincent’s

GALWAY KINNELL (1927– )
Room of Return
Running on Silk

JOHN ASHBERY (1927– )
A Sendentary Existence
So Many Lives

CHARLES TOMLINSON (1927– )
All Afternoon

PHILIP LEVINE (1928– )
Get Up

RICHARD HOWARD (1929– )
209 Canal
Among the Missing

L. E. SISSMAN (1929–1976)
Tears at Korvette’s
Visiting Chaos

ADRIENNE RICH (1929– )
Upper Broadway

GREGORY CORSO (1930–2001)
Eastside Incidents
The Whole Mess . . . Almost

DEREK WALCOTT (1930– )
The Bridge

AMIRI BARAKA (1934– )
Return of the Native

MARK STRAND (1934– )
Night Piece

AUDRE LORDE (1934–1992)
To My Daughter the Junkie on a Train
A Trip on the Staten Island Ferry

TED BERRIGAN (1934–1983)
Whitman in Black

HETTIE JONES (1934– )
Dust— A Survival Kit, Fall 2001

JUNE JORDAN (1936–2002)
Toward a City that Sings
“If you saw a Negro lady”

C. K. WILLIAMS (1936– )
Love: Wrath
From War

CHARLES SIMIC (1938– )
Couple at Coney Island
For the Very Soul of Me

THOMAS M. DISCH (1940– )
The Argument Resumed; or, Up Through Tribeca
In Praise of New York

BILLY COLLINS (1941– )
Man Listening to Disc

ERICA JONG (1942– )
Walking Through the Upper East Side

SHARON OLDS (1942– )
Boy Out in the World

NIKKI GIOVANNI (1943– )
Just a New York Poem
The New Yorkers

RONALD WARDALL (1947– )
Three Weeks After

DAVID LEHMAN (1948– )
The World Trade Center
October 11, 1998
September 14, 2001

LAWRENCE JOSEPH (1948– )
In the Age of Postcapitalism

DOUG DORPH (1949– )
Love

EDWARD HIRSCH (1950– )
Man on a Fire Escape

JORIE GRAHAM (1951– )
Expulsion

ROBERT POLITO (1951– )
Overheard in the Love Hotel

NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER (1951– )
Construction Site, Windy Night
1972, #43
The Last Hours of Laódikê, Sister of Hektor

ELIZABETH MACKLIN (1952– )
A Married Couple Discovers Irreconcilable Differences

VICKIE KARP (1953– )
Glass

LAURIE SHECK (1953– )
In the South Bronx
The Subway Platform

CORNELIUS EADY (1954– )
The Amateur Terrorist
Dread

PHILLIS LEVIN (1954– )
Out of Chaos

VIJAY SESHADRI (1954– )
A Werewolf in Brooklyn
Immediate City

JUDITH BAUMEL (1956– )
You weren’t Crazy and You weren’t Dead

LI-YOUNG LEE (1957– )
From The City in Which I Love You

MARTÍN ESPADA (1957– )
The Owl and the Lightning

JAMES LASDUN (1958– )
Woman Police Officer in Elevator

REGINALD SHEPHERD (1963– )
Antibody

DEBORAH GARRISON (1965– )
Worked Late on a Tuesday Night
I Saw You Walking

MALENA MÖRLING (1965– )
Let Me Say This

WILLIE PERDOMO (1967– )
123rd Street Rap

DAVID BERMAN (1967– )
New York, New York

KEVIN YOUNG (1970– )
City-as-School

MELANIE REHAK (1971– )
Adonis All Male Revue, November 24

DAVID SEMANKI (1971– )
Rain

NATHANIEL BELLOWS (1972– )
Liberty Island

Acknowledgments

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